- Popular Actress, BIMBO OSHIN
Bimbo Oshin is no doubt, one of the finest actresses in the entertainment industry. She is blessed with beauty and brains.
Besides being an actress, she is a filmmaker and a director. She joined the movie industry through a friend after going through a caucus in 1996. She rose to prominence after. Starring in a 2012 Yoruba film titled “Omo Elemosh” By Yewande Adekoya. A graduate of UNILAG, where she bagged a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy. She married the popular music promoter Ola Ibironke popularly known as Dudu Heritage 15 years ago and their union is blessed with two adorable kids.
Delectable Bimbo has featured in over 200 movies and has produced movies such as “Eji Owuro, Owu Iya, Temi Yemi and lots more. Despite being 22 years in the industry, this ever friendly star, has been able to maintain her pretty look, she also maintains a very cordial relationship with lots of her colleagues in the industry, both her junior, senior and contemporaries, no wonder lots of the upcoming stars look up to her as their role model. In this chat with City People’s Senior Showbiz Reporter BIODUN ALAO, she talked about her marriage, her journey into the entertainment industry. Below are the excerpt
What has made you remain relevant in the industry for so long?
All I will say is that, it is God Almighty that has kept me, and I give him all the glory for his faithfulness. Each time I sleep and wake up, and I see myself the way I am. I just keep giving Almighty God for his faithfulness.
What is the secret of your good looks, any beauty secret?
First and foremost, I will say thanks for the compliment, though I have added little weight, but I still maintain my looks. Honestly, I will say I don’t have any beauty secret per say. Despite my having kids, I still look the same. I feel, it is just God’s glory that is shining forth in me.
I also work very hard and at the same time I take time to relax.
You have become a role model for lots of upcoming stars. How does that make you feel?
I give almighty God, all the glory. It is not by my might. When you marry your friend, that is what you get. One thing about me is that I balance everything. I know when to go work, when to have time for family, so I balance everything in my life perfectly. I know when to go to work, when to take care of my family, so no aspect is lacking behind, I try as much as possible to balance it. I give God all the glory.
There’s this belief that Nollywood stars, cannot keep a home, what’s your take on that?
Marriage is like a black market. It is only God that help. Like I earlier said, it is not by my might but by his grace that has kept me going. No one goes into any marriage with plans of breaking up later, there are things involved when you are going into marriage. As a celebrity, you need to bury that stardom. If you want the marriage to work, because no man will want to marry a woman that won’t attend to him, no man will want a woman that will not obey him or be submissive.
Fine, we are not slaves but as a woman, you have to do what your husband wants, and when you need something from your husband, there are ways to go about it and achieve your aim, there are ways to approach him. For me, if I need something from my husband or I want my husband to do something, there’s a way I go about it, I beg if need be at least, he is my husband. I don’t do things against his wish because he is the head of the family. I get my husband’s approval over anything I do, if he says no, then I relax.
How long have you been in the industry?
I joined the movie industry in 1996, and that is like 22 years in the industry now.
How long have you been married?
My marriage to the glory of God is 15 years.
Any regret so far as an actress?
None at all, whatever happened to me in life God has ordained it, moreover I know my unit, and I don’t step my bounds God has been so faithful.
I didn’t plan to go into acting. I joined through a friend, then I went through training under a caucus. I was really inquisitive and really wanted to know what acting was really all about. Then my role in the movie “Akobi” shot me to the limelight.
Any advice for people aspiring to go into acting?
You have to know, what you want, and take it step by step, it is a gradual thing. It is a process, you don’t need to rush into it and even if nobody believes in what you are doing, keep believing in yourself and give it your best. God will definitely make a way someday and above all, be very prayerful and keep a good name.
Why, do you maintain a very cordial relationship with everybody in the industry?
I think it’s just me, I don’t see myself as a star, I see myself as just Bimbo and not that star people talk about.
A very simple and free-spirited person and above all, I always remember what my father told me. He said, I should always remember the daughter of whom I am, keep a very good name and not tarnish my image and I should always be myself and all his words and advise has kept me going right from the beginning till date.
So am very careful with what I do, I have kids, and I don’t want them to goggle my name on the net, and read rubbish or anything that will affect them tomorrow, so as an upcoming star, keep a good name, so when you finally become a star. It won’t hurt you. Though they still write some rubbish on the net, and I guess that is the price for being famous.