Kehinde Bankole, a Nigerian actress, was born on March 27, 1985. She is into modeling and presents on television shows. She debuted in the Miss Commonwealth Nigeria excellence competition in 2003, then moved on to the 2004 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria show (MBGN). Two years after her most memorable screen highlight in Wale Adenuga’s Super Story, she earned the Best of Nollywood Awards at the revelation of the year award in 2009. She also acted an important role in the just-released ‘Blood Sisters‘ movie series in 2022.
Kehinde Bankole Biography
March 27, 1985
Ogun State, Nigeria
2003 till present
Babatunde Bankole (Father)
Titilayo Bankole (Mother)
Early Life & Education
Kehinde Bankole was born in Ogun State as the fourth of six children of architect Babatunde Bankole and administrative secretary Titilayo Bankole. Taiwo, her twin sister, is also an actress who appears on occasion. She completed her elementary school at Tunwase Nursery and Primary School in Ikeja. Kehinde later enrolled in Olabisi Onabanjo University where she studied mass communication. She took a sabbatical in 2004 to focus more on her modeling career.
Kehinde Bankole’s first taste of entertainment came when she auditioned for a reality show. Kehinde was also nominated for Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria, but she did not make it into the top five nominees. After their remarkable and perfect participation in the Super Story drama: Everything It Takes, Sylvia Udeogu and Olaide Olaogun were picked alongside Bakonle to become the new faces of Lux in 2007. Kehinde made her acting debut during this time period.
She also appeared in Wale Adenuga’s works, Papa Ajasco, and This Life, among others. She’s also been in Nollywood films, including Two Brides and a Baby, The Meeting, Awakening, and, most recently, October 1. Bankole has high ambitions for the future.
Kehinde Bankole has acted in roles from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre to Nigerian blockbuster flicks. She plays Funmilayo Ransome Kuti in the biographical film about the historical African political figure Funmilayo Ransom Kuti. She has also appeared in Netflix Original Series “Blood Sisters“, a new cinematic release.
Movies & Series
|2022||Blood Sisters (2022 series)||Yinka Ademola|
|2019||The Set Up|
|2015–present||Desperate Housewives Africa||Kiki Obi|
|2014||Render to Caesar|
|October 1||Miss Tawa|
Awards and Nominations
|2022||Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards||Best Actress in A Drama||Nominated|
|2020||2020 Best of Nollywood Awards||Best Actress in a Lead role –English||Nominated|
|2014||ELOY Awards||TV Actress of the Year (Super Story)||Nominated|