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Nigerian actress Kehinde Bankole leads an acting workshop looking at personal choices of selecting and balancing options that work as “your method.”

Workshops and masterclasses in Utopia Theatre’s Creative Hub are for people of African origin aged 16 and above.

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Kehinde Bankole has played roles from Shakespeare’s Globe theatre UK to roles on blockbuster films in Nigeria. A Cast on Netflix Original series by Akin Omotoso, Kehinde was Born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, as a twin to both late Architect Dad and administrative secretary Mum, who encouraged her to begin informal drama and music training as a growing child along with her 5 other close knit siblings, she Studied Mass Communication in Olabisi Onabanjo University.

Kehinde came into limelight After her Tv debut on Nigerian drama series Super Story and went on to wow Cinema audiences in her film debut as Teacher Tawa, the prime target of a serial killer in acclaimed director Kunle Afolayan’s psychological thriller October 1 (2014) alongside Veteran actor Sadik Dabar, Nick Rhys, Fabian Lojede, Lawrence Stubbings and others earning her Best Actress, Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (2015). She played Lead and major roles in movies including “The Set Up” (2019), Dinner (2015), Dear Affy (2020), Mama Drama (2020), Cross-Roads, Ebony life Tv series “Desperate housewives Africa” (2015) And also won Best of Nollywood “Revelation of the year award” 2009 for Elerin Eye.

Kehinde’s stage highlights include credits playing Hermione “Oya” in “The Winter’s Tale” at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, adapted as “Itan Oginintin" (2012) Renegade theatre, The Duchess (Iyalode) in “The Duchess Of Malfi” reimagined as “Iyalode Of Eti” (2016) Utopia theatre, Queen Moremi as Queen Moremi (2019) Terra Kulture and her own one woman play “Chronicles of Iya Risi” produced by Sarah Lawal (Lagos Theatre Festival) 2017. She co voiced the Lux-beauty promotion cover song produced by Cobhams
Asuquo in Nigeria in 2009 as a LUX FACE. “A TASTE OF PHOBIA” an indie horror film by Italian film maker, Domiziano
Cristopharo, Sunny King and Tony Newton featured Kehinde in 2017.

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