Timini Egbuson (born 10 June 1987) is a Nigerian-born actor of Southern-Nigerian origin.
Early Life and Career
Timini was born on June 10, 1987 in Bayelsa state and is the younger brother of actress Dakore Akande. He got his primary school education from Greenspring Montessori, The Afro School and St Catherine’s. He attended Adebayo Mokuolu College, Lagos. He studied psychology in the University of Lagos. He graduated in the year 2011. He started his acting career in 2010, on M-net’s soap opera Tinsel. At the 2020 AMVCA awards Timini won the Best Actor in a drama for his role in Elevator baby.
In April 2020, he joined several actors like Jemima Osunde, Nick Mutuma and Lerato Walaza along with several actors from Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria and Ivory Coast to help with the campaign to stop the spread of COVID-19. It was achieved through a 60-part miniseries of MTV Shuga, which was initiated in order to raise awareness in the global fight to flatten the COVID-19 curve.
Timini Egbuson was in a relationship with his ex-girlfriend Lydia Balogun.
Lydia Balogun, estranged girlfriend of the actor, had accused him of infidelity.
She took to her Instagram account to accuse him of targeting teenage girls for relationships.
According to her, the actor is a predator, a cradle snatcher and a pervert.
She had said, “Meeting this man, I had no idea of his sexual past or who he had been involved with, didn’t know anyone from his social circle and now I know that is also intentional.
“When he told me he’d make an exception for me despite how young I was (I was like 19) I actually believed that and thought “wow he must really like me.”
But reacting, Timini in a statement on his Twitter page said all the women he has dated were older than the legal consenting age.
According to him, his relationship didn’t work with his ex due to mistakes from both ends.
“Firstly, I would like to make clear beyond any doubt that I do not condone courting or having a relationship with anyone under the age of consent. Rumours are rumours but baseless accusation of sexual abuse or grooming of underage woman is something I don’t take lightly given the severity of the issue.
“Lydia and I dated two years ago, we were both consenting adults and our families knew and approved of each other. Our relationship didn’t work out due to circumstances we were both at fault for which resulted in us parting ways.
“Our relationship was a volatile one and mistakes were made on both ends. Nevertheless, I learned from it and have moved on. I honestly would like to put that chapter of my life behind me and I wish her well.”
As of 2021, Timini Egbuson is currently not yet married.
Timini Egbuson’s net worth as of 2021 is estimated to be around $700, 000 – $7 million