Bimbo Oshin

Bimbo Oshin is a Nigerian film actress.[1]

Bimbo Oshin
Born
Abimbola Oshin

(1971-07-24) 24 July 1971 (age 49)
NationalityNigerian
OccupationActress
Years active1996-present

Early life and careerEdit

She was born on July 24, 1971 in Ondo, a city in Ondo State southwestern Nigeria. Oshin attended the University of Lagos where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Philosophy.[2] Bimbo commenced her acting career in 1996[3] but rose to recognition after starring in a 2012 Yoruba film titled Omo Elemosho.[4]

ChildhoodEdit

Bimbo Oshin grew up in Ondo State where she attended her primary school education at Saint Anne’s Primary School. Later, she went to Staff Primary School in Ile-Ife, Osun state. For her secondary education, she attended Girls Academy, Sandgrouse in Lagos State. Bimbo Oshin then went for higher education at the University of Lagos, where she bagged a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) degree in Philosophy[5]

CareerEdit

Bimbo Oshin’s love for acting began at a tender age. She has been doing some minor drama in the house with her elder sibling in which they recorded their pseudo videos. But her career in acting started initially during her undergraduate days at the University of Lagos. Her friend’s sister introduced her to a group called Ara Osan group. She told her she had joined and she should follow her too. Bimbo agreed, joined the group (Ara Osan) in 1996 and started going for rehearsals. Ara Osan theatre group is a group owned by Rasaq Ajao and she spent four years under her boss. Although she started a movie career with English soap operas but right now, she is into the Yoruba movie industry doing well. The first movie that was released which made her popular was titled, “Akobi” in the year 1997.[6]

Net worthEdit

Bimbo Oshin’s net worth is said to be under review but for now, it is $18 million.[7]

Selected filmographyEdit

Award and recognitionsEdit

In 2016, she was honoured with an Icon Category Award at the 2016 Afro-Heritage Broadcasting and Entertainment and Awards.[8]

Year Award ceremony Prize Result Ref
2014 Yoruba Movies Academy Awards Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated [9]
City People Entertainment Awards Best Actress of the Year (Yoruba) Nominated [10]
2015 ZAFAA African Film Academy Awards Best Female Indigenous Actor Nominated [11]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "After exclusive breastfeeding, Oshin gets bolder with Igboya". The Punch - Nigeria's Most Widely Read Newspaper. Archived from the original on 21 February 2015. Retrieved 20 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Why I sometimes throw caution to the winds-Bimbo Oshin". Nigerian Tribune. Archived from the original on 19 February 2015. Retrieved 20 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Bimbo Oshin!". Ibaka tv. Archived from the original on 2015-02-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "10 celebrities we can't get enough of…". Vanguard News. Retrieved 20 February 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Bimbo, Oshin. "Mrs". dewtells.com. Omobolaji Folajinmi. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  6. ^ Bimbo, Oshin. "Mrs". dewtells.com. Omobolaji Folajinmi. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  7. ^ Bimbo, Oshin. "Mrs". dewtells.com. Omobolaji Folajinmi. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  8. ^ "AHBEA 2016 Nominee, Bimbo Oshin, Icon Award Category". naijaonlinetv.co.uk. 9 July 2016. Retrieved 16 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Orenuga, Adenike (31 March 2014). "Yoruba Movie Awards: Odunlade Adekola, Fathia Balogun, others win [See full list of winners]". Daily Post. Retrieved 16 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Izuzu, Chidumga (9 June 2014). "Meet The Nominees: Nominees for City People Entertainment Awards". pulse.ng. Retrieved 16 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Izuzu, Chidumga (3 November 2015). "Queen Nwokoye: Actress wins 'Best Actor Indigenous Female' at ZAFAA 2015". pulse.ng. Retrieved 16 February 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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