Damilola Adegbite

Damilola Adegbite is a Nollywood success story that was evident from her first feature in Nigerian Television. She is an actress and model.

Damilola is from the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria. She was born in Sururlere, Lagos State in 18 May 1985.

Educational Background:

For her secondary education, the beautiful actress attended Queen’s College Yaba, Lagos. Proceeding to the tertiary education, she studied Business Administration at Bowen University in Iwo, Osun State.

Acting Career:

Damilola Adegbite says that she had always been art-inclined right from an early age. She would always be involved in one theatre or music event or the other. Damilola had always wanted to be in the entertainment industry.

The star debuted her acting skills at the auditions of popular Nigerian TV soap opera, Tinsel. She auditioned and got the role of Thelema Duke in the TV series.

Soon her talent and acting prowess would grow beyond Tinsel. As a rising star with clear talent, she went on to feature in several other acting projects, most of which were cinematic productions.

The rising star has featured in movies like Michelle Bello’s award winning Flower Girl, Heaven’s Hell, 6 Hours to Christmas.

Her most recent feature in Television is Before 30. The TV drama series tackles the pressure of Nigerian women to get married before hitting age 30. Damilola played the lead role of Temi Coker.

Damilola Adegbite has featured in media commercials and hosted TV programs. She has as well participated in stage/theatre performances like The V Monologues

As an actress, Damilola has taken roles of diverse characters. That way she has not been a victim of stock characterization in the industry. Most importantly, Damilola gives an appropriate interpretation to these diverse roles.

In 2012, Damilola made her exit from the Tinsel show. According to her official statement, the decision was on professional basis.

After 3-years break the actress returned to Tinsel in 2015. It is believed that the actress who left while trying her hands on films has come back for good as the film venture was not going as anticipated.

Romance & Marriage:

Damilola was popular with her Thelema Duke role in Tinsel series. But what intensified her popularity was transferring her love interest in the series to reality.

The diva who played the role of a hysterical flower girl started dating co-Tinsel star and Ghanaian actor, Chris Attoh. Chris who played the role of her romantic partner in the series ended up as real life partner.

In 2014, the couple became engaged. They also welcomed their son, Brian Nii Ayittey Olaferomi Attoh, that same year.

On February 14, 2015, Chris and Damilola tied the knot in Accra, Ghana.


With her debut in 2008 in Mnet’s Tinsel, Damilola Adegbite has been successful all the way in her career.

Damilola is one of the leading TV stars at the moment. In 2011, she won the Nigeria Entertainment awards for Best Actress in a TV series.

Other Interests:

In an interview with Nigerian comic artiste, Tee-A, the independent-minded damsel revealed that she nurses the intention to start up a business of her own someday.