Nollywood actress, Kehinde Bankole has hinted at a personal struggle via her Instagram page.

The script interpreter disclosed on Thursday that she has been battling with unnamed personal issues that is getting worse for years.

She said that she wants to use her platform to share her struggle as she never knows who she’d be encouraging with it.

Promising to share her the struggle in a few days, Kehinde wrote: “There is something personal that I want to make an announcement about in a few days. It’s really important to me that I have been dealing with for years and have been managing but it keeps getting worse. I feel like if I loved this thing this much and I am struggling with it, why don’t I come and share my journey with you my friends, my fans, my lovers because I don’t think we should come online to share glamorous things. I never know who I will be encouraging, emboldening, and challenging. I will announce it in a few days.”

The film is FilmOne Entertainment’s first original production, exclusively developed and produced by the company, which is behind impressive titles like Aki & Pawpaw, Fate of Alakada, Ghost, The Tout, Prophetess, and The Wedding Party.

Written by Jack’enneth Opukeme, the movie revolves around a young fashion entrepreneur who, having previously worked as a prostitute, must contend with the consequences of her past.

Opukeme describes the movie as “a theatrical depiction of the struggles of young women in today’s world, interpreted by actors who resonated with its message and were generous enough to allow their vulnerability bring authenticity to its unreserved emotions, humour and all-round grandeur.”

The movie is directed by Adeoluwa ‘Captain Degzy’ Owu, who previously served as the cinematographer for Netflix series like Shanty Town (2023), Far From Home (2022), and the film The Griot (2021). Owu is also set to direct the upcoming film What No One Knows. Emmanuel Igbekele Odihiri serves as the film’s director of photography.

The cast of Adire includes Funlola Aofiyebi-Raimi, Kelechi Udegbe, Femi Branch, Yemi Blaq, Tomi Ojo, Mike Afolarin, Ifeanyi Kalu, Ibrahim Chatta, Lizzy Jay, Idowu Phillips, Yvonne Jegede, Jack’enneth Opukeme, and Layi Wasabi, an online comedian making his film debut. Shot in multiple locations in Ibadan, filming for the movie concluded last August.

Bankole’s titular role in Adire comes after Biodun Stephen‘s Sista (2022), where she also plays the lead character. The film currently holds the number one position on Prime Video Naija and has been greeted with widespread acclaim.

The popular Nigerian actress, Aiyeola Bisola, better known as Bisola has showered prayers on her colleague Kehinde Bankole. 

Bisola prayed for her colleague after taking to her Instagram to post a movie featuring Bankole, stating she is in awe of the movie star.

She complimented Bankole acting skills, adding that the actress is a good performer.

She said “This is A KENNY BANKS appreciation post @kehindebankole May your light never dim, May the whole world see and experience your talent, May you be Alive to enjoy and receive all your flowers.

“You are a Great Performer and there is no time I have watched you be it far or near that I am not in Awe of your talent. God bless you Kenny. Aunty B @biodunstephen oil Dey your head keep giving us more and more. 

“La Familiaaaaaa go and watch “SISTA” on @primevideonaija.”

Recall that Toyin Abraham also recently showered praises on Kehinde Bankole.

In a post shared on her Instagram page, Toyin Abraham said she was super proud of Kehinde and eagerly waiting for the world to see the magic she was about to create.

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Toyin Abraham wrote: “Ore mi @_kehindebankole I’m super proud of you and I can’t wait for the world to see the magic you are about to create. Much love from me my darling Ejire, my powerful actress, my sis labake.”

The streamer confirmed that the series will see ‘Blood Sisters’ star Kehinde Bankole join ‘Black Panther’ actress Florence Kasumba and South African rapper Nasty C as part of the film’s cast members.

Created by animators from Zimbabwe, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Egypt, each film is expected to be roughly 10 minutes. It promises a wildly adventurous and unique take on Africa with themes that centre on technological advancement, aliens, spirits and monsters.

The Disney+ Original is Executive Produced by Academy award-winning Director Peter Ramsey with Tendayi Nyeke and Anthony Silverston as supervising producers.

Kizazi Moto: Generation Fire creators include Ahmed Teilab (Egypt), Simangaliso ‘Panda’ Sibaya and Malcolm Wope (South Africa), Terence Maluleke and Isaac Mogajane (South Africa), Ng’endo Mukii (Kenya), Shofela Coker (Nigeria), Nthato Mokgata and Terence Neale (South Africa), Pious Nyenyewa and Tafadzwa Hove (Zimbabwe), Tshepo Moche (South Africa), Raymond Malinga (Uganda) and Lesego Vorster (South Africa).

APC presidential convention: Ibikunle Amosun, Kayode Fayemi, Dimeji Bankole withdraw from the race; declare support for Tinubu

Former Governor of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun, Governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi and former speaker of the House of Representatives Dimeji Bankole, have withdrawn from the race and declared their support for Bola Tinubu.


They announced their decision at the party’s presidential primary currently holding in Abuja.




Don’t see acting as a career you can come into when all other careers are not working for you. (Perhaps), you have been told that doctors and lawyers are more professional than actors, so you decided to start acting because you couldn’t cope in other fields,” the actress said. “Acting is not just about looking good; it involves a lot of intellectual work. You have to think on your toes, otherwise, you would become irrelevant.”

Being able to sustain relevance is the real work, being able to make it pay your bills. Stumbling on fame doesn’t happen like that for people every time, like the case of Olajumoke the bread seller. There are people whose stories are like that but it’s usually one out of every five hundred,” Bankole continued.

Bankole has received multiple accolades online for her performance in the newly released Netflix original series ‘Blood Sisters’.

The award-winning actress starred alongside Ramsey Nouah, Kate Henshaw, Gabriel Afolayan among others in the star-studded title directed by Biyi Bandele and Kenneth Gyang.

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