I was still urinating on the bed in secondary school – Bimbo Ademoye speaks on growth, low self-esteem
Bimbo Ademoye, a veteran Nollywood actress, has spoken out about how she always had low self-esteem while growing up.
She recalled her childhood experiences and shared how she was still bedwetting in secondary school.
She also spoke out about her Nollywood debut, stating that her first salary from her debut movie was N12,500.
She revealed this in a session with YouTuber Hawa Magaji, adding that the producers informed her that she will get paid six months after shooting, causing her dad to handle the budget of N50k while shooting.
In her words:
“If I’m in a room with more than 10 people, I start to have an anxiety attack. I think my social anxiety came from having low self-esteem issues growing up, and not being with my parents. I grew up with this thought in my head that nobody wanted to be around me.
“I don’t really like human beings because I feel like they are full of shit based on my experience. Most times I love to be by myself. I’d rather not deal with the hurt that people tend to bring. I’d rather just be on my own and just be around the few people that I’ve been given access to me.
“I’m still dealing with that even at this stage. That’s why I’m very close to my dad because [he] was very big on helping me with that. I wet the bed for a long time. I’m talking about SS2 and SS3. My dad laughed it off.
“My first ever acting gig, they told me they were going to pay me N12,500 and they were going to pay me six months after shooting. My dad paid for my shooting budget of N50,000 during the shoot.”