‘My mum lives 20 mins from me but we aren’t friends’ – Actress Bimbo Ademoye

John Ogunsemore
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Nollywood actress, Bimbo Ademoye says she is not friends with her mother, even though they live 20 minutes away from each other.

The actress, who revealed that her mother abandoned her when she was two years old, called her mother’s departure her “first ever betrayal”.

However, Ademoye said that this has not stopped her from performing her responsibilities to her mother.

The Anikulapo star opened up about her relationship with her mother in an interview on media personality, Hauwa Magaji’s podcast.

“My mother is alive. She lives about 15-20 minutes away from me. We just don’t have a friendship. I do not talk about it because I would love for people to respect that. I am a very private person. My mother left when I was two.

“My first ever betrayal came from my mother. We tried to rekindle the relationship — I would not want to use the word rekindle because there was no romance there because I did not get to know her, but I tried to build a relationship with her. Right now, we have a relationship. I am doing my duty as a child. I pay for this, pay for the rent and allowances.

“That is about what we have. I am very okay with that and I am open with the no friendship, no closeness that we have for my mental health and my own sanity. My mother is very much alive, and she is very beautiful and robust. My father is light-skinned. I got my skin colour from my father and my weight from my mother,” Ademoye said.

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