April 9, 2016 – Nigerian Actress Bimbo Thomas: My Father & Mother Are Big, My Plus Size Is Genetic
Yoruba Actress Bimbo Thomas: Why I Call My Best Friend Eniola Badmus First Thing Every Morning
In this recent chat with The Entertainer, Nollywood actress Bimbo Thomas talks about her life as a plus size actress and how she inherited it from her parents. The beautiful actress also talks about her dawn till dusk programme.
Early in the morning, I go on Instagram, look at my call log. I have a friend that I call that makes me laugh and who is that person Eniola Badmus. I call her in the morning when I wake up and she goes like ‘Omo Iya Kilo nsele?’Iyalaya Bimbo!
Around 11am, I will have a light breakfast.
When I’m working, I don’t get tired easily. I’m very strong. When my colleagues are getting tired on location, that’s when my strength doubles. The only time I get tired is when I’m sick.”
As a plus size actress, you’re tempted to think the weight should slow her down a bit and that she piles up the calorie from reckless diet.
But Bimbo says her size is genetic: “My mum and dad are big.”
“In those days of training in Odunfa I’d not come to really convince them that I could do it because I’m a very shy person. I can be very shy that’s one thing people don’t know about me.
They will tell me that I can’t be Fathia Balogun’s daughter, or that I could not play the role of a mother then.
They will tell me I’m too big, but I think it’s my Yoruba that messed me up those days. So I started learning, I started watching more of Yoruba films.