Married to Ola Ibironke of the Dudu Heritage fame, Nollywood Yoruba actress, Bimbo Oshin was 46 years old on July 24. A mother of two, here are some things you never knew about her.
1. Bimbo loved exposing her body as a youth but not now as a married woman.
“Right from my youth, I have been this kind of person, I liked exposing my body but now as a mother, I have to cover up because of my children.”
2. Her good physique is as a result of constant gym visits. “I know I am on the big side now. It is tough sometimes but I make sure I go to the gym as often as I can. It is not regular but I try my best. I know what to eat and when to eat. Sometimes when I try to keep to my diet, I find out that I am still adding weight. I try to cut down on the way I take junk food and also take lots of water. I have been working on my weight and it has not been easy. As a mother sometimes you cook for your kids and they just want you to eat with them so I have to break my diet rules because of that. They could also cajole me to take them out and that is how my diet rules would be broken. I try my best to keep fit and I am still trying.
3. She loves wearing jeans and native attire.
“I love wearing jeans, I feel so comfortable in it but on occasions when I have to go out, I feel comfortable wearing dresses. I also love native. I feel comfortable in all attire but it is easier to just wear my jeans and move on.”
4. She is not a make-up fan
“I am not a fan of make-up but the kind of job that I do makes me apply it. When I am on set, I have to apply make-up but when I am not, I don’t really apply make-up. If I am going for a wedding, award ceremony or other events, I apply make-up. On a good day, I am not a big fan of make-up.
5.Her face, her selling point
“I have a round face with dimples, so I consider my face as my selling point.”
6.Her son as her fashion police
“I can wear clothes that expose my boobs. I will not be comfortable in that and I have a son that will say, ‘mummy what is that? Even when I am indoors and I wear a top that is revealing my cleavage, my son will point to my boobs and ask why I am wearing that.”
7.She says, ‘I don’t bleach’
“I was never born a dark-skinned person. I try my best not to be fairer than I am mostly because I will not feel comfortable with it. Most people know that I am not a very fair person and if I become lighter than I am, they will begin to raise an eyebrow. My husband is also like my ‘C-caution’ so if I am going overboard, he will call me to order. I am not bleaching, I have never bleached. There is a way I maintain my skin by toning it.”
8.She loves native attire
“I wear them a lot because I look good in them but I do not wear them every day. I wear them mostly when I have events. I love wearing made in Nigeria products because this is our country and we need to encourage our local content producers. If the attire is good, I will definitely rock it.”
9.Most cherished fashion item?
“It is a wristwatch my husband gave me as gift”
10. Her fashion fetish?
“I love bags a lot. I also love perfumes.”