How I succeeded in kicking my smoking habit – Actor, Boy Alinco

by Kemisola Filani



Bayo Bankole is known to fans as Boy Alinco will always be remembered for his comic role on the Papa Ajasco television series.

Bayo who is now happily married to wifey Olayinka has however moved on and now produces his own TV series.

He also featured in the hit movie, Dazzling Mirage where he played the role of a gateman.


YNaija recently caught up with the actor at the birthday celebration of movie producer Tunde Kelani in Lagos where he disclosed the secrets to his ‘freshness’… he used to be skinny.

“I look fresh now because I now have more responsibility to attend to, my family, wife and daughters and it’s also because I have stopped smoking. I was a die-hard smoker, I spent heavily on that stuff that’s why I was skinny. I got out of it one night, about five years ago. I was in a bar with my friend where we always go to drink and drink and drink…and we had a bet on the drinks, he was like if you finish these five bottles you will stop smoking and I found myself agreeing to it.


“Truly that night I slept and the next morning I woke up and I didn’t smoke, I stayed away from cigarettes and that’s how I overcame it. Staying away from cigarettes is not that difficult, it is a matter of your mindset.”

The happily married father of two, when asked to talk about an experience he will never forget, recounted an experience he had with a girlfriend years ago: “Women go through a lot. I feel pity for ladies a lot. I understand the pain they go through especially at that time of the month, during their menstrual cycle. I had a girlfriend then, at nights she would be rolling on the floor, vomiting and I would stay awake her, holding her. Some nights, I would boil water, I won’t sleep, hold her hands, but it’s all good.”

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