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Bukunmi Oluwasina

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Bukunmi Oluwasina
BornOkemesi, Ekiti State, Nigeria
🏳️ Nationality
🎓 Alma mater
  • Obafemi Awolowo University
💼 Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • screenwriter
  • film producer
📆 Years active  2013–present

Bukunmi Oluwasina is a Nigerian actress, singer, songwriter, screenwriter and film producer. She is most known for her 2015 role as Rantimi in Ayomi, a film she also produced.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Oluwasina is a native of Okemesi, Ekiti State, Nigeria. She went to College of Education Staff School, Ikere-Ekiti and Peace and Joy Model School, Ikere-Ekiti for her primary education, before preceding to African Church Comprehensive High School, Ikere-Ekiti and College of Education Demonstration Secondary School, Ikere-Ekiti for her secondary education. She graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University where she studied dramatic arts.[3][4][5]

Career[edit]

Oluwasina started her movie career in 2013, starring in Fadekemi Ologbese's film Modebi Olami as Ronke. In 2015, she played a lead role in Ayomi, a film she also produced, starring as Rantimi.[6][3][7] Ayomi won Best use of Nigerian Food in a Movie at the 2015 Best of Nollywood Awards and also earned her a nomination at the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards.[8][9] In the same year, she wrote a movie, Itan Bi Temi and the following year, she wrote Oluwere.[10]

In 2017, she starred in a minor role in Blogger's Wife.[11] On 19 December 2017, she began a career in music, releasing her debut single, "Eazy Eazy", which was assisted with a video.[12] In 2019, she won Fast Rising Actress of the Year (Yoruba) at the 2019 City People Movie Awards.[13]

In 2020, Oluwasina starred as Uzoamaka Chukwu in the Kunle Afolayan's upcoming movie, The Citation.[14]

Other ventures[edit]

In May 2019, Oluwasina became an ambassador of Rolad Hair products.[15]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Modebi Olami Ronke
2015 Ayomi Rantimi
2015 Excursion Emily
2017 Blogger's Wife
2018 Hey Yvonne
2018 Ranti Mi Taiwo
2018 Mad For Love
2019 Be Mine Moyinoluwa
2019 Dating Keji
2019 Close To My Heart Tiwa
2019 Iwa Keji
2019 My Husband's Crush Ronke
2019 May 3rd Suja
2019 Cries Fisayomi
2019 My Love Kehinde
2019 Akalamagbo Morenike
2019 Ebubu Mi Kunfola
2019 Surface Helen
2019 You Are Me Kehinde
2019 Love And Lies Dolapo
2019 Voice Olufunto
2020 Pinch Lola
2020 Arewa Odo Comfort
2020 Opin Oro Bolanle
2020 School Life Sade
2019 Romantic Fight Clara
2020 Ese Pamilerin
TBA The Citationdagger Uzoamaka Chukwu

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Eazy Eazy" (2017)
  • "See Wahala" (2019)
  • "You Will Never Be Mine" (2020)
  • "Walk Away" (2020)
  • "With You" (2020)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result Ref
2019 City People Movie Awards Fast Rising Actress of the Year (Yoruba) Herself Won [13]
Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress in Leading Role (Yoruba) Herself Nominated [16]
2018 Best of Nollywood Awards Best Actress in Leading Role (Yoruba) Herself Won [17]
ELOY Awards Actress of the Year Herself Nominated [18]
2016 Africa Magic Viewers' Choice Awards Best Indigenous Language (Yoruba) Ayomi Nominated [9]
2015 Best of Nollywood Awards Most Promising Actress Herself Nominated [8]
Best use of Nigerian Food in a Movie Ayomi Won

References[edit]

  1. Adelagun, Oluwakemi (13 January 2018). "Top five Yoruba movie stars to watch in 2018". Premium Times. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  2. Alao, Biodun (20 January 2020). "30 Hot Yoruba Young Actresses To Watch In 2020". City people Magazine. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Olajide, Samuel (9 February 2020). "Showbiz has taken away my freedom— Bukunmi Oluwasina". The Punch Newspaper. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  4. Odimayo, Kelechi. "Bukunmi Oluwashina's Biography and Amazing Career". Legit.ng. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  5. "Nollywood Actress, Bukunmi reflects on life as she celebrates birthday". P.M. News. 7 May 2020. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  6. Abumere, Princess (27 January 2016). "Yoruba films nominated for Best Indigenous Language Movie at 2016 AMVCA". Pulse NG. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  7. "Nollywood Actress, Bukunmi Oluwasina, condemns`baby mama`syndrome among artists". The Guardian Newspaper. 3 July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Fuad, Lawal (14 December 2015). "Best of Nollywood Awards 2015 See full list of winners". Pulse NG. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Two South Africa films to battle it out at the AMVCA". News24. 2 March 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  10. Olowoyo, Ghaniyah (5 January 2020). "10 Nollywood Starlets to Watch Out For In 2020". Premium Times. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  11. Onikoyi, Ayo (17 February 2017). "Movie stars see off 'Blogger's Wife' to the cinemas". Vanguard Newspaper. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  12. "VIDEO+AUDIO: Bukunmi – Eazy Eazy". tooXclusive. 19 December 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Yoruba Movie Winners Emerge @ City People Movie Awards". City people Magazine. 14 October 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  14. Okanlawon, Taiwo (8 July 2020). "Kunle Afolayan shares transformed look of Bukunmi Oluwasina". P.M. News. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  15. "Actress Bukunmi Oluwasina becomes hair ambassador". The Nation Newspaper. 8 May 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  16. Lenbang, Jerry (30 September 2019). "FULL LIST: Ramsey Nouah, Mercy Aigbe, Toyin Abraham nominated for 2019 BON Awards". TheCable Lifestyle. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  17. "Full list of winners at BON Awards 2018". The Nation Newspaper. 12 December 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  18. "Mercy Johnson, Peace Hyde Win Big At Eloy Awards". P.M. News. 26 November 2018. Retrieved 13 July 2020.

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