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Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.


By Lisa Kennedy

During a video call with Folake Olowofoyeku —the Nigerian American star of the hit comedy Bob ❤️ Abishola—something subtle but unmistakable occurs. Although it's two days before her birthday, a cloud drifts over her face, blocking her smile—a gap-toothed wonder of an event that can take her from serious to incandescent in a heartbeat.

Four days earlier, protests against police brutality in Nigeria (hashtagged #EndSARS for the police force's rogue Special Anti-Robbery Squad) turned deadly, with soldiers firing on peaceful protesters at a well-known toll gate in Lagos. Although Olowofoyeku just marked her 17th year in the U.S., the news of the Lekki Toll Gate Massacre was more than distressing. And a flat-footed question about her childhood led to an impassioned tutorial in contemporary Nigerian politics. Her parents would be proud.


Folake Olowofoyeku on the cover of the 15th anniversary issue of Watch Magazine.

Puff gown by BCALLA. Shoes by Nine West.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

Felicia and Babatunji Olowofoyeku (the latter a significant player in Nigeria's independence) named their baby girl after a woman of firsts: Folake Solanke, the African nation's first female senior advocate. And though the actor/musician veered away from the political ambitions her parents harbored for her, she, too, is a woman of firsts. One half of the romantic pair in Bob ❤️ Abishola, she brings gravity, grace, and a sly smile to the first American TV show to spotlight a Nigerian family.

Olowofoyeku pulled a fast one nearly two decades ago when, as an 18-year-old, she visited New York City and found a way to stick around: enrolling at the City College of New York, feigning interest in economics and law on calls back home when in reality she was diving deeply into theater and music.

Bob Hearts Abishola star Folake Olowofoyeku wears a blue and white patterned top and pants.

Top and pants by Valentino. Shoes by Nine West.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

She did off-Broadway theater, had turns in television (Westworld and Transparent), and rocked the bass in two David Bowie videos, but Abishola has been a grand leap. The single parent of a young son and thoughtful niece of two hilarious kin (Barry Shabaka Henley and Shola Adewusi as Uncle Tunde and Auntie Olu), Abishola works as a nurse in Detroit. Which is how she meets Bob. The impossibly endearing Billy Gardell portrays the harried compression-sock company scion. In last season's pilot, Bob's looney family and family-business stress found him rolled into an ER and awaking post-surgery to Abishola's lovely if stern visage. He was smitten. Abishola, well, not so fast.

Comedy hitmaker Chuck Lorre and co-creators Eddie Gorodetsky, Al Higgins, and Gina Yashere have delivered a valentine to the immigrant experience, to the clumsy cultural grappling and heartfelt embraces that make America so much more than the sum of its parts. In addition to writing , Yashere, a British Nigerian comedian, also plays Abishola's bestie, Kemi. Yashere's creative influence and Olowofoyeku's star turn give the show a warm yet ground-breaking feel. Olowofoyeku and Gardell's chemistry make it an "Audience Heart" pleasure.

Bob Hearts Abishola star Folake Olowofoyeku wears a Rajo Laurel top.

Top by Rajo Laurel. Bracelet by Timelapse Co.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

"That's her! That's Abishola." That's how Chuck Lorre and Billy Gardell recall your audition. How do you remember it?

It's vivid. It was one of the easiest auditions I've ever experienced. I mean, there was a lot of work that went into it at home. It was very important for me that Abishola not be a caricature. I wanted her to be real and relatable, not just to Nigerians but also all immigrants as well, and, of course, Americans. So I put a lot of thought into that. But the actual process of meeting casting and meeting the producers, that was a breeze.

Do you feel you're carrying a lot of weight, being a Nigerian actress playing a major role on American television?

That part hasn't sunk in yet. [Laughs.] I don't feel a burden so much as a responsibility. Now the sitcom is showing in Nigeria. It started this year, so I'm getting a lot of fans trickling in from back home. Each fan feels like they know best how she should be portrayed. I don't know how much power they think I have. I'm able to offer suggestions—and it's a great dynamic—but at the end of the day, the final say doesn't rest with me. I go to work and remind myself I have to be present. I'm here to do my job: learning my lines, showing up on time.

There must be some satisfaction in the clarity of that—of doing the work.

I know that some would argue that more important than the work is social justice and what you're saying and your contribution to society as a whole and what sort of imagery you want to put out there, and I believe that very strongly. And there will come a time where I get my own project and I'll be able to fuse all my beliefs into it.

Bob Hearts Abishola star Folake Olowofoyeku wears a loose sleeved seafoam dress and sash.

