Oyebade Adebimpe, also known as Adebimpe Omooba or Moh Bimpe, a Nollywood actress and model, has spoken out about how she was almost forced to bleach her skin to fit into the industry.
“When I came into the industry a lot of people had an issue with being dark-skinned, but I got into the industry and I asked: Why can’t I be dark? You don’t have to bleach your skin before you can get to the top.
So, I was just being me and a lot of people advised me to bleach my skin. I said no. Even when I was a full-time model, I was always picked because of my dark skin. So, I have gotten a lot of opportunities because I am black. So, I said to myself, if a fair complexioned person can do it, a black person can do it more.” Mo Bimpe revealed in a recent chat with Tribune.
When asked if there are any embarrassing moments on her acting job that she will love to share, Mo Bimpe said “The only thing I would say happens to me and I still wonder why are people like this, is when I go out, probably for a photo shoot at a hotel, alone, and some people just come to me and ask me, ‘how is uncle Lateef?’ and I will be like, what if I am here with someone else, let us just imagine I was there with someone else? So, it is always funny. Not because I am with someone else, but I just find it awkward.
Why do people do this? Another thing is because you are a public figure if you go out there; let’s say to the market for example; you will want to buy something and try to price it, they will just tell you they are the ones watching your movies, they love your movies, so you shouldn’t be pricing their goods, and you should just buy it like that. So because you watch my movies now, I shouldn’t price goods anymore, what type of love is that?”
On her affair with Lateef Adedimeji, she said “Of course, we want to keep it in the cooler. Yoruba people say, “eni ti an gbe’yawo bo waba kii garun’ (It is only a matter of time before everything is revealed to the public). So, you guys should just keep calm and relax.”