Veteran Actress Bimbo Akintola needs no much introduction, the talented thespian has within the space of time carved a remarkable niche for herself in the entertainment industry.

For a while, Bimbo went hiatus from the screen for reasons best known to her. However in a recent interview with The Punch Newspaper, the light skinned actress talks about herself and the reasons she has been off the screen.

“It is not a matter of rebranding! It is a matter of believing in something. I started talking to myself that I am tired of being in every movie that doesn’t say anything. I decided I want to be part of movies that say something and I choose my script now.

We as actors have a duty to Nigeria, because we are known, so people use that popularity to make a difference. So with me, I am only doing stories that mean something to me,” she said.

On how she lost so much weight, Bimbo hinted that she hits the gym everyday. “I just exercise, I do a lot of exercise. I am a regular person at the gym and they would tell you that I am usually there by 5:40am.

But since I have started shooting, I have had to stop.” She also reveals her real self: “I am a very simple person. I love my Mum to bits; she is the most important person in my life. I have friends who have been my friends for over 20 years.

I love cooking, I love singing. I believe in God Almighty. I like being part of younger people’s lives; I like to help because I know that I’m not just here for show, I’m doing something to help somebody else.: