Bolanle Ninalowo popularly known as Nino B is a Nigerian actor, accountant, and entrepreneur. He began his career in the banking and music industries, before venturing into the Nigerian movie industry, Nollywood.
He made his debut production, Rebirth in 2010, and came to limelight in 2014, following series of films he starred in. Over the past few years, Bolanle has made a name for himself and is often regarded as one of the Nollywood hunks.
Here are 10 Facts about the Nollywood Actor:
- Bolanle Ninalowo was born on May 7, 1980 in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria.
- He was born as the second child of eight children and spent the first 15 years of his life in Nigeria. Thereafter, he relocated to Chicago, USA, and spent another 15 years.
- In USA, Bolanle attended DeVry University and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Subsequently, he bagged a Master’s in Marketing at the Keller Graduate School Management, USA.
- After School, Bolanle Ninalowo worked as an accountant in a bank in the United States of America, then upon relocating back to Nigeria he worked with Guaranty Trust Bank.
- After a while, he took interest in the growing Nollywood industry and ventured into the industry by producing his debut movie, Rebirth (2010). The movie created awareness of HIV and the stigma faced by those living with the disease. Rebirth premiered in several cities in America and got him an award for Nollywood Revelation of the Year.
- Following the premiere of Rebirth, Ninalowo decided to venture into other businesses because Rebirth was not a commercial success. However, luck soon shone on him, as he began receiving invitations to take up roles in 2014.
- Nino converted from Islam to Christianity after he found a remedy to his troubles in the Bible which he says has become his life manual.
- He has starred in numerous films, some of which includes;
What’s Within, (2014), Ordinary People, (2014), Desperate Baby Mama, (2015), Spotlight, (2015), Road to Yesterday, (2015), 3 Is Company, (2015), Dark, (2015), Husbands of Lagos (TV Series, 2015-present), Miscellaneous, (2016), Shoot to Kill, (2016), Wife for Rent, (2016), Picture Perfect, (2016), The Personal Assistant, (2017), The Patient, (2017), Dagger, (2017), Tiwa’s Baggage, (2017), The Bunglers, (2017), American Boy, 2017, A Fire in the Rain, 2017, My Wife and I, 2017, 30 Years A Virgin, (2017), Purple but not Purple, (2017), The Devil and The Red Sea, (2017), Tangled Web, (2017), Next Door Nuisance, (2018), Body of Evidence, (2018), Binta Kolonko, (2018), Barrister Seliat, (2019), the Enemy I Know, (2019), etc.
- Some of the awards currently in his possession include;
Revelation of the Year, Best of Nollywood Award, (2010), Best Supporting Actor of the Year ‘English’, City People Movie Award, (2017), The Best Actor in a Leading Role ‘English‘ Picture Perfect’ Best of Nollywood Awards (BON), (2017), Best Actor of the Year ‘English’ City People Movie Award, (2018), Best Actor of the Year ‘English’, City People Movie Award, (2018).
- Bolanle Ninalowo is married to Bunmi. The union is blessed with two children, Aliyah and Morakinyo.