After four years of playing the role of Telema Dukein the hit M-Net TV soap – Tinsel, Damilola Adegbite’s management today announced her exit from the TV series. In an official statement released today (Monday 10th September 2012) by her management – Cartwheel & Pandora PR, Damilola Adegbite’s exit from Tinsel was described as ‘a professional career decision that had to be made.’
Read the Official Statement by Cartwheel & Pandora PR below;
Damilola is sad to be saying goodbye to the show and would deeply miss everyone. The last four years spent on the show has been a very beautiful and fulfilling experience for her; Damilola over the course of four years has built not only a good work relationship, but great friendship and regards the entire cast and crew as family.
She is however very excited about the next phase of her career, as she is currently on a movie set with AMAA award winning film maker, Michelle Bello, where Damilola will be playing a lead role in the upcoming movie.
It will be recalled that in 2010, Damilola starred alongside her Tinsel co-star, Ghanaian actor, Chris Attoh in Shirley Frimpong – Manso’s movie - Six Hours to Christmas and in 2011, she won a Best Actress in a TV Series at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, for her role as Telema Duke. A source close to the actress said “Damilola Adegbite is very happy and grateful for the opportunity Tinsel has given her and looks forward to the next phase of her life and career.”
Her rep, Cartwheel & Pandora PR, further said she also uses this opportunity to say a big thank you to her fans for the love and support throughout her time on Tinsel and hopes to continue to have their support as she steps into the next phase. Damilola intends to pursue her acting career despite leaving the show.