Bimbo Ademoye biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Bimbo Ademoye (born 4 February 1991), is a Nigerian actress. 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).

Background Information

Full Name Bimbo Ademoye
Born 4 February 1991 (age 31), Lagos State, Nigeria
Alma Covenant University
Occupation Actress
Years Active 2014-present
Known For Backup Wife
Sugar Rush

Early life and education

Ademoye was born on February 4, 1991, in Lagos, Southwestern Nigeria. She obtained her secondary education from Mayflower School and is an alumnus of Covenant University. In an interview with The Punch, she explained that she was raised by a single father, who supported her chosen profession.

Career

In an interview with The Daily Independent newspaper, she said her acting career began in 2014 when she was casted in the short film Where Talent Lies. The film received accolades from the Africa International Film Festival. 

She describes Uduak Isong as her mentor, who assisted her in getting into the industry. In 2015, she was casted in her first feature film Its About Your Husband, which was also produced by Isong.

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

At the 2018 City People Movie Awards, she was nominated for Revelation of the Year, Best New Actress and Best Upcoming Actress. Her role in Backup Wife also earned her a nomination for Best Lead Role at 2018 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. 

She 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. Ademoye has also been described as a celebrity style icon by several media outlets.

Filmography

  •  Looking for baami (2019)
  • Girlfriends (2019)
  • The Family (2019)
  • Kamsi (2018)
  • Getting Over Him (2018)
  • Light in the Dark (2018)
  • Personal Assistant (2018)
  • Desperate Housegirls
  • Gone (2018)
  • Last Days
  • The Backup Wife
  • Diary of a Crazy Nigerian Woman
  • It’s About Your Husband
  • Charmed
  • Rofia Tailor Loran
  • This Is It (2016)

Awards and nominations

Year Event Category Result
2017 Best of Nollywood Awards Revelation of the Year –female Nominated
2018 Best of Nollywood Awards Best supporting actress Won
Best Kiss in a Movie Nominated
2019 City People Movie Award Most Featured Actress In Cinema Movies Won
2020 AMVCA Actress in a Comedy (Movie/TV Series) Nominated
Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role (English) Won
2022 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards Best Actress in A Comedy Nominated
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