Bukunmi Oluwasina (Born 7 May 1990) is a 33 year old Nigerian actress, singer, producer, and screenwriter known for her appearance in films like Story Like Mine, Ayomi, Jankariwo, Citation, and Soole.
Bukunmi Oluwasina Celebrates Her Birthday On the 7th of May Every Year
Even though she is quite a popular person now, Bukunmi Oluwasina’s actual date of birth has remained elusive. For this reason, her real age is also not known. However, it is believed that she was born in the early 1990s. Some reports claim that the actress was born in 1990 but this has not been exclusively verified yet. What we do know is that Bukunmi Oluwasina was born on the 7th day of May as this is the day she celebrates her birthday every year.
A Yoruba woman, the actress hails from Ekiti State in Nigeria and was born into a family of 5. According to some reports, she is the 3rd born in her family. Oluwasina has always been a revered person and tries to keep her personal and family life private. For this reason, not much is known about who her parents or siblings are.
Bukunmi Began To Write Scripts In Secondary School
Growing up, Bukunmi Oluwasina had her primary and secondary school education in her birth state of Ekiti. Interestingly, she developed a serious interest in dramatic arts right from secondary school. She took part in school plays and enjoyed them very much. She was in the debating group and loved to talk in front of the crowd.
The actress also began to write scripts when still in secondary school. She loved writing stories at the time and because she already loved to act, she figured she could turn her stories into movie scripts. This is exactly what she did. Her decision to begin writing movie scripts from that young age would later pay off.
She Studied Theatre Arts In School
After she finished secondary school, Bukunmi proceeded to gain admission to the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University in Osun State where she studied Theatre Arts. This was not surprising at all considering the fact she had already developed serious interests in the dramatic arts.
In an interview she granted Independent Newspaper in June 2020, Oluwasina explained that she deliberately chose to study theatre arts and actually picked the course as her first and second choices because she already knew what she wanted to do with her life and was bent on achieving her dreams. According to her, the course covered everything that she had always wanted to be.
Bukunmi Oluwasina Shot Her First Movie While Still In University
Bukunmi Oluwasina began to do exploits in the movie industry while she was still in the University studying theatre arts. As a matter of fact, she shot her very first movie, Ayomi, while she was still in school. In her interview with Independent Newspaper, she revealed that she was in her third year at the time. She also explained that shooting the movie was quite stressful especially because she was close to her final year.
Interestingly, Bukunmi wrote the script for the movie Ayomi. However, the film was produced by Muyedeen Oladapo in 2014 and was then released in September 2015. She worked alongside top names in the industry, including Joke Muyiwa, Gabriel Afolayan, Damola Olatunji, and others who helped her by showing the ropes as she was still a greenhorn.
The movie turned out a big success in the market. The film fetched her a partnership with Pepsi, AVF, and Viva for its premiere. Upon its release, Ayomi was the only indigenous movie to display in Viva Cinema. It went on to win awards and bagged a number of nominations as well. Some of these awards include the 2015 Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards in the Best Indigenous Movie (Yoruba) category, the Best of Nollywood Awards (BON Awards), MAYA Awards, and ACI Awards. The success of Ayomi only motivated her to do much more work in the industry.
Oluwasina’s Other Works
After she was launched to the limelight with her first movie, Bukunmi Oluwasina went on to do some more exploits. In 2017, after she had graduated from university, the actress featured in another movie, The Blogger’s Wife, which was produced by Seun Oyoketuli. The movie featured other top stars like Segun Arinze, Adeniyi Johnson, and others. As expected, the film also increased Bukunmi’s popularity.
The actress has since gone on to star in other movies including:
- Beautiful Song
- Itan Temi
- A Story Like Mine
- Modebi Olami
Oluwasina has not only starred in Yoruba movies, but she has also appeared in a number of Nollywood films as well. In 2020, the actress was cast to play the role of Uzoamaka in Citation, a movie directed by Kunle Afolayan which was one of the most anticipated Nigerian movies of that year. Her performance in the movie was hailed as she completely transformed physically from what people knew her to look like in real life just to portray the character well.
Apart from just starring in movies, she has also written some more movie scripts. Some of the movies for which she wrote the script include Oluwere and A Story Like Mine among others.
The Actress Has Won Several Awards For Her Work
As expected, Bukunmi Oluwasina has won awards for her excellent work since she began her acting career. She has also bagged several nominations as well. Below are some of her awards and nominations:
- In 2015, she was nominated for the 2015 African Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards for Best Indigenous Movie (Yoruba) category
- In 2018, she was nominated for the ELOY Awards for Actress of the Year
- In 2019, she was nominated for the Best of Nollywood (BON) Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role
- In 2019, the actress won the City People Movie Awards for Fast Rising Actress of the Year
- In 2020, she emerged winner of the Nigeria Achiever’s Award for Best Lead Actress of the Year
- YMGA Award for Best Lead Actress In A Movie in 2020
- In 2021, she won the best actress of the year at the Women Achievers Award
- The same year, 2021, she won brand influencer of the year at the Women Achievers Award
- She also won the humanitarian of the year award 2021 at the Women Achievers Award
- She won the Esteemed Awards for Most Creative Actress of The Year 2021
- Golden Stars Award for Face of Nollywood in 2021
- Best Actress Award 2020/2021 at the YOMAFA Global Awards 2021, among others
Bukunmi Oluwasina Is Also A Singer
Apart from her acting work, Bukunmi Oluwasina is also a singer who has released some songs that are popular with her many fans. The actress has explained that singing is something that she truly loves besides acting and she has done well for herself by releasing songs that people actually love.
Some of the songs she has released include:
- See Wahala ft Oladips
- Ranti Mi
- Beautiful Songs
- Ise Oluwa
- You Are Me
The actress has also released several soundtracks that were used in many Yoruba films. Apparently, Bukunmi Oluwasina is a multi-talented woman who is exploring her many creative sides, and much more is anticipated from her as time goes by.