Nigeria’s showbiz industry has been blessed with many hardworking on-screen divas, who exude excellence and uniqueness through their works. One of these individuals is none other than Nollywood actress Damilola Adegbite.
Lovers of Tinsel are no stranger to Damilola Adegbite. She is a Nollywood success story that was evident from her first feature in the industry. She is an actress and also a model.
Damilola Adegbite Biography
Damilola Adegbite (born Oluwadamilola Adegbite; 18 May 1985) is a Nigerian actress, model, and television personality, born in Surulere, Lagos State. She attended Queen’s College in Yaba, Lagos and studied business administration at Bowen University in Iwo, Osun State. She played Thelema Duke in the soap opera Tinsel, her acting debut, and Kemi Williams in the movie Flower Girl. She won Best Actress in a TV Series at the 2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards.
For her secondary education, the beautiful actress attended Queen’s College Yaba, Lagos. Proceeding to the tertiary education, she studied Business Administration at Bowen University in Iwo, Osun State.
Like some other colleagues in the movie industry, Damilola says that she had always been art-inclined right from an early age. She would always be involved in one theatre or music event or the other. She had always wanted to be in the entertainment industry.
Her first acting stint was on popular soap opera Tinsel. The star debuted her acting skills at the auditions of the popular Nigerian TV soap opera. Subsequently, she got the role of ‘Thelema Duke’ in the TV series.
Damilola caught the attention of many producers with her outstanding skills. Soon, her talent and acting prowess would grow beyond Tinsel. As a rising star with clear talent, she went on to feature in several other acting projects, most of which were cinematic productions.
The rising star has featured in movies like Michelle Bello’s award-winning Flower Girl, Heaven’s Hell, 6 Hours to Christmas. Her most recent feature on Television is Before 30. The TV drama series tackles the pressure of Nigerian women to get married before hitting age 30, the actress played the lead role of Temi Coker. Damilola Adegbite has featured in media commercials and hosted TV programs. She has also participated in stage/theatre performances like The V Monologues.
As an actress, She has taken roles of diverse characters. That way, she has not been a victim of stock characterization in the industry. Most importantly, Damilola gives an appropriate interpretation of these diverse roles. She is always able to pull off challenging roles which come in different categories, through her profound skill of breathing her characters.
In 2012, Damilola made her exit from the Tinsel show. According to her official statement, the decision was on a professional basis. After a 3-year break, the actress returned to Tinsel in 2015. She was said to have tried her hands on films during the period she left the show but returned afterward when the film venture was not going as anticipated. Nevertheless, Tinsel’s Thelema Duke has featured in many Nigerian movies where she has effortlessly proved her craft.
Damilola Adegbite & Chris Attoh
In August 2014, Adegbite got engaged to Chris Attoh, a fellow actor she met on the set of the soap opera Tinsel. In September 2014, the couple welcomed their son Brian. Adegbite and Attoh married privately in Accra, Ghana on 14 February 2015. In September 2017, news broke that Adegbite’s marriage to husband Chris Attoh had crashed. Adegbite had sparked split rumours after she deleted Chris Attoh’s surname from her social media accounts. She also unfollowed him on Instagram, deleted all photos of him from her social media account. Hours later, in an interview, Chris Attoh confirmed his marriage to Damilola Adegbite was over
Damilola Adegbite Net Worth
Damilola Adegbite is a talented Nigerian actress with an estimated net worth of $100,000.