Nollywood actress Bimbo Thomas is one actress that has been in the industry for quite some time, but really got her shine again in 2020 when she appeared in the highest grossing Nollywood movie of all time, Omo Ghetto: The Saga. In the movie, Bimbo played the character of Mkky, a boxer in the ghetto.
Although it was just a role, Mkky has actually made area boys to now become afraid of Bimbo as a person. Speaking to The Sun, Bimbo opened up about this, as well as how fame has not changed her but has also helped her. Here’s exactly what Bimbo Thomas said.
Speaking about how she’s been able to remain relevant in the industry for so long, Bimbo Thomas said:
There’s nothing special that I am doing. I don’t have a manual to my lifestyle, but over time, I have been able to identify that it’s good to be real, no matter how it is. Do you know that it’s more stressful to be fake than to be real? You can’t keep up. And someone like me, a freestyler, I just walked in here and I have been playing. I don’t package in any way, so maybe originality is working for me. I’m not trying to talk anyone down. No! You know what they call street credibility. I grew up at a place where I understood the true meaning of life. I don’t try to overdo anything, either in my dressing or in my manner of approach.
Speaking about fame and how area boys now fear her because of Omo Ghetto: The Saga, Bimbo Thomas said:
I will say [fame has caused] ‘open doors’ because so many times when I need something, for instance, at the embassy, I don’t go through stress. You know, the normal me would follow protocols and queue, but the next thing I would hear is ‘Bimbo, no, don’t queue. Come let me help you’. And you know how strict they can be over there. I don’t pay for premium upgrade, I will just stand on the queue and they will fish me out. It’s been like that. I will get somewhere and they will single me out for good. May it not be the other way round for me.
Stardom hasn’t changed me from who I used to be. I am still my normal self. If I feel like eating corn, I will pull up and buy it. The worse thing that will happen is for guys, as in street people like me, to rush at me, and I will sort them out. One thing I have also noticed is that if something is happening somewhere, and I get there, they will give me my respect. Street people feel I’m tough due to the role I played in Omo Ghetto. But sincerely, I can’t say it’s pretty easy because someone like me likes to be anonymous, just like the way I walked in here and there was no too much attention. I like it, but unfortunately, I can’t take it away.