If you’re an avid follower of the Yoruba movie industry, you’ll probably know Omo Oloja.
Although, she’s popularly called Omo Oloja, her real name is Bimbo Akinsanya. Bimbo is particularly known for her ability to effortlessly interprete any given to perfection.
Bimbo is the last child of a family of six and she grew up in the Yaba area of Lagos.
In this post, we have highlighted several interesting things about the talented Bimbo Akinsanya.
Bimbo Akinsanya: Education
She’s a graduate of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) where she studied Microbiology. Prior to enrolling at OOU, Bimbo Akinsanya studied Laboratory Technology at the Osun State Polytechnic.
Bimbo’s acting career started over a decade ago. Prior to that, she had always being interested in acting which was as far back as her secondary school days.
At that time, her inspirations were the late Bimpe Adekola, Liz Benson and Regina Askia. One day, she had a chance meeting with one of the prominent actresses at that time who directed her to go to Odunfa. At Odunfa, she met Taiwo Hassan popularly called Ogogo and as they say, the rest is history
Bimbo Akisanya: Marriage
She got married in 2014 but her marriage was shortlived due to what she described as her husband’s “irresponsible behavior”.
As a matter of fact, it was so bad that she had to secretly leave her marriage when her son was just 3 months old. This is what she had to say about her marriage,
“I had to sneak out of my marriage with my little baby boy when life became so hot for me. All I need to say is that, I’m free from the bondage of captivity. I can no longer subject myself to incessant beating like a punching bag. My husband does not regard me as wife, he’s fond of committing several atrocities that are unprintable. He’s such a womanizer that has no competitor. The painful aspect of the matter is that he flirted around with married women of all kinds.”
Attempted murder controversy
About 5 years ago, a neighbour reported Bimbo to the police alleging that she had attempted to assasinate her. Below is the full detail of the story.
“The last 10 months have been tough for me. The story started like a joke and before I knew what was happening, I found myself in court. It all started last October when a woman came with the police to our house. The woman is a pastor and a neighbour. She told the police that I came to her church with some men and ordered them to shoot her. Prior to that incident, there had been a serious argument between the woman and other residents who claimed that she disturbs them with noise from her church. The landlords association even took up the matter and reported her to the police and other government authorities. I was never part of the move to stop the woman, so it was a big surprise to me at first. The police first took me to their station at Shasha, and later to SARS. Even the police were confused as to why the woman would accuse me of such grave offence because we never had any cause to fight. She even said she does not know me well. So why she would claim that I led some gunmen to her church to kill her left me confused. However, the matter ended up in court. And for the 10 months that the trial lasted, I can simply say life was tough. One particular thing that impressed me in the entire episode was how the police handled the case. They did an excellent job”
Lanre Gentry controversy
Bimbo grabbed the headlines not too long ago when news was released that she was once to Olanrewaju Gentry, the estranged husband of one of her colleagues, Mercy Aigbe.
She has since rebuffed these allegations andhas tagged them mischievous statements by some people trying to cause altercations between her and Mercy.
This was the transcript of her interview with Encomium Weekly when she was asked about the rumoured marriage.
“I was shocked when my attention was called to the post that I was once married to Mercy Aigbe’s husband. That’s absolute lie. I only met the man about 14 years ago when we were filming in his office, and I was not the only one. Since, I never met him. I didn’t even know him well until he married Mercy. So, I don’t know how and where they came across their story. How can some bloggers sit at the corners of their rooms and be fabricating lies against another person without calling that person to confirm the tale or rumour about what they heard about the person? Have they called me or Gentry to find out whether we have ever dated let alone married. That’s malicious. I think those behind the stuff are only interested in maligning me.”
Bimbo went on to clarify her marital status in the interview,
“To put the record straight, I got married in 2014. I got separated from my husband in 2015 when my son was just three months old. I have since remained a single mother. So, Gentry and I never dated let alone married. Anybody in doubt is free to confirm what I said from Gentry himself or Mercy Aigbe. Some people are just being mischievous for peddling that kind of rumour.”
Based on her past marital experience, Bimbo Akinsanya doesn’t seem to mind staying single for the rest of her life. According to her, she didn’t enjoy one bit of her marriage to her ex-husband.
Bimbo has acted in scores of movie over the last decade but her favorite movies are Agogo Eewo and Tambolo.
Apart from acting in movies, Bimbo has also produced several movies. These include:
- Agbara ife
- Soko sale
- Eni maa kure
Bimbo loves to eat yam. She’s also a fan of tea especially with a lot of milk.