Bimbo Ademoye (Listen) (born 4 February 1991), is a Nigerian actress.[1] She won Best Actress in a Comedy/TV series at the 2023 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards for her role in the film Selina.[2]

Bimbo Ademoye
Born (1991-02-04) 4 February 1991 (age 33)
Lagos State, Nigeria
Alma materMayflower School
Covenant University
Years active2014-present
Known for
Awards2017 Best of Nollywood Awards (Nominated)

2018 Best of Nollywood Awards (Won)
2019 City People Entertainment Awards (Won)

2023 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (Won)

Early life and education edit

Bimbo Ademoye was born on 4 February 1991, in Lagos, Southwestern Nigeria.[3][4]

Bimbo Ademoye and elder sister Adebike Maryam were raised by their dad after their parents separated when she was just 2 years old.[5]

She obtained her secondary education from Mayflower School and is an alumna of Covenant University, where she studied Business Administration.[6] In an interview with The Punch newspaper, she said she was raised by a single father who supported her chosen profession.[7]

Career edit

In an interview with The Daily Independent newspaper, Bimbo Ademoye said that her acting career began in 2014 when she was cast in the short film Where Talent Lies. The film received accolades from the Africa International Film Festival.[8] She describes Uduak Isong as her mentor, who assisted her in getting into the industry.[8][9] In 2015, Ademoye was cast in her first feature film Its About Your Husband, which was also produced by Isong.[10]

In a 2018 compilation by Premium Times newspaper, she was listed as one of five actors who were predicted to have a successful career before the end of the year.[11] In April 2018,she co-featured with Stella Damasus in Gone, which was directed by Daniel Ademinokan. Ademoye described working with Damasus as a motivating moment in her career.[12]

She was nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy/TV series at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards in 2018, for her role in the film Backup Wife (2017).[13]

At the 2018 City People Movie Awards, she was nominated for Revelation of the Year, Best New Actress and Best Upcoming Actress.[14] Bimbo's role in Backup Wife also earned her a nomination for Best Lead Role at the 2018 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.[15] She has also received two individual nominations at the 2018 Best of Nollywood Awards for her role in Personal Assistant, winning the award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role and getting a nomination for Best Kiss in a Movie.[16]

Ademoye has been described as a celebrity style icon by several media outlets.[17][18][3]

Filmography edit

Awards and nominations edit

Year Event Category Result Ref
2017 Best of Nollywood Awards Revelation of the Year –female Nominated [24]
2018 Best of Nollywood Awards Best supporting actress Won [25]
Best Kiss in a Movie Nominated [26]
2019 City People Movie Award Most Featured Actress In Cinema Movies Won
2020 AMVCA Actress in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series) Nominated [27]
Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role (English) Won [28]
2022 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards Best Actress in A Comedy Nominated [1]
2023 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards Best Actress In A Comedy/TV Series Won [29][30]
Best Actress In A Drama, Movie Or TV Series Nominated
Best Online Social Content Creator Nominated

