Damilola Adegbite is a Nigerian actress, entrepreneur, model and television personality. She came to limelight after her debut in Tinsel, MNET’s Production where she played Telema Duke (2008-2012). Following Tinsel, she starred in blockbuster movies like 6 Days to Christmas, Flower Girl, Banana Island Ghost and many more.
Also, she is an astute entrepreneur. She founded Damiville and Kasham by Adedamee, a store that offers aromatherapy and sells accessories and make up products. Damiville is located in Lekki, Lagos State Nigeria.
Damilola Adegbite Background
Oluwadamilola Adegbite was born in Surulere, Lagos on May 18, 1985. Her Mum was a teacher and her father, a civil servant. She was born into a family of four. For her secondary education, she attended Queen’s College, Yaba. Subsequently, she proceeded to Bowen University, Osun state, and bagged a degree in Business Administration.
While in Queen’s College Yaba, Adegbite served as the Vice President of the school dramatic society between 2001 and 2002. Also, from teen age, she was part of her church drama group.
Dami has a son, Brian and was married to Chris Attoh.
Chris Attoh is also an actor, whom she met on the set of Tinsel in 2008.
Damilola Adegbite Early Career
Adegbite’s career began shortly after she wrote her final exams at the university. Her aunt (Ethel Ekpe) informed her about an audition and she decided to give it a shot. Luckily, she was selected and given the role of Telema Duke in Tinsel – Mnet’s first multi-camera production.
Thereafter, she worked as a red carpet host and program anchor for Sound City Television from 2008 – 2010. While she was there, she interviewed celebrities on the red carpet at high profile events. She also anchored The Chatroom and Global Countdown.
In addition, she has worked with several brands such as Nestle. She even played a lead role in a Television commercial for Brilliance Motors in 2009
Adegbite is a screen goddess and have starred in stage plays such as The Vagina Monologues, Iya Ile and Wedding Blues. Also, she featured in Before 30 Tv series (2015 – Present).
She has starred in the following movies;
- 6 Hours to Christmas, 2010
- Flower Girl, 2013
- The Missing, 2017
- Banana Island Ghost, 2017
- Isoken, 2017
- From Lagos with Love, 2018
- Merrymen: The Real Yoruba Demons, 2018
- Heaven’s Hell, 2019
- Coming from Insanity, 2019
Damilola Adegbite Net Worth
Damilola endorsed Instant Pickup Laundry Services in 2017. Recently, she also became a brand ambassador to giant telecommunication network, Globacom. Her net worth is estimated at $300,000 by Austinemedia.com.
Awards And Nomination
- Best Actress in a TV Series, Nigeria Entertainment Awards, 2011 (Won)
- Film Actress of the Year, ELOY Awards, 2013 (Nomination)
- Best Actress in a Leading Role, Nollywood Movie Awards, 2014 (Nomination)
Damilola Adegbite Quotes
“If things aren’t going the way you planned, sometimes, you may just have to take some steps back or away and choose to look at things from a different angle.”
“When you are treated unjustly, you don’t always have to fight back or retaliate. Sometimes all you need to do is WALK AWAY from the situation. The Law of Karma will sort things out.”
“The one thing God gave us all is the ability to dream. To dream bigger than our current situations.”
“Enjoy your life without comparing it to that of another. Most people only publicize the good things in their lives. Everyone has his or her own share of difficulties.”
“Our lives can be so much more beautiful. If we learn to drown the noise.”
“Be happy with where you are. Whatever your situation is, be thankful. Remember that someone somewhere, has it much worse than you.”
“Children don’t understand excuses, they need you present. So, dress up and show up for them. Regardless.”
“The good thing about making a mistake is you know what not to do next time.”
“The secret of change is to focus ALL of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the NEW. Focus on YOU.”
Life Lessons From The Story Of Damilola Adegbite
In the words of Walt Disney “if you can dream it, you can do it.” Damilola started with just aspirations and high hopes. She said “I want to live a fulfilled life, and to be happy in whatever decision I take in life.”
Gradually, she started in her school drama group, until she found herself on the big screen. Also, after her recent endorsement deal with Glo, she said, she had always been a fan of the brand over the years, and now, her dreams have become a reality
In lieu of the above, there is no crime in aspiring and dreaming of a great life. Those who dare to dream and work hard are those who are living their dreams.
Don’t dwell in Your Past
After Damilola’s divorce, she did not stay down too long. She came out better and stronger. In January 2018, she tried to explain the ordeal she went through after the whole situation. She said “My trust was betrayed in heart breaking ways and I had to go through some very painful overwhelming changes.” Despite everything, she gave herself the opportunity to heal and find peace.
She believes that if things aren’t going the way you planned, that you shoud take few steps back and look at it from a different angle. And if things become too tough for you to handle, leave it and let the law of karma take its revenge.
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