Bunmi Mojekwu

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Bunmi Mojekwu
Born Oluwabunmi Adaeze Mojekwu
Brixton, London, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present

Bunmi Adaeze Mojekwu[1] is a British actress of Nigerian descent.[2] She is best known for playing Mercy Olubunmi in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.

Early life[edit]

Mojekwu was born in Brixton, South London to Nigerian parents.[2] She is the eldest of four children.[2] In 2006, her family moved to Kent.[2]

Acting career[edit]

Mojekwu began acting at school with a small role in The Wizard of Oz.[2] She joined Identity Drama School in Kent in 2006 and won the school's Actress of the Year award in her first year.[2][3] Mojekwu went on to play Paris in Bola Agbaje's award-winning play Gone Too Far!.[2] In 2008, she starred as Ronnie in Channel 4's Fallout[2] and in 2009 she got the part of Mercy Olubunmi in the Internet teen drama EastEnders: E20, a spin-off from the long-running BBC One soap opera EastEnders, which was broadcast in January 2010.[4] Following this, she was contracted for six months to appear in EastEnders as Mercy Olubunmi.[5] She left EastEnders on-screen on 12 July 2011.[6]

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2008 The Bill[7] Isabel Prentice "Teacher's Pet", series 24, episode 51
Fallout[7] Ronnie Kiffin
2009 Misfits[7] Jodi Series 1, episode 3
Coming Up[7] Aleysha "Apples and Oranges", series 7, episode 6
2010 EastEnders: E20[7] Mercy Olubunmi Series 1, 12 episodes; series 2, episode 1
EastEnders[5] Mercy Olubunmi 31 May 2010- 12 July 2011

Powder Room Louise 2013

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mojekwu, Bunmi. "BIOGRAPHY". bunmimojekwu.com. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Oyeleke, Victory (3 February 2010). "The World of Bunmi Mojekwu". Nigerian Tribune. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  3. ^ "Hall of Fame - The Clive Dailey Award". Identity Drama School. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
  4. ^ Khan, Urmee (25 November 2009). "EastEnders casts unknown actors in new online spin-off E:20". The Telegraph (Telegraph Media Group). Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Green, Kris (24 January 2010). "'E20's Mercy signs as 'Enders regular". Digital Spy. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  6. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (10 May 2011). "'EastEnders' confirms Mercy departure". Digital Spy (London: Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 10 May 2011. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Bunmi Mojekwu". IMDb. Retrieved 23 February 2010. 

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