Bimbo Manuel is a legendary actor, director, producer, broadcaster, screenwriter, and voice-over artist. Bimbo Manuel has been actively involved in Nollywood for more than 3 decades. As much as the actor is a part of the old Nigerian movie industry before the inception of Nollywood he is also a part of the modern-day movie industry where he has won several awards and earned nominations for many. Recently, he starred in the popular TV series, King Of Boys. He is also a well-known industry activist who speaks his mind on issues afflicting the movie industry.
Bimbo Manuel is active on social media and his fans can reach out to him via his Instagram account @bimbomanuel.
Actor Bumbo Manuel was born on October 30th, 1958 in Lagos. The actor was raised and grew up in the same state but at a point in his life, he lived with his brother in Ibadan, Oyo State. The actor described that he was a wild child growing up so his decision to go to the university at all was a good enough one for his parents. He also described his father in an interview as a liberal man.
After the successful completion of the actor’s basic and secondary school education which he had in the then Nigeria Western region, he proceeded to the University of Port Harcourt where he earned a degree in Theater Arts, graduating with honors.
How Manuel’s Career Started.
Bimbo Manuel was not passionate about acting at first, he was just interested in the arts. Nonetheless, the subject he had the best grades in was science subjects. He never fathomed that he would end up an actor. Back then his choice of career was to be a DJ because he loved music. He would go to nightclubs, put parties together, so his friends suggested he should work for a radio station. He went to OGBC (Ogun State Broadcasting Corporation) for an audition and passed.
Acting came as a chance for him. Later he went to the University of Port Harcourt to study theatre arts with Ola Rotimi. For the first three months, he was there, he did not quite grasp what was being taught there.
His first performance was The gods are not to blame. From there he moved to the set of Hopes of the living dead. He was among the second troupe ever to play the Hopes of the living dead after the world premiere. Daniel Wilson, Hilda Dokubo, and Gogo were all part of his crew then.
IMPORTANT LIFE EVENTS
Bimbo Manuel is a free-spirited man, a goal-getter, and someone who has a clear vision of what he wants for himself, these great attributes have helped him tremendously from the commencement of his career as he has always been a star right from the beginning.
Actor Bimbo Manuel has starred in a series of movies and TV shows over the years, some of which includes;
- Tango with Me (2010)
- Heroes & Zeros (2012)
- Torn (2013)
- Dazzling Mirage (2014)
- Render to Caesar (2014)
- October 1 (2014)
- Heaven’s Hell (2015)
- Shijuwomi (2015)
- 93 Days (2016)
- Banana Island Ghost (2017)
- Seven (2019)
- Charge and Bail (2021)
- Fuji House of Commotion
- Castle and Castle
- King of Boys: The Return of the King
Actor Bimbo Manuel has been known to be a man who speaks his mind, which has made him an activist in the industry. He is one of the few who wants genuine reform in Nollywood.
He also emphasizes that his wife and children are his greatest achievements.
Manuel has been nominated and won a few awards over the years but the most outstanding one was his nomination in 2013 for the best actor at the Nollywood Movie Awards.
He has amassed substantial wealth for himself over the past few decades. The actor’s net worth is estimated to be $400,000.
Other Interesting Facts.
The actor is married to his lifelong wife Mojisola Manuel and their union is blessed with beautiful children. One of the actor’s daughters Temitope Manuel is also a writer like her father.