References edit

  1. ^ a b Okporu, Rachel (2022-02-04). "'I'm currently in a place called happy' Actress Bimbo Ademoye dazzles in red as she clocks 'age 31'". Kemi Filani News. Retrieved 2022-03-15.
  2. ^ "Night of Upsets at the AMVCAs: Full List of Winners and Nominees". Open Country Mag. Retrieved May 26, 2023.
  3. ^ a b c "Bimbo Ademoye Marks Birthday in Style". ThisDay. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  4. ^ "Actress Bimbo Ademoye celebrates her birthday with stunning photos". 2019-02-09. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  5. ^ Mbuthia, Mercy (May 10, 2023). "Bimbo Ademoye's biography: husband, surgery, relationship". Legit Ng.
  6. ^ Nigeria, Guardian (2022-10-01). "Bimbo Ademoye: I'm not a comedian, I'm just funny". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. Retrieved 2023-06-01.
  7. ^ "My dad took me to my first audition – Bimbo Ademoye". The Punch. 2018-09-16. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  8. ^ a b "I Don't Enjoy Being Single – Bimbo Ademoye". Daily Independent. 2017-11-25. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  9. ^ "BETWEEN BIMBO ADEMOYE AND ISONG UDUAK OGUAMANAM". City People. December 7, 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  10. ^ a b AYINLA-OLASUKANMI, DUPE (November 10, 2018). "BIMBO ADEMOYE: I'll never lobby to win awards". The Nation. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  11. ^ a b c d Augoye, Jayne (2018-01-05). "Five Nollywood stars to watch out for in 2018". Premium Times. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  12. ^ a b Adesanya, Samuel (April 24, 2018). "Working with Stella boosted my morale, Bimbo Ademoye". Nation. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  13. ^ AGBO, NJIDEKA (2018-09-01). "Complete List Of Winners For The 2018 AMVCA". Guardian. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  14. ^ "Nominees For 2018 City People Movie Awards [FULL LIST]". City People. 2018-09-08. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  15. ^ "Omotola Jalade, Funke Akindele and Odunlade Adekola nominated for Nigerian Entertainment Awards". Pulse. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  16. ^ a b Bada, Gbenga (2018-12-12). "BON Awards 2018: Mercy Aigbe, Tana Adelana shine at 10th edition". Pulse. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  17. ^ a b c OBIUWEVBI, JENNIFER (2018-12-10). "Why Bimbo Ademoye Is The Underrated Style Star We All Need To Watch". Zumi. Retrieved 2019-02-08.
  18. ^ Matazu, Hafsah Abubakar. "10 hot, new Nollywood divas to look out for". Daily Trust Newspaper. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  19. ^ Bada, Gbenga. "Kabat Esosa Egbon cast Bimbo Ademoye, Rekiya Yusuf, for a new movie, 'Girlfriends'". Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  20. ^ "Get the Scoop on Judith Audu's New Film "The Family" starring Tina Mba, Bimbo Ademoye, Mofe Duncan, Omowunmi Dada, Beverly Osu". BellaNaija. 2019-02-05. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  21. ^ "Bimbo Ademoye, Deyemi Okanlawon, Monalisa Chinda attend premiere [Photos]". Pulse. January 23, 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  22. ^ "New Nollywood comedy 'Breaded Life' hits cinemas". 2021-04-16. Retrieved 2021-04-20.
  23. ^ Alao, Biodun (2022-10-17). "How BIMBO ADEMOYE Became The Hottest Face In Nollywood". City People Magazine. Retrieved 2023-06-08.
  24. ^ "BON Awards 2017: Kannywood's Ali Nuhu receives Special Recognition Award". Daily Trust. 2017-11-23. Retrieved 2021-10-07.
  25. ^ "BON Awards 2018: Tope Oshin, Tana Adelana win big". 2018-12-10. Retrieved 2020-10-05.
  26. ^ "BON Awards 2018: Mercy Aigbe, Tana Adelana shine at 10th edition". Pulse Nigeria. 2018-12-09. Retrieved 2019-12-23.
  27. ^ "Nigerian actress Bimbo Ademoye celebrates AMVCA nomination". Sidomex Entertainment. 2020-02-09. Retrieved 2020-10-05.
  28. ^ Augoye, Jayne (2020-12-07). "BON Awards: Laura Fidel, Kunle Remi win Best Kiss (Full List of Winners)". Retrieved 2021-06-13.
  29. ^ "Full List: Here are all our AMVCA 9 Nominees". AMVCA - Full List: Here are all our AMVCA 9 Nominees. Retrieved 2023-04-23.[permanent dead link]
  30. ^ "AMVCA 2023: Bimbo Ademoye wins Best Actress in Comedy". Vanguard News. 2023-05-20. Retrieved 2023-06-01.

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