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BN Exclusive: “I’m Afraid of Cockroaches” | 5 Fun Facts about Tinsel’s Linda Ejiofor



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It’s time for another close-up with one of your favourite Tinsel stars Linda Ejiofor.

In celebration of the 1000th episode of M-Net Africa‘s hit soap opera TinselBN Movies & TV will bring exclusively to you fun facts about some of the show’s cast. We kicked off yesterday with Osas Ighodaro.

Linda who plays Bimpe Adekoya speaks on her favourite musician of all time, her fear of cockroaches and more.

Check it out!

First acting role and year: Tinsel – 2008

Phobia: Cockroaches

Most embarrassing moment on set: I tripped and fell on set

If not acting, what other profession: Work in an advertising company

Favorite musician of all time: Whitney Houston and Eminem

Keep refreshing for more fun facts.


  1. Bella

    May 17, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Eminem really? wow, OK!

    • Sunshine

      May 18, 2013 at 2:50 pm

      That’s what I was thinking, favourite musician of all time is Eminem…ok?!

  2. hey

    May 17, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    whitney and Eminem are part of my favourites too..;)…shes a pretty lady

  3. sallymcliesh

    May 17, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Fine girl,knew u from uniport .

  4. loveth O.

    May 17, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Cool Lady

  5. Nice Anon

    May 17, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Phobia for roaches? In a normal world one isn’t even supposed to see a roach.

    • AbEg

      May 17, 2013 at 2:59 pm

      if you live in Nigeria? yes!! you’ll see one of them insects and am sure even in the states or the UK there are lots of cockroaches so pls don’t put dust in our eyes….

    • hey

      May 17, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      lol what do you mean by normal world?….we have different climates …in the west you dont see them cos of the cold climate but during tend to experience lots of insects as well…so dont act like Nigeria is infested

    • e-bukun

      May 17, 2013 at 3:59 pm

      er….I don’t know where you live, but yes you do. In my apartment in SoCal we had ’em tiny roaches. And don’t even get me started on bedbugs…eewww

    • e-bukun

      May 17, 2013 at 4:02 pm

      My bad, I read you bit real fast I didn’t take note of your climate distinction. 🙂

  6. GIna

    May 17, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    phobia for crockroaches ke???? can one have phobia for dat??

    • anon

      May 17, 2013 at 3:25 pm

      yes oh…Katsaridaphobia, the fear of cockroaches! its a real thing! hate roaches!!!

    • e-bukun

      May 17, 2013 at 3:29 pm

      Yep! blattaphobia.

  7. Lamide

    May 17, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Yes u can o…..I hate them too

  8. Sarah Adebayo

    May 17, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    I HAVE two phobias: cockroaches and Religious mantel.. since I was a kid.. I have tried everything but, nothing.. now my kids who are teens laugh at me.. But, this i don’t know where it came from I cannot remember.. but everybody in my family knows it.

  9. rina

    May 17, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    yu guys just know how to give small things big names. Linda is pretty and bimpe is very dramatic. love her all the same.

  10. Sarah Adebayo

    May 17, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    @Gina: Yes, I do have Phobia for roaches and religious mantel.. This is very very serious.. I have kids now.. and it is terrible.. last summer we went to visit my sister on Long Island New York with my kids.. with their cousins, we went to the book the entrance there was a big praying mantel.. I became hysteric and started screaming.. people came out.. all over.. I was shaking.. very badly.. my kids told people that i was afraid of praying mantel. In my wardrobe i don’t have anything, anything of that color.. it reminds me of praying mantel.. i asked my parents where that phobia came from, if they could remember.. anything in my childhood. Everybody in my family knows that,,, it is a very very serious fact.

    • deep

      May 18, 2013 at 8:05 am

      praying mantis?

  11. Peaches

    May 17, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    HOttie of the day!!!!! Beautiful as ever.. Please kip up the good work dear. I love ur dress….

  12. Chi

    May 17, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    She is so pretty. I always admire her on Tinsel. Lovely skin too.

  13. gistyinka blog

    May 17, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    love the lady… you rock

  14. Sapphire

    May 17, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    @ Gina Yes o, Phobia for Cockroaches!!! I have it too! it’s not funny at all.

  15. chinwe

    May 17, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Fine actress , really good at what she does. Keep it up girl 🙂

  16. blackblack

    May 17, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    i am soooo afraid of cockroaches!! even the thought of it jus scares me. i thank God that my home is not infested with them coz they r serious pests.

  17. Keek Dat

    May 17, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    She is pretty but this is boring.

  18. Feyi

    May 17, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Same here hun. Hate cockroaches

  19. Tunji

    May 17, 2013 at 4:58 pm

    Beautiful woman

  20. Lucy

    May 17, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Very lovely actress. Me sef hate cockroach die!


    May 17, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    I like her she and osas r one of my favourites

  22. Desperado

    May 17, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I loooove eminem tooo n whitney houston

  23. me too

    May 17, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    haaaate cockroaches too but why eminem? he’s ok tho

  24. comment awaiting moderation!

    May 17, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Hate rats more!

  25. A

    May 17, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Arrrrrrrrgh! I hate roaches too for the life of me… in fact, almost all insects sef. I swat at any given opportunity lool . Anyway, on a more positive note, the slit on that dress is major! iLike 🙂

    • Feyi

      May 17, 2013 at 7:01 pm


    • A

      May 17, 2013 at 7:43 pm

      Feyiiiiiiiiiiiii! *waves* 🙂


      May 17, 2013 at 9:25 pm


  26. tutu

    May 17, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    she’s gorgeous

  27. **** ***

    May 17, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Irritant of the highest order.

  28. nnn

    May 17, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    I hate them, especially the flying ones. I guess they all fly haha

  29. Somi

    May 17, 2013 at 7:39 pm

    I love Eminem too, vintage Eminem though, and I hate cockroaches, especially the ones that fly… 🙂

    If you like romance novels set in Nigeria, take a look at my book Always Yours

  30. B

    May 17, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    No one likes cockroaches.

  31. Flue

    May 17, 2013 at 11:52 pm


  32. Lola mum

    May 18, 2013 at 9:26 am

    I wasn’t afraid of cockroaches until I found they could fly, when I see them I just start screaming and running . I hope my daughter won’t make fun of me when she is older.
    Linda Ejifor is a beautiful actress but I still find it hard to separate her from her annoying character as Bimpe

  33. Kemi

    May 18, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Who made Linda Ejiofor a celebrity? see PR KAI

    • ola

      May 19, 2013 at 2:23 pm

      you are just one hater. she’s a celebrity appreciate that and God will lift you up

  34. roaches mean war, its always a fight to the finish, i chase till i anihilate

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