Bimbo Akintola is not a new face in the make-believe world as she has featured in numerous movies with some awards on her shelve to show for her tireless efforts in the craft.
Though the actress may have had her own share of bad press in the past, yet she kept a high stadard in the busy and scandalous industry without getting distracted.
A time ago, her rumoured affair with Dede Mabiaku hit the hard rock and her fans have since hoped she finally finds the man she will stay under the same roof with as his wife.
It is common for Nigerian celebrities to lavish their resources on irrelevant things and merry with friends, but Bimbo seems to have learnt from her past, when she spent about N50,000 with her friends at a go some years ago, even though she said it was fun to her then.
“It was N50,000 way back when I was still in school in 1995, I think. I blew the whole cash in one go, partying with my friends. Looking back now, it sure was fun,” she said.
Bimbo who was the toasts of many producer while she started acting, says she decided to slow down because she has gone past that stage where she will want to be running around to make her name known.
In her words, “I’ve been in the movie industry for many years. In the beginning, when you’re a newcomer who wants to make a name and want people to know who you are and the directors to see your work, you do anything that comes your way. I have passed that point.
“Right now, I believe that anything that I’m doing should mean or say something. At the end of the day, we’re not just entertainers but we also educate and inform.
“I believe in this profession. I’m passionate about acting. I went to school for six years because I believed in it. This was all I wanted to do at the end of the day. It’s where I think I belong. That’s what has kept me here.”