Full biography of Nollywood actor Tobi Makinde (Timini) and other facts about him

Who is Tobi Makinde?

Tobi Makinde is a Nollywood actor and content producer. He is popularly known for playing the role of ‘Timini’ in the popular Funke Akindele’s comedy series – ‘Jenifa’s Diary’.

Tobi Makinde was also the young actor that played the role of ‘Nathaniel Ibekwe’ in the popular Saturday sitcom of 2006 – ‘Kamson and Neighbors’.

Full data profile of Tobi Makinde

Full nameTobi Makinde
Age33 years old
BirthdayMay 16, 1988
State of originOsun state
Marital statusSingle
CareerActor, Content producer

Tobi Makinde’s childhood and education

Tobi Makinde was born on May 16, 1988, in Ilesha, Osun state. Tobi had most of his childhood and early education in Osun State before he relocated to Lagos when he got admission to study at UNILAG.

Tobi Makinde is a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Lagos, Akoka. He also holds a Masters degree in Theatre Arts from the same school.

Is Tobi Makinde the child of Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde?

Nollywood actor Tobi Makinde is often confused as the child of Oyo State governor, Seyi Makinde, as they both share the same surnames.

Coincidentally, the governor also has a child with the name ‘Tobi Makinde. However, actor Tobi Makinde and politician Seyi Makinde are not related in any way.

Tobi Makinde is a Nollywood actor from Ilesha in Osun state, while Seyi Makinde is an engineer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and politician from Ibadan in Oyo state.

Seyi Makinde is the present governor of Oyo state, married and blessed with three children, therefore he is not in any way related to Tobi Makinde.

Tobi Makinde’s career

Tobi Makinde revealed that he started his acting career at the early age of 7. His father at that time had introduced him in front of the camera in the movie called ‘Silenced’, which was directed by Tunji Bamishigbin and produced by Ralph Nwadike.

At the age of 13, Tobi landed the role of ‘Nathaniel Ibekwe’ in the popular television sitcom titled ‘Kamson and Neighbors’.

The show was also directed by Tunji Bamishigbin and Tobi Makinde earned praise for his role.

Tobi briefly left the screens after the TV series ‘Kamson and Neighbors’ ended. He made his comeback to acting with the role of ‘Feva’ in the Sceneone TV series, ‘Industreet’.

According to him, he landed the role after several years of auditioning. He explained that his journey to stardom started from the auditioning for ‘Industreet’.

The actor said he met one of Nollywood’s top actresses and producers, Funke Akindele, who became like a mother to him after the audition.

He explained that she took interest in him and gave him the job of a production manager which he has never done before.

Tobi and Funke Akindele maintained a good relationship and she later offered him the role of ‘Timini’ in her successful comedy series, ‘Jenifa’s Diary’.

Tobi Makinde’s role in Jenifa’s Diary has earned him fame and recognition in the industry.

Tobi Makinde’s movies and TV series

Some notable movies and TV series of Tobi Makinde include:

  • Silenced (1999)
  • Kamson and Neighbors (2006)
  • Jenifa’s Diary (2015)
  • Industreet (2017)
  • My Siblings and I (2018)
  • Omo Ghetto: The Saga (2020)

Tobi Makinde’s awards and nominations

  • Young Actor in a TV Series – Emperor Awards

Tobi Makinde’s relationship and girlfriend

Tobi Makinde made it known in an interview that he has decided to keep his relationship life private, therefore there is no information about his girlfriend, wife or lover.

Tobi Makinde’s net worth

Tobi Makinde has an estimated net worth of about N70 million naira.

Tobi Makinde on social media

Tobi Makinde is active on Instagram @tobimakinde.

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