James Timini Egbuson is a Nigerian actor and model. Timini is a talented, versatile, and creative actor. He has taken up roles most of his fans didn’t expect him to pull off. The actor has many Millennials and Gen-Z has his fans because he is relatable.
Timini’s official Instagram account is @_timini likewise on Twitter.
James Timini Egbuson was born on June 10, 1987. He hails from Bayelsa State, but he was born and raised with his siblings in Lagos State. Timini is said to be the last child of five children. Timini is actress Dakore Akande’s younger brother and also a younger brother to Samuel Egbuson. Timini as the last child of the family grew up sheltered and protected.
The award-winning actor lived almost all his life in Lagos so he had all of his education within the state. He studied at Greenspring Montessori School, Anthony, for his basic education, and went to Adebayo Mokuolu College, Ogba for his secondary education. Subsequently, we went for his bachelor’s degree at the University of Lagos, Akoka, where he graduated with honors in Psychology.
How Egbuson’s Career Started.
Timini’s dream was to train and practice as a child psychologist, after all, he is a trained psychologist but then fate has something else in store for him. Timini worked part-time for his sister, Dakore, as her assistant while he was still in the university.
After his graduation, he secured a job with an e-commerce company as a marketing executive. He worked there for two and a half years before he entered Nollywood. Timini got bored working a 9-5 job, it became monotonous and he wasn’t fulfilled doing it. Since he already has a little bit of exposure to Bollywood through his elder sister, he searched for his fulfillment in Nollywood.
Timini launched his career as an actor in 2012 with M-net’s soap opera Tinsel. With over 4000 people present at the audition, his acting was good enough to convince the director in charge. His outstanding performance in Tinsel urged the director to include him in the cast of MTV’s Shuga Naija. After Shuga, Timini proceeded to become the host of an EbonyLife TV show The Spot.
Timini has since then become a Nollywood sensation and has succeeded in making his name a brand of its own.
IMPORTANT LIFE EVENTS
Timini Nollywood’s story is a successful one because he didn’t struggle much before he earned a spot in the spotlight. Did he work hard for it? Definitely. Did it take him longer like some other actors? No. His breakthrough was immediate.
From 2012 till present, Timini has featured in several movies some of which are;
- Tinsel – 2012
- Shuga SSS– 2013
- Fifty – 2015
- Skinny Girl in Transit – 2015
- Fifty the series – 2017
- Isoken – 2017
- Something Wicked – 2017
- Another Time – 2017
- Ajuwaya – 2017
- Manhunting with Mum – 2018
- Room 420 – 2018
- The missing piece – 2018
- the Intern – 2018
- Kamsi – 2018
- The Package – 2018
- Elevator Baby – 2019
- MTV Shuga Naija: The After Show (TV Special documentary) – 2019
- Love is Yellow – 2019
- Omo Ghetto: The Saga – 2020
Award-winning actor Timini has made his mark in the Nigerian entertainment industry, he has succeeded in making his name a household name. He has signed numerous endorsement deals with top Nigerian brands, like;
- Huawei Nigeria endorsed Timini Egbuson as an ambassador to showcase the brand to its prospective Nigerian market.
- Baileys Nigeria endorsed Timini as an ambassador.
- He’s an ambassador of Notforsale.ng
- Moet signed an endorsement deal worth millions with Timini.
- Remy Martins endorsed Timini as one of its ambassadors.
- Timini is Jumia Nigeria, an e-commerce company brand ambassador.
- Amstel Malta endorsed Timini as one of its ambassadors.
- Timini is an ambassador of Eve Restaurant, Abuja
The handsome actor’s outstanding talent has earned him recognition and awards in the industry. Which are;
- City Peoples Award for Best New Actor of the Year (2017)- Nominated
- The Future Awards Africa Prize for Acting (2019)- Won
- Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award for Best Actor in a Drama (2020) – Won
Currently, the actor’s net worth is unknown but his flamboyant lifestyle that fans can see through social media indicates that Timini is a wealthy man in his own right.
Other Interesting Facts
Timini has been romantically linked with several women in the industry but the said women have publicly denied those claims. The Nollywood bad boy is still very much single.