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Abimbola Roli Craig

Abimbola Craig
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Updated: Nov 17, 2021

Birth Name: Abimbola Roli Craig

Stage Name: Abimbola Craig

Birth Date: November 3, 1986

Occupation(s): Actress, Filmmaker, Producer, Director, YouTuber, Content Creator

Genres: Comedy

Years Active: 2015 till present

Net Worth: Unknown

 

Personal life

Abimbola Roli Craig is an actress, filmmaker, producer, director, YouTuber, and content creator who was born on November 3rd, 1986 in Warri, Delta State to a Yoruba father and Itsekiri mother. She grew up in Lagos alongside her two siblings.

Education

She received her basic education from Starland Primary School before moving to Air Force Comprehensive School, Ibadan, for her secondary education. Her A-levels were completed at Oxbridge College and she graduated from the University of Buckingham, where she studied Law before moving back to Nigeria to attend Law school and got called to the Bar the year after.

She practiced law for 7 years, previously working at Webber George Egbe Solicitors as well as Stream Sowers&Kohn as an associate.

Career

Her journey into acting and stardom came to light when she played the role of Tiwalade in the popular web series, ‘Skinny Girl in Transit’, a role she played while also working as a Producer at Ndani TV.
Skinny Girl in Transit is a web series produced by Ndani TV, and as the name implies, it is a comedy about a young Nigerian woman and her efforts to lose weight. The first episode was released in 2015.

Her superb performance in Skinny Girl in Transit earned her an AMVCA nomination for Best Actress in a comedy in 2016.

Award(s)

2018 -  Nigeria Entertainment Award, Best Actress of the Year

Trivia

Abimbola who had always struggled with issues relating to her weight faced a major health challenge in 2014 after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

When told to make a decision between having surgery and being on pills for the rest of her life, she chose the former which was successful.

Quotes

"One of my fears is to leave this earth not accomplishing anything. Not touching the lives of people I really want to have created a positive impact on. As I’m lying on my 100-year-old bed, I want to be able to say I have impacted a number of people."

Movie(s)

Skinny Girl in Transit

Phases

Rumor Has It

The Juice

Game On

My wife and I

Isoken

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