I don’t get the kind of roles I would love to play because of my stature — Adebimpe Akintunde

Nollywood Adebimpe Akintunde in a recent interview spoke about challenges faced in the industry and her recent clash with celebrity stylist, Toyin Lawani.

Speaking on how she started her career, the Yoruba actress said,

People always told me I was good at acting, and a friend eventually introduced me to a certain theatre group coordinated by Big Abass. I was trained in Big Abass’ organisation between 2003/2004. Later, I joined Murphy Afolabi’s group. I now have my own production company. The title of the first movie I featured in was Olami Lekan.


My biggest challenge is my stature. I hardly get the kind of roles I would love to play. I consider the other challenges I experienced as obstacles I encountered when I started out. But, the story is different today.

Beef with Toyin Lawani

Yes, I was involved in an online fight with Toyin Lawani. There was a mix-up somewhere. However, Toyin is a lovely person; she is so beautiful in and out. After the comment I made on the said post, I sent her a message, telling her I didn’t intend to insult her. She said she didn’t take it personal and we laughed over it. It has been resolved. On her birthday, I was there with my manager. She was excited to see me. We are not enemies. We won’t allow people on social media turn us to enemies.

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