Abimbola Craig is a Nollywood actress, lawyer, film maker, content creator and producer known for her outstanding role in Web series ‘Skinny Girl In Transit’.
Early life and background of Abimbola Craig
Abimbola Roli Craig was born on November 3rd, 1986 in Warri, Delta State to a Yoruba father and Itsekiri mother but she grew up in Lagos. The second of three children, Abimbola attended Starland Primary School and Air Force Comprehensive School, Ibadan for her secondary education. Furthermore, she attended Oxbridge College for her A’levels. She graduated from the University of Buckingham with a Second class LLB degree in Law. Abimbola moved back to Nigeria to attend Law school, and was called to bar a year later.
Prior to acting, she worked and practiced law for 7 years at Webber George Egbe Solicitors and Stream Sowers &Kohn. Abimbola Craig currently works as Head of Production at Ndani Communications, also known as Ndani TV which produces shows including Skinny Girl in Transit, Phases, Rumor Has It and The Juice etc.
She launched her acting career by starring as “Tiwalade” in the renowned web series “Skinny Girl in Transit”. This series focuses on a young Nigerian lady who battles with her weight. The first episode was aired in 2015. The goofy actress worked alongside Jadesola Osiberu on the production of Isoken and Sugar Rush. The beautiful actress who once struggled with her weight faced a major health challenge in 2014.
In relation to her weight loss journey, she stated:
“For pretty much all my life, I’ve always been overweight. My mum was always on my case about it but the truth is that I realize that when people are ready for something, they are ready. Nobody can force you into something. It’s a decision you have to come to for yourself and when you realize it, then you make the necessary steps to make the changes.
So my mum was always on my case about my weight. But it took me having a brain surgery, in 2014, I had a tumor in my brain for me to realize that there is so much out there to live for. If I could live a healthier life, I could try. If it doesn’t happen, and I don’t reach whatever size it is, that’s fine. But I want to constantly be on this journey of healthiness.
So I encourage a lot of women, be healthy. You are big, that’s fine. But just live a healthy lifestyle. Don’t just be big and sit down in one place. I keep telling them that. Which is why when certain people reach out to me in relation to plus size like “come and talk about this, come and talk about that”, I’m like, I don’t really know what to tell you.
I feel like people are losing the undertone message of what the movement should be about. For example, there a lot of plus size women who are into modeling. If you follow these women judiciously, you will find out that they exercise. Life needs to be balanced and that’s what we are lacking. You live, you eat, you sleep but you need to exercise. There needs to be some form of activity. You need something that will get your heart pumping.
There is always that constant struggle to try to eat right. The constant struggle to try to work out. I was telling my friend one day, “I’m tired”. Sometimes, I cry. I cried last week because I’m tired of the fact that before I go to bed at night, I’m thinking of what to eat the next day. When I wake up in the morning, I’m thinking. And it’s not necessarily because there is no food available. It’s just making sure I make the right decisions.
Look, I’m not trying to be a size 12. I want to be thick but I want to be fit. Thick-fit, that’s what I want. I want to be able to see muscles and ribs in my body. I want to be like Serena. It’s not easy but the truth is, we really make time for things that are important to us”.
Abimbola Craig’s Relationship
There isn’t much known about her relationship. There’s been speculations that she and her fellow actor, Ayoola Ayolola are an item.
Awards and Nominations
Her stellar performance in Skinny Girl in Transit earned her an AMVCA nomination for Best Actress in a comedy in 2016.
Abimbola Craig’s Net Worth
Abimbola Craig is ranked amongst the most influential celebrities in Nigeria.
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