How time flies! It is already 20 years since Nollywood actress Bimbo Akintola joined the industry. From Out of Bounds to The Mourning After, she has not waned in her creativity and ability to interpret any role that is given to her.

 In a recent interview, Bimbo open up another side of her we are yet to embrace.

Bimbo said “I was very mischievous and I still am.  Also, I was favoured. My mum was a child when she started having children. If you came to our house, you would find all of us, including our mum,holding a spoon, miming to songs and dancing. Being a disciplinarian, my mother would spank us right there and then, whenever we erred. I call her a super mum and she is one of my best friends.”

Talking about her weight “I decided to lose weight based on the experience of a close friend. For me, weight loss is not about being skinny but living and feeling healthy. I have been 15kg overweight for the last 15 years and it was time to get rid of it. People say my fitness regimen is tasking but I say otherwise. I am in the gym for two hours daily from Monday to Friday. I watch what I eat and I am still working on my body.”

She added  “I tend to stick to old friends and I have stuck with certain friends for as long as 20 years. I have never been one to have many friends even though I get along with everyone. Maybe because I have many sisters and brothers, I don’t really see the need to have many friends. In my industry, Joke Jacobs is my aunty, while Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett is my mum. I have ladies in the industry that I’m particularly proud of.”