Bimbo Akintola, born 5 May 1970, is a Nigerian actress.

Akintola was born to a father from Oyo State and a mother from Edo State. She studied at Maryland Convent Private School in Lagos State. She proceeded to Command Day Secondary School, Lagos. She earned a degree in Theater Arts from University of Ibadan.

A family of six includes Abimbola as the third child. She began portraying a student alongside her peers for the school’s end-of-year theater events, encouraged by her mother’s encouragement. Her enthusiasm for performing intensified as she participated in more plays, eventually becoming second nature.

She was raised in Maryland, Lagos, where she received her elementary education at Maryland Convent Private School and her secondary school at Command Day School, also in Lagos. She completed her undergraduate studies in theatre arts at the University of Ibadan. The actress used to perform every weekend with the late JaiyeAboderin at a club called Divine on Allen Avenue in Lagos when she was still in school.

Her acting debut was when she featured in the film “Owo Blow” in 1995 alongside Femi Adebayo and followed up with “Out of Bounds” in 1997 with Richard MofeDamijo. She was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2013 Nollywood Movies Awards.

Bimbo Akintola has carved a niche for herself, especially in movies that tell the stories of women’s plights and the girl-child. Her creativity, talent, and hard work have earned her incredible roles in several Nollywood movies. Many young and upcoming actors and actresses look up to her.

Bimbo Akintola has graced screens in different roles for over 29 years now. She is known for 93 Days (2016), Volcano (2020) and Lipstick and Lies (2022). She’s been in Nollywood for 29 years.