Kehinde Bankole

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Kehinde Bankole

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Ogun State, Nigeria

Kehinde Bankole is a Nigerian actress, model, and television host. She made her entertainment debut in the 2003 Miss Commonwealth Nigeria beauty contest, then proceeded to the 2004 Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant.

She won the revelation of the year award at 2009 Best of Nollywood Awards, two years after her first screen feature in Wale Adenuga's Super Story.

She was born in Ogun State as the fourth child of six of Architect Babatunde Bankole and Titilayo Bankole, an administrative secretary. She has a twin sister, Taiwo, who also acts occasionally.

Bankole studied at Tunwase Nursery and Primary School, Ikeja. She studied Mass Communication at Olabisi Onabanjo University but took a break to concentrate more on her modeling career in 2004.

Bankole's first entertainment experience was when she auditioned as a contestant in Miss Commonwealth Nigeria pageant in 2003, although she did not win, she claimed the "exposure" was all she really wanted as she made the top 10.

She also had a shot at Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria but could not make the top five list. After the contract of Genevieve Nnaji expired as a Lux ambassador, Bankole was chosen along with Sylvia Udeogu and Olaide Olaogun to become the new face of Lux in 2007.

Bankole made her acting debut during her reign as Lux ambassador in the family drama Super story: Everything it Takes, playing the character Caro. She has also starred in other Wale Adenuga productions like Papa Ajasco and This Life.

On television, her most notable role is as housewife Kiki Obi in Desperate Housewives Africa, the Nigerian remake of the American hit series.

Bankole hosts daytime talkshows including "Soul Sisters" and "African Kitchen".