Ebony beauty, screen diva, Bimbo Thomas, has been acting for 17 years even before she acted in a popular movie, Omo-Ghetto, produced by Funke Akindele. This pretty mother of one has been off the make-believe scene since the birth of her son, Oluwatobiloba Irewoletomiwa Ajadi. Now, we can authoritatively tell you that she is back in Nigeria. She has also gone into other lines of business like fashion designing and of bespoke designing.
She was sighted a few weeks ago at Fuji star, Pasuma’s 50th birthday. She spoke so glowing on what her son has done to shape her and disclose why she mostly acts like a Tom Boy to City People’s Assistant Society Editor, ABIOLA ORISILE, enjoy it.
What are you wearing?
A gold short dress made by Bimbo Thomas
Are you also into fashion?
Yes, I have a fabric store called Bimbally Fabrics and I have been doing it for about 2 years now.
Why haven’t you made it known to public?
Well, it is because I have been going back and forth, shuttling between Nigeria and the United States. I have been away for a while. I have been to the United States, (US), but now I am back .
You seem to have shed weight, what is the secret?
It is my son, who has made me to lose weight. All I did was to maintain it. So, as Yoruba will say, “Omolobu ola si mi lara”.
What are you now working on since you came back from the US
I am working on a lot of things. My personal project and all. Don’t forget this is a festive period too and so, we don’t have much on ground now.
First quarter of this year is going to be a busy one.
How is it likely to go?
Sincerely, I admire my son, and I thank God for giving me such a cute boy. I thank God because one doesn’t learn it anywhere. Motherhood is my pride. I didn’t learn it. It just happened and I found myself taking care of him very well.
What has motherhood deprive you of?
Basically nothing. For everytime, I just see myself behaving like a mother. It is just that I am now modeling my son. It has been easy.
Most people love the fair skin, why don’t you tone up a bit?
Haa! That is what I am. I love my skin complexion. It can’t be touched.
You act like a Tom Boy, what was your growing up like?
Well, I was born among boys. We had 3 girls among 23 boys. I grow up to see boys on a daily basis. I wore their trousers and their singlets. We rolled together and that had really moulded me into having a boyish lifestyle. I sag my jeans sometimes and wear. T.shrt. I wear snikers. I just noticed I am not a girly girly girl. Heels are not my thing. Seriously, that is the truth. But, what I do, I need to bring up all other things, so I don’t get static and that is why you see me wearing lady’s dresses, heels and all that. If I have my way on dressing, I will do a snickers and I will rock them.
I like to be comfortable in anything I wear.
What made you go into wine business at one point?
I am still doing it. It was also my love for fashion that made me to go into fabric selling. I just want people to know that there are many people, Thomas, than people they see. So I have Bimbally wine, Bimbally fabrics, which are coined from my name. At Bimbally fabrics, we do ready-to-wear outfits and sell fabrics.
So, are you now back in Nigeria or you are relocating to USA?
No, I live here, I was going back and forth because of my son medicals, but I am fully back now.
How were you able to shed baby fat?
I didn’t gather any baby fat, it is pure grace. I was bigger before pregnancy, but I dropped 2 sizes after given birth. I didn’t do anything.
What can you not be caught doing?
What I can’t I be caught doing? I have excesses, but maybe nudity or fighting naked.
How do you get inspiration for all your slangs?
I was born and brought up on Lagos Island. Obadina to be precise. Ask anybody about “Obadina”, the script is there. So, I got all the slangs from there. They are original.
What comes to your mind when the “English” or “Western” part of you pops up?
I just script back to posh Bimbo Thomas.
How best would you describe Pasuma?
Pasuma is my friend and brother. We have been friends for decades. I appreciate him because he is a good person. He is always there for people, not just for his friends. He has this philanthropic heart. He is playful and real.
For how long have you been acting?
For over 16 years.
What brought you to the limelight?
It was Omo-Ghetto, but I have done a couple of movies before that.
Do you see yourself acting that role again?
Not over, but once more, I will love to do it, maybe in “Omo Ghetto” reloaded”.