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Damilola Adegbite Biography: Education, Career, Marriage, Controversies, Awards, and Net Worth

Damilola Adegbite is a Nigerian model, actress, fitness trainer, entrepreneur, and television personality. She is best known for her roles as Telema in Tinsel and Kemi Williams in the film Flower Girl. At the 2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, she was named Best Actress in a TV Series.

Early Life and Education

Damilola Adegbite was born in Surulere, Lagos State, on May 18, 1985, to a civil servant father and a teacher mother. She was born into a four-person family. Her primary and secondary education were completed in Lagos state, where she attended Queen’s College, Yaba. She then attended Bowen University in Osun State, where she earned a degree in Business Administration.

From 2001 to 2002, Adegbite served as Vice President of Queen’s College Yaba’s school theatrical society. Since she was a teenager, she had also been a member of her church drama club.

Career

Adegbite’s career began shortly after she finished her undergraduate final exams. After hearing about an audition from her aunt, she decided to try out (Ethel Ekpe). She was fortunate to be cast as Telema Duke in Tinsel, Mnet’s first multi-camera production.

She then worked as a red carpet host and program anchor for Sound City Television from 2008 to 2010. During her time there, she conducted red carpet interviews with celebrities on special occasions. She also hosted Global Countdown and The Chatroom.

She has also worked for other companies, such as Nestle. She was the main character in a television commercial for Brilliance Motors in 2009.

Personal Life

Adegbite married Chris Attoh, a fellow actor she met on the set of the soap opera Tinsel, in August 2014. Brian, the couple’s son, was born in September 2014. Adegbite and Attoh married in secret on February 14, 2015 in Accra, Ghana. Adegbite’s failed marriage to Chris Attoh became public in September 2017. Separation rumors began to circulate after Adegbite removed Chris Attoh’s last name from her social media accounts.

 

She also deleted all of his photos from her social media accounts and unfollowed him on Instagram. Chris Attoh revealed his divorce from Damilola Adegbite in an interview a few hours later.

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Controversy

There were rumors that Tinseltown actress and musician Banky W was having an affair years ago. When the two were allegedly seen holding hands on the red carpet for the 2011 release of Ice Prince’s album “Everybody Loves Ice Prince (E.L.I),” rumours that the actress and singer were lovers began to circulate. When Damilola appeared in Banky W’s music video for “Good Good Loving,” rumours that the actress and singer were lovers began to circulate.

Filmography

Adegbite has appeared in plays such as Wedding Blues, Iya Ile, and The Vagina Monologues. She has also appeared in the Before 30 TV series from 2015 to the present.

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2006 6 Hours To Christmas
2013 Flower Girl Kemi Williams
2017 The Missing Alero
2017 Banana Island Ghost Self Cameo
2017 Isoken Joke
2018 Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons Dera Chukwu
2018 From Lagos with Love Samantha
2019 Coming From Insanity Oyin Martins
2019 Heaven’s Hell Janet Cole
2019 Merry Men 2: Another Mission Dera Chukwu
2020 Crossroads Siwoku

Television

Year Title Role
2008–2012 Tinsel Telema Duke
2015–present Before 30 Temilola Coker

Theatre

  • The V Monologues
  • Iya Ile
  • Wedding Blues

Awards and Nominations

  • Best Actress in a TV Series, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2011 (Won)
  • Film Actress of the Year, ELOY Awards, 2013 (Nomination)
  • Best Actress in a Leading Role, Nollywood Movie Awards, 2014 (Nomination)

Net Worth

Damilola endorsed Instant Pickup Laundry Services in 2017. Recently, she also became a brand ambassador for a giant telecommunication network, Globacom. Her net worth is estimated at $300,000.

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