Bimbo Thomas is a cheerful talented Nigerian actress of Yoruba descent. Bimbo was born and bred in Lagos and she is the fifth child in her family and the only girl among her siblings. The actress is often seen wearing shirts, trousers and tops, she revealed that her childhood played a huge part in shaping her into the personality she is today. Bimbo Thomas who is often perceived as tom-boy revealed that her love for simple, boyish fashion originates from her growing up among 20 boys in Lagos Island, Obadina. She went further to explain that she was born among boys and they were 3 girls among 23 boys. She grew up to see boys on a daily basis. And she wore their trousers, singlets and shirts. They also rolled together and that really molded her into having a boyish lifestyle. She also revealed that she sagged her jeans sometimes and wore T.shirts and sneakers. And all these made her childhood a lot more interesting but has also resulted in her being uncomfortable on heels even as a grown woman.
The versatile actress is known to celebrate her birthday every year on the 29th of September. However, as a result of her love for acting, she gained admission into University of Lagos where she studied Theatre Arts and graduated with good grades.
Career as an Actress:
Bimbo’s career as an actress began from her undergraduate days at the University of Lagos studying Creative Arts. It was then that she met Tayo Odueke (Sikirat Sindodo) who was already into film making at that time, then suggested that she should join the movie industry. Seeing that she had potential, she was later introduced to veteran director Lanre Abbey who then took her to join Odunfa Caucus under the tutelage of Yinka Quadri. The actress is popularly known for her roles in Yoruba movies, but it was the movie “Omo Ghetto” that shot her into limelight in 2011 where she starred alongside Funke Akindele and Eniola Badmus, where she played the role of Nikky in the movie. Omo Ghetto (The Saga) which is a sequel to “omo Ghetto” (2010) was released in 2020, which tells the tale of two identical twins living separate lives. An unfortunate incident sheds more light to their paternity, birth and troubling behavior.
The Yoruba actress has featured in a number of movies ever since she broke into the movie industry, some of those movies are; Jenifa, Farayola, Eruku Nla, Opolo, Oluomo, Omo Poly and Kos Trouble 1 &2 and so on.
Awards Won and Nominations:
2010: Best Actress in Supporting Role (Yoruba) Awa Obinrin Nomination
Her Instagram handle is @iambimbothomas
Bimbo Thomas Net Worth (2023):
The beautiful actress is said to be worth over $200,000 dollars. With her multi-million naira wine shop named ‘Bimbally Wine n Liquor’ along Toyin street, Ikeja, Lagos said to be one of her sources of income alongside the deal she landed with Globacom in 2015.
Bimbo is a private person who keeps her private life out of social media. She has not been seen flaunting her partner on any of the social media platforms and she was quoted in an interview with Sunday Scoop, that she is not someone used to flaunting her relationship online even though she has a son. Bimbo Thomas is a mother of one. She gave birth to her son Jayden (Oluwatobiloba Irewoletomiwa Ajadi) in Texas, U.S.A.
There has been a lot of speculations and rumors as to who is the father of her son, but Bimbo has remained tight lipped about who the father is. One speculation has it that, he is Nigerian but based in the United States, which is one reason why she relocated to the U.S to have her baby. However, there are still unconfirmed reports that the mystery man was still married while he was with the actress but it was also speculated that he plans to get married to Bimbo, as soon as he is done with his divorce proceedings. While in another story, it was wildly speculated that Dele Alake was the father of her son, this also has been proven to be false.
Bimbo Thomas seems to be one of those few actress who have managed to keep a lot of things in their lives away from the media, apart from flaunting her baby bump. Apart from Bimbo being able to stay away from controversy and the media, the talented mother of one is also a successful business woman and an entrepreneur who is also interested in wine and running a successful fashion business. Fans and followers of the talented Omo ghetto star should keep their fingers crossed, as there is so much more to come from Bimbo Thomas as she is not yet done with the movie industry and delivering block busters to her fans.