Nollywood, the Nigerian movie industry is full of professional actresses Bukunmi Oluwashina who make the industry rich in diversifying the culture in Nigeria, Bukunmi Oluwashina is one of the popular Yoruba Nollywood actresses whose major actor niche is Yoruba indigenous. Also, Bukunmi Oluwashina is a musician, movie scriptwriter, and producer. For this piece, we cover the biography of Bukunmi Oluwashina, her family, age, net worth and other vital information you love to know about this vibrant actress.
Bukunmi Oluwashina Biography
Bukunmi Oluwashina was born in the early 1990s from 1990 – 1995. Her age is not known but she is probably in her late 20s. Bukunmi Oluwashina was born into a Yoruba family of 7 where she happens to be the third child. She hails from Okemesi in Ekiti state, one of the southwestern states in Nigerian saturated with the Yorubas. Bukunmi Oluwashina is a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theatre arts.
Bukunmi Oluwashina Career
Bukunmi Oluwashina is a talented actress and scriptwriter who started writing movies when she was in secondary school. She struggled to write movies in secondary school owing to the fact she had to manage time with other school projects. She got popular after she produced the award-winning popular Yoruba movie, “Ayomi”. Ayomi earned Bukunmi Oluwashina a partner with Pepsi co. and Vivas and the movie happens to be the only indigenous movie to display in Viva Cinema for its premiering then. Ayomi featured renowned musicians in the Nollywood such as the likes of Joke Silva, Muyiwa Ademola, Gabriel Afolayan, and Damola Olatunji. It was directed by Muyedeen Oladapo and was released in September 2015.
Bukunmi Oluwashina also wrote the script of other movies including; A story like Mine, Oluwere, Itan temi, and Beautiful song, etc. One Bukunmi Oluwashina’s self-written movie, “Itan temi” was shot in Osogbo, capital of Osun State. Itan temi’s plot reveals the love between Iyiola (Oyinkansola Elebuibon), a child with poor upbringing and Niyi (Lateef Adedimeji). The movie centers its storyline on a love story that focuses on passion, emotion, and affection. Iyiola and Niyi became lovers when Iyiola lost her parents at an early age. After a while, Niyi began developing interest in other women and Iyiola also took interest in another man, Dapo, who came into town on a business visit. The split took them through a rough love path but they ended up back in each other’s arm. Itan temi which was written by Bukunmi Oluwashina was produced by Oyinkansola Elebuibon and directed by Seun Olaiya. Bukunmi Oluwashina also featured in other movies including;
- Modebi Olami
- Excursion, etc.
Another popular movie where Bukunmi Oluwashina featured was “Blogger’s wife” 2017. She featured alongside Nollywood top actors like Deyemi Okanlawon, Ijeoma Grace Agu, Adeniyi Johnson, Seun Omojola, Segun Arinze, Adunni Ade, Aisha Lawal, and Adejumoke Aderounmu. Blogger’s wife was centered on a male blogger whose strength on his laptop, but his weakness was his wife. A couple’s room affair was the major problem between the blogger and his wife who has a lot of demands which the blogger struggled to meet. Blogger’s wife was produced by Seun Oloketuyi and directed by Toka Mckabor.
Bukunmi Oluwashina wrote a musical drama series, “Beautiful song” which features movie stars such as Olumide Oworu, Joke Muyiwa, Yinka Salary, and Jide Awobono. Beautiful song was directed by Bogunde Abiola Paul. Beautiful song storyline was based on love, hatred, ambition, challenges, trials, and survival. The series started airing on the 1st of November 2016.
Bukunmi Oluwashina also has produced hit songs such as Easy Easy, Jigi, which were used for movie soundtracks. She also created soundtracks for her popular film like Hey(2017), You are me(2019), Surface(2019), and Lost(2019). She also released music singles including;
- Ranti Mi
- Ise Oluwa soundtrack
- Beautiful songs
- See Wahala featuring Oladips
Bukunmi Oluwashina’s Ayomi was nominated for Best Indigenous Movie (Yoruba) category at the 2015 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards. She has won other reputable award such as;
- Best actress of the year – Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards.
- Best actress – Maya Awards
- Best actress – ACI Awards.
She was highlighted as one of the stars to watch out for in 2018.
Bukunmi Oluwashina Marriage
Bukunmi Oluwashina is not yet married but she has revealed that she is in a relationship, but not with someone in the movie industry. Her reason for falling for someone outside the movie acting niche is that because she doesn’t mix working and pleasure. Meanwhile, Bukunmi Oluwashina keyed into the growing trend of “baby mama”. She wrote an open letter to her future husband noting that she would wait for him and never consider being a baby mama. The actress added that she was not taught how to be a baby mama or a nursing mother at a tender age by her mother. In her open letter, she encouraged her future husband to put in a lot of effort towards becoming successful as she is also doing so. Bukunmi Oluwashina went further to say in her open letter that she would have children who would love fancy things just as she does, so her future husband should be ready to afford. She finally stated that their children will have both sides of parenting. They will learn and understand what being a father and a husband means as well as what being a mother and a wife means. They will also get to understand what genuine parental love, a peaceful home, and a loving family feels like.
Bukunmi Oluwashina debunked rumors that she is lesbian, because she is known to dress as a tomboy, which sparked rumours that she is lesbian. The young actress debunked the rumors, stating that for the fact she dresses like a tomboy doesn’t mean she is lesbian. She also posted that at the right we’ll get to know her husband-to-be, but for now her relationship remains private.
Bukunmi Oluwashina Net worth
Bukunmi Oluwashina landed several endorsements deals with beauty brands and has earned the cover of quality magazines. She partnered with Pepsi and Vivas for the Premiere of “Ayomi”. Bukunmi Oluwashina’s net worth is an estimated $700,000.