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Everything You Need To Know About Nigerian Actress, Kehinde Bankole

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.

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.

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Movies & Series

Year Project Role
2022 Blood Sisters (2022 series) Yinka Ademola
2021 Love Castle
2020 Dear Affy Affy
Mama Drama Kemi
Finding Hubby
2019 The Set Up
2018 Grace
No Budget
2016–present Dinner (film)
2015–present Desperate Housewives Africa Kiki Obi
2014 Render to Caesar
October 1 Miss Tawa
2013 Awakening Zainab
Façade

Awards and Nominations

Year Event Category Result
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
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