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Meet Damilola Adegbite: Nigeria’s All-round Thespian With A Brand New Vision, Goal & Direction

By Nollywood Gists
Meet Damilola Adegbite: Nigeria’s All-round Thespian With A Brand New Vision, Goal & Direction
28.09.2021 LISTEN

Award-winning actress and television personality, Damilola Adegbite, famously known for her role as Telema Duke in the soap opera 'Tinsel', is charting a new course, breaking new ground and shaking things up in the creative industry with poise, easy grace and a tunnel-eyed vision.

Since her television debut in 2006, Damilola has been a silent force to be acknowledged in the Nigerian Film industry, Nollywood, featuring in many film projects, including blockbuster movies like '6 Days to Christmas', 'Merry Men', 'Banana Island Ghost', 'Isoken', 'From Lagos with Love', 'Coming from Insanity', 'Heaven’s Hell' among many others.

After she became a widely-recognized and admired figure for her role of Kemi Williams in the popular movie, ‘Flower Girl’, the model cum entrepreneur became unstoppable conquering new heights in television, film and as an astute entrepreneur, launching a fashion women’s ready-to-wear brand, Kasham by Adedamee, located in Lekki, Lagos State Nigeria

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The actress who won 'Best Actress' in a TV Series at the 2011 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, added other feathers to her hat including being a brilliant events compere; having interviewed celebrities at high-profile events; Program anchor for known Sound City Television hit shows “The Chatroom” and “Global Countdown”; worked with several brands such as Nestle and also played a lead role in television commercials including Brilliance Motors in 2009.

Working with prominent entertainment stars like OC Ukeje, Beverly Naya, Meg Otanwa, Desmond Elliot, to mention a few, 2015 was a year that revealed a deeper side to the actress when she starred in the Nigerian psychological drama film, 'Heaven’s Hell'. From then on, her brilliance translated into a myriad of challenging film projects which she took on with as much gusto as possible, revealing parts of her that were beautiful to see.

Today, this Nollywood’s silent tsunami, a woman of many parts, who has oftentimes used her fashion style as a tool to express herself and her brand, is reinventing herself and is ready to unveil the next chapter in her thespian life which is about to position her as one of Nigeria’s phenomenal stars to be aligned with her book. Damilola will be adding 'author' to her list of achievement as she would be launching her book titled 'Reset' in November 2021.

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ABOUT DAMILOLA ADEGBITE:
Damilola Adegbite is a Nigerian actress, model, businesswoman, and television personality. Born into a family of four in Surulere, Lagos State, her mother was a teacher and her father, a civil servant. Growing up, Damilola was part of her church drama group which honed her acting skills.

The screen goddess attended Queen’s College in Yaba, Lagos where she served as the Vice President of the school drama society between 2001 and 2002. She then proceeded to study Business Administration at Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State.

Damilola’s career began shortly after she wrote her final exams at the university, taking a shot at auditioning for the much-coveted role of Telema Duke in 'Tinsel'' – MNet’s first multi-camera production; a role which promptly shot her to local and international fame. Known for her captivating screen presence, Damilola is featured in the brilliant TV series “Before 30” from 2015 till date and has starred in stage plays such as The Vagina Monologues, Iya Ile and Wedding Blues.

Damilola is known for her roles in widely acclaimed movies like “Flower Girl” and in 2011, won Best Actress in a TV Series at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. In 2013, she was nominated for Film Actress of the Year at the ELOY Awards and in 2014, she was also nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Nollywood Movie Awards. Her other films include The Missing (2017), Banana Island Ghost (2017), Isoken (2017), Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons (2018), From Lagos with Love (2018), Merry Men 2: Another Mission (2019) and Crossroads Siwoku (2020).

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