Shaffy Bello Biography, Career & Lots More


Shaffy Bello has proven herself to be a phenomenal actress and icon in the Nigerian entertainment industry. She is a former pop singer known for featuring vocals in the 1970 hit song, ‘Love me jeje, Love me Tender’ which made its waves in the 80s. More than 20 years after, Shaffy Bello is still a powerful figure who does not seem to be waning anytime soon. Aside from her image as a singer, Shaffy has also taken part in many best Nigerian movies. This article provides you with more information on the delectable actor, her biography, background, relationships, personal life, and net worth. Read on below:

Shaffy Bello, whose full name is Shaffy Bello Akinrimisi describes herself as a career woman, a wife, and a mother. She is passionate about her work as an actress and believes that even at over 45 years of age, she still has much to give. In her words, she is still pregnant as an actress and wants to give birth to wonderful characters, Shaffy Bello’s fans can still expect more from her.

Shaffy Bello Biography

Shaffy Bello Biography, Career & Lots More

Shaffy Bello- Background

Shaffy Bello was born in Nigeria but grew up in the United States of America where she completed her education. It is unusual to have a Nigerian express preference for Nigeria over a place like the United States of America. However, Bello returned home in 2009 and said she has not regretted the move.

Shaffy Bello- On being a Mother

Shaffy Bello went off the entertainment scene for a while. She said she has learnt to set her priorities right. Her children are grown now and she is still a part of their lives. She is involved in their lives as they communicate via phone or video calls. She has also learned to multitask her roles as a wife, mother and career woman.

Shaffy Bello- Career

Shaffy Bello tops the list of fashionable women icon in Nigeria. With Shaffy Bello, age is just a number as her sense of style and fashion remains undauntable. The over 45-year-old mother continues to keep her fans marveled with her style. Shafy Bello first came into the Nigerian entertainment scene when she featured as a singer in a 1997 hit song by Seyi Sodimu titled “Love Me Jeje” Seyi Sodimu is Shaffy’s cousin and she sang the chorus and the hook of the song. Shaffy Bello moved to the United States of America in 1987. She moved back to Nigeria in 2009 in order to further her career as an actress. Shaffy Bello has played recurring roles in different TV series such as “Tinsel“, where she acted as Joanne Lawson, “Taste of Love” (where she played the role of Adesua) and Femi Odugbemi‘s “Battleground”. Other movies where Shaffy Bello has appeared includes “It’s Her Day”, “When Love Happens”, “Hire A Man” and “Gbomo Gbomo Express”.

Shaffy Bello – Age

Shaffy Bello’s exact age is not known but she is over 45 years old.

Shaffy Bello – Marriage

Shaffy Bello-Akinrimisi has been married for 25 years. She and her husband have two children, Ashley and Ashton Akinrimisi. They are both vloggers.

Shaffy Bello – Hobbies

In her leisure time, Shaffy loves to listen to music, read a lot and travel. She reads books across a range of subjects such as suspense, drama, and romance. She is also an Oprah Winfrey fan therefore she reads books written or recommended by her. Besides her passion for acting and singing, Shaffy Bello is also a fashion enthusiast. Shaffy Bello displays beauty, brain, and class in her everyday looks and appearances.

Shaffy Bello – Net worth

Shaffy Bello lives a very private life. However, her net worth is estimated to be at about $500,000 dollars considering that she is rated one of the richest and most influential in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Shaffy Bello has also once opened up about making better financial decisions as opposed to when she was younger. Such investments include investing in properties and lands. She also invests in her children as she considers them the future.


Shaffy Bello is well recognized and respected in the acting industry. Since her return to Nigeria in 2009, her amazing efforts in the industry have been noticed. She got nominated for Best Lead Actress in an English Movie at 2012 Best of Nollywood Awards.

Shaffy Bello has mastered the craft of interpreting roles and characters in movies. Many times, after acting a role, controversies start to spark with people saying she has a lot in common with the character or that she has to have an attitude like the character in her movies. For example, when she acted Adesuwa in Taste of love, a promiscuous woman, Shaffy interpreted the role well, pouring in her personal style, grace and beauty into the role. This can be seen as one of the backbone for her success in the industry. Every movie producer will want to have such a good actress on their set. The first major film she acted in was Eti Keta, a Yoruba film. In 2012, she starred as Joanne Lawson in the TV series Tinsel and as Adesuwa in Taste of Love. Since then, Shafy has featured in several TV series, both Yoruba and English language films such as When Love HappensGbomo Gbomo Express, and Taste of Love.

Movies where Shaffy Bello has starred includes:

  • Eti Keta
  • The Score
  • Tinsel
  • When Love Happens
  • Gbomo Gbomo Express
  • Taste of Love
  • It’s Her Day
  • Ovy’s Voice
  • Hire a Man
  • Battleground
  • Light will Come
  • Twisted Twins
  • Three Thieves
  • Chief Daddy
  • From Lagos with Love
  • Iboju

Shaffy Bello reflects her personal style and professionalism quite graciously. When seen at movies and events, Shaffy never fails to carry herself elegantly. Every movie where she has starred, she has proven herself to be a good actress with a bright future in the Nigerian entertainment industry. Shaffy Bello Akinrimisi is a woman of many parts and an inspiration to many women that they can be family women and yet set out to be whatever they want to be.


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