Bimbo Oshi

Bimbo Oshi

A Trailblazing Journey in Nigerian Cinema

24 July 1971

Early Life and Family Background

Bimbo Oshin was born on July 24, 1971, in Ondo, a city in Ondo State, southwestern Nigeria. Oshin is the second-to-last of Pa Olasanmi Theophilus Oshin's eight children. Her upbringing in a large family provided a nurturing environment for her talent to flourish.

09 July 1995


Oshin attended Saint Anne's Primary School in Ondo State for her primary education. Later, she enrolled in Staff Primary School in Ile-Ife, Osun State. For her secondary education, she attended Girls Academy, Sandgrouse, in Lagos State. She further pursued higher education at the prestigious University of Lagos, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Philosophy.

13 July 1996

Early Beginnings of Acting Career

Oshin's passion for acting was evident from a young age. She engaged in minor dramas with her elder sibling, recording their pseudo videos at home. Her journey into professional acting commenced during her undergraduate days at the University of Lagos when she joined the Ara Osan theater group in 1996.

13 July 1997

Rise to Recognition

Under the mentorship of Rasaq Ajao, Oshin honed her acting skills and gained experience in English soap operas. However, she eventually found her niche in the Yoruba movie industry. Her breakthrough role came in 1997 with the release of the movie "Akobi." This marked the turning point in her career and propelled her to wider recognition.

13 July 2012

Notable Works

Oshin has made a significant mark in the movie industry, She has starred in so many movies including:

  • Omo Elemosho (2012): Oshin's performance in this Yoruba film further cemented her status as a talented actress.
  • Kakanfo (2020): Oshin's portrayal in this film showcased her versatility and ability to tackle diverse roles.
  • The New Patriots (2020): Oshin's involvement in this project demonstrated her commitment to engaging storytelling and impactful cinema.

13 July 2016

Awards and Recognitions

In 2016, Bimbo Oshin received the Icon Category Award at the Afro-Heritage Broadcasting and Entertainment Awards, honoring her outstanding contributions to the Nigerian film industry. Her talent, dedication, and memorable performances have garnered praise and acclaim from both critics and audiences.

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