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Bimbo Akintola Recollects Past Reckless Lifestyle

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One of Nollywood's most respected actress, Bimbo Akintola, is not a new face in the make-believe world as she has featured in numerous movies with some awards to credit her tireless efforts in the craft.
Though the actress may have had her own share of celebrity scandal when it was once rumoured that she was dumped by Afro beat singer, Dede Mabiaku, yet she still keeps her head high without getting distracted.

While many Nigerian celebrities lavish their resources on irrelevant things and merryment with friends all around, Bimbo seems to have learnt her lessons after lavishing her first take home pay with friends in one day which was 50 thousand naira.

Appreciating the height at which the movie industry has attained within the past couple of years, the actress explained that she does not feel bad about how she spents her money as she now sees it as fun.
β€œIt was fifty thousand naira, way back when I was still in school in 1995, I think. I blew the whole cash in one go, partying with my friends. Looking back now, it sure was fun,” she said.

Bimbo who was the toasts of many producer while she started acting, says she decided to slow down because she has gone past the stage where she will want to be running around to make her name known.

In her words, β€œI've been in the movie industry for a while. In the beginning, when you're a newcomer who wants to make a name and want people to know who you are and the directors to see your work, you do anything that comes your way. I have passed that point. Right now, I believe that anything that I'm doing should mean or say something. At the end of the day, we're not just entertainers but we also educate and inform. I believe in this profession. I'm passionate about acting. I went to school for six years because I believed in it. This was all I wanted to do at the end of the day. It's where I think I belong. That's what has kept me here.”