When you are looking for a young and versatile actress, you cannot ignore Bimbo Ademoye.
The Covenant University graduate is arguably one of the fastest rising actresses in Nollywood.
In an interview with Saturday Beats, Ademoye said she once turned down a butt enlargement endorsement deal, stating that she would not endorse any product she had not used.
“I have turned down a lot. There were some people that wanted to sell butt enlargement cream. I turned it down. No disrespect to anybody, but it is my belief that it doesn’t work. You cannot rub some ointment on your body and expect that part to just increase in size. That is why I always turn down things like that.
“I don’t endorse products I cannot use myself. For me to talk about it, that means I have used it. When you see me endorse a product, it means I have used it and tested it.”
From playing the role of a housemaid to that of a sophisticated city damsel, Ademoye’s acting prowess isn’t in doubt. Explaining what has been responsible for her ability to play diverse roles, she said, “I grew up in the heart of Ebute Meta so any role you see me will be the character of someone that I grew up with. The character I played in ‘Baami’ is a reflection of the way thugs in Ebute Meta behave. The mannerism of the character I played in ‘Backup wife’ was picked from my hairdresser. She talks in a certain way. She has this ‘R’ factor when she talks and I decided to infuse it.”
Addressing the notion that she has risen fast in Nollywood, Ademoye said, “I wouldn’t really say I have risen or say it’s a fast rise. I am the only one who knows my journey. God has helped me so far. We have people who have done a lot of movies and they still haven’t got to where I am.
“I am not trying to make fun of anybody, I am just being grateful to God. My special thanks go to Uduak Isong and Biodun Stephen for always pushing me. Sometimes it feels like I can’t play some roles. I didn’t know I would be able to play my role in ‘Baami’. Biodun Stephen persuaded me to give it my best.”
On how she copes with the attention that comes with being in the limelight, she said, “My dad’s advice keeps ringing in my head. I do not get carried away by the attention.”