Bimbo Ademoye, a talented Nigerian actress, has opened up about the challenges she faced in the film industry due to her curvaceous physique. In a recent interview with the Sun newspaper, Bimbo revealed that movie producers in the Nigerian film industry wanted to exploit her attractive figure for slutty roles, but she refused to succumb to their expectations.
Bimbo Ademoye expressed her discomfort with the offers she received to portray characters such as a sexy secretary, side chic, or husband snatcher solely because of her “figure 8” body shape. Despite the pressure from filmmakers, she stood her ground and refused to be pigeonholed into these stereotypical roles.
She credited Uduak Isong, a film producer, for taking a chance on her and offering her a role that showcased her talent beyond her physical appearance. This opportunity opened doors for Bimbo, leading to more diverse roles and recognition in the industry. The actress expressed gratitude to Uduak Isong, acknowledging that her career took a positive turn because of the chance she was given.
Bimbo Ademoye’s talent and hard work have not gone unnoticed, as she recently received the prestigious Best Actress in Comedy award at the 2023 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA). This recognition further solidifies her position as a skilled actress capable of delivering exceptional performances in various genres.
In addition, Bimbo Ademoye emphasized that she entered the industry with the support and guidance of Uduak Isong, highlighting the positive mentorship she received. She clarified that she never resorted to compromising her integrity or engaging in inappropriate activities such as sleeping with producers for movie roles. Instead, she attributes her success to her talent, dedication, and the support of Uduak Isong, who played a crucial role in shaping her career.