8 amazing things you should know about Nollywood Actress, Kehinde Bankole

Kehinde Bankole is a celebrated Nigerian actress, model, and television presenter who has made significant strides in the entertainment industry.

Here are eight interesting facts about her:

1. Early Life and Family

– Born on March 27, 1985, in Ogun State, Kehinde Bankole is the fourth of six children of Babatunde Bankole, an architect, and Titilayo Bankole, an administrative secretary. She has a twin sister, Taiwo, who occasionally acts.

2. Education

– Kehinde completed her primary education at Tunwase Nursery and Primary School in Ikeja. She went on to study Mass Communications at Olabisi Onabanjo University but suspended her studies in 2004 to pursue modeling.

3. Pageant Beginnings

– Her first acting experience came in 2003 when she auditioned for the Miss Commonwealth Nigeria pageant. Although she did not win, reaching the top ten provided her with valuable exposure.

4. Beauty Competitions

– In 2004, she competed in the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN) pageant but did not make it to the top five.

5. Acting Career

– Bankole made her screen debut as Caro in the family drama “Super Story: Everything it Takes” during her time as a Lux ambassador. She has also appeared in other Wale Adenuga productions like “Papa Ajasco” and “This Life.” Her most notable television role was as housewife Kiki Obi in “Desperate Housewives Africa.” Additionally, she starred in the film “The Prophetess” alongside Toyin Abraham.

6. Awards and Recognition

– In 2009, two years after her screen debut, Kehinde was named Revelation of the Year at the Best of Nollywood Awards for her role in “Super Story.”

7. Television Hosting

– Kehinde has hosted several daytime talk shows, including “Soul Sisters” and “African Kitchen.”

8. Recent Achievements

– In May 2024, Kehinde Bankole won the Best Lead Actress award at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) for her performance in the movie “ADIRE.”

Kehinde Bankole continues to be a prominent figure in Nollywood, captivating audiences with her talent and versatility.

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