Kehinde Bankole

Where is Kehinde Bankole now?

Winner in the Revelation of the Year category at the 2009 Best of Nollywood awards, Kehinde Bankole started her career as a model working with top designers and contesting in beauty pageants. As an actress, she made her mark in Wale Adenuga’s Super Story and This Life series.

Starring in productions such as Awakening, Render to Caesar and The Meeting, her big break as a film actress came when she played Miss Tawa in Kunle Afolayan’s award winning blockbuster October 1. Her strong performance won her the Best Actress in a Drama at the 2015 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards beating off strong competition from more established acts such as Rita Dominic and Joselyn Dumas.

Kenny Banks as she is fondly called has also hosted TV shows – African Kitchen and Soul Sisters. She has also starred in popular sitcoms and soap operas such as Doctor's Quarters, Papa Ajasco & Co, Tinsel and Crack in the Wall.

Kenny who enjoys watching movies, writing and composing songs and sharing moments with family and friends won the Best Actress Award at the Nigeria Broadcaster’s Merit Award 2014. She plays the role of Kiki Obi in Ebony Life TV’s adaptation Desperate Housewives Africa.

Enter for AfricaMagic Viewers Choice Award 2015 now.

Did You Know?

  1. She was a member of The Act of Apostles music and drama group in church.
  2. Her twin sister Taiwo encouraged her to audition for a role in Wale Adenuga’s Super Story.
  3. She was once a Lux ambassador.
  4. She attended the Onabisi Onabanjo University.
  5. She is also a musician and part of a band.

Which of these movies is do you love Kehinde’s performance in?

  • The Meeting
  • Awakening
  • Façade
  • Render to Caesar
  • October 1

By Isabella Akinseye