Damilola Adegbite Biography
Damilola Adegbite (born Oluwadamilola Adegbite on May 18, 1985) is a Nigerian Model and Actress. She portrayed Thelema Duke on Tinsel and Kemi Williams in the film Flower Girl. At the 2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, she was named Best Actress in a TV Series.
The award – winning Lagos-born actress who is a Business Administration graduate is one of the hardworking on-screen divas that exudes excellence and uniqueness while carrying out her acting work. Damilola has always been involved in one theatre or music event or the other right from her early ages.
The mother of one is a graduate of Bowen University and she has been featured in many movies after her acting debut in the Longest Running TV Show in Africa, Tinsel.
|Real Name:||Oluwadamilola Adegbite|
|Date of Birth||May 18, 1985|
|Place of Birth:||Surulere, Lagos|
|Occupation:||Actress, Author and Entrepreneur|
Early Life, Childhood and Education
Damilola Adegbite was born in Surulere, Lagos, on May 18, 1985, into a family of four. She is 37 years old right now. Her parents’ names are unknown, but she does reveal that her mother was a teacher and her father worked for the government, a civil servant.
The 37-year-old actress attended Queens College Yaba in Lagos for her secondary education. She later attended Bowen University in Osun State and graduated with a degree in Business Administration.
Damilola Adegbite was the vice president of the school drama club at Queens College from 2001 to 2002. She was also a member of her church’s drama club.
Her first role was on the popular soap opera Tinsel. The actress made her acting debut at the auditions for the popular Nigerian TV soap opera. As a result, she was cast as Thelema Duke in the TV series.
Damilola’s exceptional abilities drew the attention of many producers. Her talent and acting prowess would soon extend beyond Tinsel. As a rising star with obvious talent, she went on to appear in a number of other acting projects, the majority of which were film productions.
The upcoming actress has appeared in films such as Michelle Bello’s award-winning Flower Girl, Heaven, Hell, and 6 Hours to Christmas. Before 30 is her most recent television appearance.
Temi Coker, the actress who played the lead role in the TV drama series, tackles the pressure on Nigerian women to marry before the age of 30. Damilola Adegbite has appeared in commercials and hosted television shows. She has also appeared in stage/theatre productions such as The V Monologues.
She has played a variety of characters as an actress. As a result, she has avoided being a victim of stock characterization in the industry. Most importantly, Damilola interprets these various roles appropriately. She is always able to pull off challenging roles in a variety of genres due to her exceptional ability to breathe life into her characters.
Damilola left the Tinsel show in 2012. Her decision was made on a professional basis, according to her official statement. The actress returned to Tinsel after a three-year hiatus. 2015. She was said to have tried her hand at films during the time she was away from the show, but returned when the film venture did not go as planned. Nonetheless, Tinsel’s Thelema Duke has appeared in a number of Nigerian films, where she has effortlessly demonstrated her talent.
Damilola Adegbite has made a name for herself as an actress since her debut. The actress has appeared in a number of high-profile Nollywood productions.
Damilola Adegbite’s films/series include:
- 6 hours To Christmas (2006)
- Tinsel (TV series) (2008)
- Flower Girl (2013)
- Before 30 (TV series) (2015)
- The Missing (2017)
- Banana Island Ghost (2017)
- Isoken (2017)
- Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demon (2018)
- From Lagos With Love (2018)
- Coming From Insanity (2019)
- Heaven’s Hell (2019)
- Merry Men 2: Another Mission (2019)
- Crossroads Siwoku (2020)
Damilola Adegbite is a businesswoman and author in addition to her acting career. As an entrepreneur, she is the founder of Damiiville and Kasham, a store that sells accessories and makeup as well as aromatherapy. Damiville and Kasham are located in Lekki, Lagos
As an author, she published her first book, “Reset,” a self-help book that teaches how to thrive in the face of adversity. The book was published in 2021 and is said to have sold over a million copies across the country.
Damilola Adegbite was married for two years to Ghanaian actor Chris Attoh (from 2015 to 2017). Unfortunately, their marriage ended in 2012 amid rumors of infidelity and family feuds.
The couple met on these of Tinsel and began a romantic relationship from there. To the delight of their fans, they got engaged in 2014. They moved to Ghana less than a year after their engagement and married officially on February 14, 2015. The wedding was kept low-key, with mostly family and close friends in attendance.
The divorce of the couple sparked widespread speculation until it was finally confirmed in September 2017. Chris Attoh, on the other hand, revealed that despite their divorce, they are working together to devote more time to their son, Brian.