Timini Egbuson is a Nigerian actor, model, and presenter. He is a brand ambassador to several renowned brands. He is the younger brother to the beautiful Nollywood actress – Dakore Akande. Timini was the host of the orange carpet at the Guaranty Trust Bank Fashion Weekend 2017 edition.
Timini Egbuson Background
James Timini Egbuson was born on the 10th of June 1987 in Lagos State. He is the last child of his parents’ five children. He hails from Bayelsa State and went to elementary school at Greenspring Montessori School, Anthony, Lagos State, Nigeria. After primary school, he went on to the Adebayo Mokuolu College, Ogba, Lagos.
On completing his secondary education, he went to the University of Lagos (UNILAG) where he attained a BSc in Psychology. Timini described his teenage years as the period he learnt lots of life lessons. He also mentioned that the way to his heart is honesty and good food.
Timini Egbuson Career
Timini’s dream was to train and practice as a child psychologist, but then fate has its way of placing you where it designed for you. While Timini was in the university, he worked part-time with his sister – Dakore, as her personal assistant.
After obtaining his BSc, he got a job with an e-commerce company as a marketing executive. So he worked a 9 – 5 job for two and a half years before transiting into Nollywood. Timini wasn’t fulfilled doing a 9 – 5, so his search for fulfillment launched him into Nollywood.
Timini commenced his career as an actor in 2012 with M-net’s soap opera – Tinsel. Over 4000 people were present at the audition, yet he was one of the few chosen by the director in charge. His ace performance in Tinsel prompted the director to include him in the cast of MTV’s Shuga Naija. After Shuga, Timini went on to become the host of an EbonyLife TV show – The Spot.
To Timini, the best thing about being an actor is the fact that he can be whomever he wants to be, all thanks to the diversity of roles he plays. Timini has gradually become a Nollywood sweetheart, and has succeeded in establishing his name as a brand of its own.
Timini Egbuson’s Movies
- 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
Endorsements Of Timini Egbuson
- 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 has endorsed Timini as one of its ambassadors.
- Timini is an ambassador of Jumia Nigeria.
- Amstel Malta endorsed Timini as one of its ambassadors.
- Timini is an ambassador of Eve Restaurant, Abuja
Timini Egbuson Quotes
“Regardless, be real. Make sure you recognize yourself in the mirror”.
“Done is better than perfect”.
“Don’t be afraid to stand alone sometimes, those who follow the crowd usually get lost in it”.
“Don’t use your energy to worry. Use your energy to believe”.
“You cannot love life until you live the life you love”.
“That type of joy that brings tears. That’s what I want for me, that’s what I want for you”.
“Don’t be afraid of the solitude that comes with raising your standards”.
Other Quotes Of Timini Egbuson
“There’s stuff you wish for that you don’t get but always remember that there’s more you’ve gotten that you didn’t deserve”.
“Stay in a state of gratitude and you will attract more things to be grateful for”.
“If you stay ready, you don’t have to get ready”.
“You are magic. Don’t ever apologize for the fire inside of you”.
“Life na jeje… Don’t tight the world to your chest”.
“Living someone else’s reality negates your truth. Don’t act strong or act your age or act anything. Be your truest self consistently and eventually the world will conform”.
“Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations… Cheers to beautiful destinations”.
Awards And Nominations Of Timini
- City People Movie Award nominee for Best New Actor of the Year (English) – 2017
- Revelation of the Year at the Best of Nollywood (BON) awards – 2017
- Nominated at the City People Movie Award for Best Upcoming Actor of the Year (English) – 2018
- Maya Awards Africa nominee for Best Actor – 2019.
Life Lesson From Timini Egbuson
Stay positive and always surround yourself with people who give you good vibes.
Timini guides his circle and believes anything is possible once you put your heart to it. He also believes that if you fail, it’s either you try again or try something new. Every entrepreneur should have this mindset. It is the mindset of successful people.
As an entrepreneur, always audit your circle. The people you let into your circle will determine how far you will go in business. Some will encourage you while others will discourage you. So, choose your circle wisely, and stick with positive people.
Believe in yourself enough to want to try that new venture on your own.
Timini is Dakore Akande’s younger brother, so a mention from her should be enough to land Timini a role. Instead, Timini wanted to prove himself by attending an audition when his sister wasn’t in the country. He wanted to be cast based solely on his capability, and not because he’s Dakore’s brother.
Never be afraid to launch out on your own. To build a sustainable personal brand, people have to see your talent and believe in you. You cannot hide under someone’s shadow for a long time. The same goes for businesses. A business must have a valid value proposition to stand the taste of time.
Image Credit: @_timini (Instagram)