Timini Egbuson is a Nigerian actor, model, and TV presenter. He’s been able to capture the hearts of all with his acting skills and talents. The Nollywood sweetheart has succeeded in establishing his name as a brand of its own.
Early life and background of Timini Egbuson
Timini Egbuson was born on the 10th of June, 1987 in Lagos State, Nigeria. He’s the last child of his parents and also the younger brother of popular actress, Dakore Egbuson-Akande. He attended Greenspring Montessori School for his elementary education and Adebayo Mokuolu College, Ogba, Lagos for his secondary education. Upon graduation from secondary school, he proceeded to bag a degree in Psychology from the University of Lagos (UNILAG). The Bayelsa State born actor described his teenage years as the period he learnt lots of life lessons. He once revealed that the way to his heart is honesty and good food.
Timini dreamt of becoming a child psychologist but fate took its course. As an undergraduate, he worked as a personal assistant to his sister, Dakore. On completing his tertiary education, he got a job with an e-commerce company as a marketing executive. He worked for two and a half years before making a foray into the Nigerian movie industry. The handsome actor was unfulfilled at his 9-5 job so he left the job to launch his acting career. Timini commenced his acting career in 2010 with M-net’s soap opera – Tinsel. Over 4000 people auditioned for the series, he was lucky to be among the few chosen by the director. His stellar performance in Tinsel prompted the director to include him in the cast of MTV’s Shuga Naija.
He’s featured in several movies like Skinny Girl in Transit, Fifty, Fifty the series, Isoken, Something Wicked, Ajuwaya, Kamsi, The Intern, Elevator Baby, Love is Yellow and others. The Nollywood hunk has hosted a number of events. He anchored GT Bank’s Fashion week red carpet alongside Sharon Ooja in 2017. Timini was also the host of EbonyLife TV show – The Spot.
Timini Egbuson ranks amongst celebrities who are brand ambassadors to several renowned brands.
He’s been endorsed as brand ambassadors of Huawei Nigeria, Baileys Nigeria and notforsale.ng. The TV compere has also signed endorsement deals worth millions of naira with Moet, Remy Martins, Jumia Nigeria, Amstel Malta and Eve Restaurant,
Timini Egbuson’s Relationship
The popular actor was once rumoured to be in a relationship with Nollywood actress, Sharon Ooja who played his love interest in Skinny Girl in Transit. The later came out to refute the claims. The 33- year- old actor is said to be in relationship with a 19-year old lady, Lydia Agahan. Timini received lots of backlash concerning his amorous relationship with the young lady.
Awards and Nominations
- City People Movie Award nominee for Best New Actor of the Year (English) – 2017
- Revelation of the Year at the Best of Nollywood (BON) awards – 2017
- Nominated at the City People Movie Award for Best Upcoming Actor of the Year (English) – 2018
- Maya Awards Africa nominee for Best Actor – 2019
- Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards (AMVCA) for Best Actor in a Drama – 2020
Timini Egbuson’s Net Worth
Having bagged several endorsement deals with corporate brands, Timini Egbuson is rated amongst the richest and most influential actors in Nigeria with a net worth ranging between $1 million -$5 million.
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