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Gbenro Ajibade: Biography and Career Journey of A Thriving Model And Actor

Gbenro Ajibade

Gbenro Ajibade is an award-winning Nigerian actor, producer, model, presenter, and host. He is one of the leading characters in the popular soap opera – Tinsel.

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Gbenro Ajibade Background

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Gbenro Emmanuel Ajibade was born on the 8th of December 1985, in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria, to the Royal family of Engineer Patrick Ajibade and his lovely wife, Mrs Ajibade. He has a younger brother, Jude Ige Ajibade. Gbenro went to primary school at Makurdi International School, then went on to Mount Saint Gabriel’s for his Secondary education.

After Gbenro attained his WAEC certificate, he went on to the Benue State University, where he studied Biology and graduated with a BSc in Biology. Gbenro Ajibade also attended a film workshop with Tasha Smith in New York.

The handsome model never intended to be in the entertainment industry as he wanted to be a medical doctor, but then, life happened. He loves martial arts and has been involved in karate since he was in secondary school. Gbenro Ajibade also loves exercising and listening to Nigerian music.

Gbenro Ajibade was once married to Osas Ighodaro, who is a popular Nigerian blogger, influencer, and actress. They are blessed with a beautiful daughter – Azariah Tiwatope Osarugue Ajibade.

Gbenro Ajibade’s Career

As A Fashion Model

  • He was one of the models at the Arise Magazine Fashion Week – 2013
  • Bill Witherspoon’s model at the Africa New York Fashion Week – 2013
  • Model for Khadijah couture at the Africa New York Fashion Week – 2013
  • He modelled for maze couture at the Africa New York Fashion Week – 2013
  • Mai Atafo’s model at the Native and Vogue International Fashion Week – 2013
  • Model of Alvince Coutre at the Native and Vogue International Fashion Week – 2013
  • Mai Atafo’s model at the Lagos Fashion and Design Week – 2013
  • Model at Mercedez Benz New York Fashion Week – 2014
  • Vuitton Prince model at the Walk Fashion Show at the New York Fashion Week – 2014
  • Native and Vogue International Fashion Week – 2014
  • Model for the Larry Underwood Collection at the New York Fashion Week – 2015  
  • Runway Dubai Fashion Show Model – 2019
  • Model for Yomi Casual at the Atlanta Fashion Designers Fashion Show – 2019
Gbenro Ajibade

As A Host/Presenter

  • Gbenro hosted the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) nominee brunch alongside Linda Ejiofor – 2013
  • He was the host of the maiden edition of the WED awards alongside Beverly Naya – 2013
  • Guest Presenter at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) – 2016
  • The commentator at the Female Celebrity Soccer Match – 2016
  • Host of the Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards alongside Rahama Sadau – 2017
  • AFRIMMA Fashion Show Host – 2019

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Gbenro Ajibade’s Movies

  • Tinsel (TV Series) – 2008
  • Twisted Thorne – 2011 
  • The Wages – 2013
  • Shattered Romance – 2014
  • Gbomo Gbomo Express – 2015
  • 30’s – 2015 
  • Shattered Romance – 2015
  • Locked Up – 2016
  • An Hour with the Shrink – 2016
  • 10 Days in Sun City – 2017
  • Jenifa’s Diary (Season 10) TV series – 2017
  • Catch.er – 2017
  • Couple’s Award – 2017
  • Wrong Turn – 2017
  • Me vs Me – 2017
  • When a woman loves – 2017
  • The View – 2017
  • Dere, an African Tale (on Ebonylife TV) – 2017
  • Wurukum Roundabout – 2017
  • Official Business – 2017
  • Bachelor’s Eve – 2018
  • Memoirs of 4 – 2018
  • Bad Boy and Pretty – 2018
  • Hip Hop Holiday – 2019
  • Reprisal – 2019
  • Shadows (to be released in 2020)
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Gbenro Ajibade’s Endorsements

  • INEC youth ambassador for supporting INEC for peaceful elections – 2015
  • One of the judges at the Miss Charismatic Nigeria beauty contest – 2015
  • Brand Ambassador of Yomi Casual – 2015
  • Gbenro signed an endorsement deal as the Brand ambassador of Caesar couture – 2016
  • Instant pick-up brand ambassador – 2017   
  • Payporte Fashion Ambassador – 2018
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Awards And Nominations Of Gbenro Ajibade

  • Best Youth Act Movie Male nominee at the Tush Awards – 2014
  • Nominated for the award of the Golden Supporting Actor Drama at the Golden Movie Awards – 2016
  • Winner of Access Bank Lagos City Marathon – 2018
  • Diamond Special Recognition Awards recipient – 2019
  • The Sexiest Man Alive by the Man Magazine Nigeria – 2019

Gbenro Ajibade Quotes

“Remember to always keep a piece of you for you. That’s not selfish, it’s survival.”

“Oftentimes you’re not actually sad… You just need money! Secure that ? first!”

“Happiness can be found anywhere and it’s ABSOLUTELY FREE!”

“When you stop taking things personally and start looking at them with logic, you have reached a dangerous level of freedom and unlimited happiness.”

“You’re the CEO of your life…HIRE, FIRE, AND PROMOTE ACCORDINGLY.”

“Everybody has two eyes, but nobody has the same view!”

“Your goals don’t care how you feel. Roger that!”

“We have a lot to unlearn as a country, about how we select or allow leaders and about the way we treat our women. We must do better, we must be better.”

“Every child is a different kind of flower and all together make this world a beautiful garden teaching adults to be happy for no reason.”

“A smile a day keeps bad energy away!”

“No obstacle is too big if your will to succeed is big enough!”

“beBRAVE, beBOLD, beYOU, beYOUtiful.”

“We all have TWO lives, the second one starts when we realize we only have just ONE!”

“Action beats anxiety. Work beats worry.”

Entrepreneurial Lesson Of Gbenro Ajibade

Hard Work Pays

Gbenro Ajibade is a very hardworking individual, and this reflects in the multitude of things he does so flawlessly. His hard work has earned him fame and recognition in the Nigerian entertainment industry.

As an entrepreneur, work hard and work smart. Your hard work would announce you to the world eventually.

Are you doing something amazing in the entrepreneurial space and you want the world to hear about it? Reach out to tell your story.

Image Credit: @gbenroajibade (Instagram)



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