Sunday Bankole is a Yoruba Nollywood actor popularly dubbed “Lagos”. He is a fast-growing actor who doubles up as the CEO of 100% Bar and Lounge –a Lagos-based bar.
Sunday, who relocated to Lagos in 2004, has been a Nollywood member since 2012. Remarkably, he holds a number of Nollywood movie productions to his name.
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Although Sunday doesn’t seem to have made huge money as a Nollywood actor, the fast-growing movie star rakes in substantial returns from his bar business.
Sunday Bankole is a native of Omu-Aran, Kwara state. He was born into a family with four step-children since his parents each had children from their earlier marriages. It is noteworthy that Sunday is the only male child in the family.
Sunday attended St Paul Primary School from which he acquired preliminary education. At the end of his primary education, he was enrolled in Government Secondary School located in Omu-Aran, Kwara state.
Sunday Bankole’s academic profile shows that the budding actor is a Polytechnic graduate of Accountancy. He finished from Offa Polytechnic.
Sunday developed a strong liking for acting at the time he was a child. At childhood, he fondly watched veteran Yoruba actors and his love for Yinka Quadri triggered the passion to become an actor.
It’s not far from the truth that Sunday’s present status as an actor is a fulfillment of a long-sustained passion. Sunday, who became a Nollywood member in 2012, received training through enrolment in an acting caucus owned by Hassan Omogoriola.
Sunday Bankole is proudly the producer of several (Yoruba) Nollywood movies and his first movie production came out in 2015. The movie, directed by popular Yoruba actor, Ibrahim Yekini, was titled “Elegushi Spender”.
Passionate Sunday is still fast-growing in the Nollywood movie industry with Asan being one of his recent movies. A project executed under the management of ace Yoruba actor, Afeez Eniola, Asan is a movie about vanity. It was directed by another ace Yoruba actor named Afeez Owo.
Sunday Bankole is a married man and is proudly a father.
When quizzed about how he copes with advances in an industry full of females, Sunday disclosed that he is a “happily married” man who rather concentrates on the reason why he is in the industry.
He further revealed that he barely tolerates unnecessary familiarity. Sunday also said that he had long mastered how to prevent girls from distracting him, given the fact that as a bar and lounge owner, he is accustomed to being around “beautiful girls”.
We do not have any substantial information about Sunday Bankole’s net worth at the moment. But based on the verified information gathered about Sunday, the fast-growing actor is yet to break into the league of top-earning Nollywood stars. In fact, he remarked that his “bar and lounge” business is the major source of livelihood for him and his family.
Despite not making substantial amounts of money from Nollywood yet, Sunday remains in the movie industry due to his passion for acting. In fact, the budding actor claims he engages in acting only because he is passionate about it. In his words, “piracy has spoiled the market for movie makers” and so, he is only into acting due to his passion for the profession.
Sunday Bankole was once involved in a paternity scandal popularized by an Instagram-based blog, Gist Lover blog.
The blog is said to have made a post alleging that Sunday Bankole is father to the newborn baby of Toksbarbie, a Nollywood fellow. According to the blog, Sunday Bankole, who parades himself as the owner of 100% Lounge and Bar, only manages the bar on behalf of his wife. As alleged by the blog, Toksbarbie thought Sunday was the real owner of the blog and so, she began to follow him.
Reacting to the paternity scandal above, Sunday Bankole disclosed that he knew nothing about Tokbarbie’s pregnancy and the paternity of her child. He further replied “No” to a question about him being in an affair with Toksbarbie.
Talking about the relationship between Toksbarbie and him, Sunday insisted that she is just a Nollywood fellow and that he has no affair with her.
Hopefully, you’ve found what you were looking to know about the fast-rising Yoruba actor, Sunday Bankole.