Why Area Boys Became Afraid of Me After Omo Ghetto – Bimbo Thomas
Nollywood actress Bimbo Thomas has opened up about her role in the highest grossing Nollywood film of all time, ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’ in which she plays ‘Nicky’ a gangster
The University of Lagos alum revealed that following the success of the movie produced by close friend, Funke Akindele, street boys, popular known as ‘area boys’ now fear and respect her.
‘Street people feel I’m tough due to the role I played in Omo Ghetto. But sincerely, I can’t say it’s pretty easy because someone like me likes to be anonymous, just like the way I walked in here and there was no too much attention. I like it, but unfortunately, I can’t take it away…,’ she told The Punch.
She also explained that she now finds it difficult to normal things: I’ll say [fame has caused] ‘open doors’ because of this of so many cases after I would like one factor, for instance, on the embassy, I don’t endure stress.
‘You know, the standard me would observe protocols and queue, nonetheless the next issue I’d hear is “Bimbo, no, don’t queue. Come let me allow you to.”
‘And you perceive how strict they’re typically over there. I don’t pay for premium enhance, I’ll merely stand on the queue they usually’ll fish me out. It’s been like that. I’ll get someplace they usually’ll single me out for good. May it not be the alternative method spherical for me.
‘Stardom hasn’t modified me from who I used to be. I’m nonetheless my common self. If I actually really feel like consuming corn, I’ll pull up and buy it. The worse issue that will happen is for guys, as in street people like me, to hurry at me, and I’ll type them out.
‘One issue I’ve moreover seen is that if one factor is occurring someplace, and I get there, they’re going to give me my respect. Street people actually really feel I’m highly effective because of this of place I carried out in Omo Ghetto.
‘But sincerely, I can’t say it’s pretty easy because of this of any person like me likes to be anonymous, equivalent to one of the best ways I walked in proper right here and there was no an extreme quantity of consideration. I choose it, nonetheless sadly, I can’t take it away,’ she said.