Nigerian actress Kehinde Bankole was born on March 27, 1985. She enjoys modeling and appears on television shows. She made her debut in the Miss Commonwealth Nigeria excellence competition in 2003, and then went on to compete in the 2004 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria show (MBGN). She won the Best of Nollywood Awards at the revelation of the year award in 2009, two years after her most memorable screen highlight in Wale Adenuga’s Super Story. She also played a key role in the recently released ‘Blood Sisters’ film series in 2022.
Early Life & Education
Kehinde Bankole was the fourth of six children born to architect Babatunde Bankole and administrative secretary Titilayo Bankole in Ogun State. Her twin sister, Taiwo, is also an actress who appears on occasion. She finished elementary school at Ikeja’s Tunwase Nursery and Primary School. Kehinde went on to study mass communication at Olabisi Onabanjo University. In 2004, she took a sabbatical to concentrate on her modeling career.
Kehinde Bankole got her first taste of fame when she auditioned for a reality show. Kehinde was nominated for Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, but she did not make the top five. Sylvia Udeogu and Olaide Olaogun were chosen alongside Bakonle to become the new faces of Lux in 2007 after their outstanding and flawless performances in the Super Story drama: Everything It Takes. During this time, Kehinde made her acting debut.
She also appeared in Wale Adenuga’s works, Papa Ajasco, and This Life, among others. She’s also been in Nollywood films, including Two Brides and a Baby, The Meeting, Awakening, and, most recently, October 1. Bankole has high ambitions for the future.
Kehinde Bankole has acted in roles from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre to Nigerian blockbuster flicks. She plays Funmilayo Ransome Kuti in the biographical film about the historical African political figure Funmilayo Ransom Kuti. She has also appeared in Netflix Original Series “Blood Sisters“, a new cinematic release.
Movies & Series
|2022||Blood Sisters (2022 series)||Yinka Ademola|
|2019||The Set Up|
|2015–present||Desperate Housewives Africa||Kiki Obi|
|2014||Render to Caesar|
|October 1||Miss Tawa|
Awards and Nominations
|2022||Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards||Best Actress in A Drama||Nominated|
|2020||2020 Best of Nollywood Awards||Best Actress in a Lead role –English||Nominated|
|2014||ELOY Awards||TV Actress of the Year (Super Story)||Nominated|