Kehinde Bankole: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies


Kehinde Bankole: Biography, Age, Career, Family And Movies

Kehinde Bankole

Kehinde Bankole is a Nigerian actress, model and television host. She made her entertainment debut in the 2003 Miss Commonwealth Nigeria beauty contest, then proceeded to the 2004 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant. She won the revelation of the year award at the 2009 Best of Nollywood Awards, two years after her first screen feature in Wale Adenuga’s Super Story.

Personal life

She was born as the 4th child in a family of six. She has a twin sister who also acts occasionally. Bankole studied at Tunwase Nursery and Primary School, Ikeja. She was admitted to study Mass Communication at Olabisi Onabanjo University but took a break to concentrate more on her modelling career in 2004.



Modelling career

Bankole first entertainment experience was when she auditioned as a contestant in Miss Commonwealth Nigeria pageant in 2003, although she did not win, she claimed the “exposure” was all she really wanted as she made the top 10. She also had a shot at Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria but could not make the top five list. After the contract of Genevieve Nnaji expired as a Lux ambassador, Bankole was chosen along with Sylvia Udeogu and Olaide Olaogun to become to the new face of Lux in 2007.

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She made her acting debut during her reign as Lux ambassador in the family drama Super story: Everything it Takes. She has also starred in other Wale Adenuga’s productions like Papa Ajasco and This Life.

Talk show host

She hosts daytime talkshows including “Soul Sisters” and “African Kitchen”.


Film / Television
Year Project Role Notes
2011 Perfect Church Film
Two Brides and a Baby Pewa
2012 The Meeting Kikelomo
2013 Awakening Zainab
2014 Render to Caesar
October 1 Miss Tawa
2015–present Desperate Housewives Africa Kiki Obi Television

|2016–present |Dinner (film)

Awards and nominations

Year Event Prize Recipient Result
2014 ELOY Awards TV Actress of the Year (Super Story) N/A Nominated