Dress by Fe Noel.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

Billy Gardell used one word a lot in talking about the show before it premiered—"kind." It's a great word, and a great approach to other human beings. Is he that guy?

Yeah, he is. I'm trying to live up to him. He's my role model. He's very kind. Very forthcoming. I go to him for advice, just about managing it all. He's a funny guy, super comfortable. It's really easy. And everyone tells me that—how easy I have it working with Billy. One day we'd been doing publicity and I'd taken my shoes off in the car. When we got to the front of wherever we were about to go into—a restaurant in New York, I think—the valet kept on rushing us. And Billy got upset. He's like, " Wait! She needs to put on her shoes!" My agent at the time was blown away. He was like "Folake, this doesn't happen often." I can't imagine doing this with anybody else.

Folake Olowofoyeku and Billy Gardell  on the set of Bob Hearts Abishola.

Folake Olowofoyeku as Abishola and Billy Gardell as Bob on the set of Bob ❤️ Abishola.

Photo Credit: Michael Yarish/CBS.

There's something very contained about Abishola, but she's not just the "straight man" to Bob's comedy. Was that your choice?

The writers do an amazing job. And Chuck. He's brilliant. He shows up and whatever isn't fine-tuned, he just [makes a gesture of waving a wand]. Magic. But it's interesting that you say that. Abishola is nothing like me. We're similar in some ways but vastly different in the way we present ourselves in the world. I created the choice for her to be kind of rigid. But I'm finding room to loosen her up. As Billy put it—and I've come to realize as well—Bob and Abishola are the straight men. The straight "folks"—to be politically correct—in this crazy world.

Do I have to spell "folks" with an "x"?

Why not? [Smiles.] The world is spinning around them, and they're like " What is going on? " They find each other in this tornado. It's love. It's this is my person.

Tell me a little bit about growing up in Nigeria. You left at 18.

Yeah. [Pauses.]

Hold on a second. Was that face because of what's going on right now?

Um hum.

So talk to me about that. Are people safe?

For now none of my family members are injured. Where the initial massacre occurred is where I grew up. Whenever I go there, that's where I am. And my family, they're all there. So my auntie, from her home, heard all the gunshots.

Pictured (L-R): Barry Shabaka Henley as Uncle Tunde, Shola Adewusi as Auntie Olu, Travis Wolfe, Jr. as Dele, and Folake Olowofoyeku as Abishola of Bob ❤️ Abishola.

Photo Credit: Michael Yarish/CBS.

This must weigh on you.

Yeah, peaceful protesters were just sitting down on the ground in front of the tollgate. You have to understand the history of the tollgate to understand that it is itself a symbol of oppression. That's why it was a significant point for people to go protest—protesting police brutality, protesting unemployment, and just all the crazy injustices that exist within the country. Apparently, it's escalated. So the #EndSARS protests were about that. The youth that are so often called "lazy" stood up and said, "No more." And they were gunned down.

What do you do with all that when someone's asking you about a show that's pretty effervescent—nuanced to be sure, but very different from the concerns you're carrying at this moment? Do you compartmentalize?

Well, I have to. What happened in Nigeria hit me hard. I was at work yesterday and—it was tough—I had to talk to everyone and tell them, " We're doing a show about Nigeria, and I think it's important that you know what's going on in Nigeria. I know I'm a little late today, but there's a lot going on in my world. I want you to understand, I'm not being an a—hole, I just need a minute to regroup and focus." So, yeah, I do have to compartmentalize. I guess we all do. I'm straddling so many experiences: the Black experience in America, the immigrant experience in America, the woman experience in America, the Nigerian experience in America. There are so many different worlds I feel I have to juggle.

Bob Hearts Abishola star Folake Olowofoyeku wears a loose sleeved patterned seafoam dress and sash.

Dress by Fe Noel. Shoes by Imagine by Vince Camuto.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

"Intersectional" isn't a great word, but as the concept of overlapping identities, it's pretty spot on.

I feel like I'm at all the intersections. But I'm up to it.

An interview show you were on last year displayed this blown-up photo of you as a baby in your mom's arms. Tell us about her.

My mom . . . gosh, I wish I knew her a little bit more. She was a strong woman, super strong. She was born in Lagos. Her family was from Akure. She grew up in Lagos, Lagos Island. Her name was Felicia. She dealt with a lot of things in the family, and then just being a woman in Nigeria. She was so funny and charming and goofy at times—especially when she left Nigeria and she could relax a little bit. She died of breast cancer.

Folake Olowofoyeku as a baby with her mother

Folake with her mother.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Folake Olowofoyeku.

How old was she when she passed?

I think she had just turned 60. She was very resourceful—resourceful and tenacious. I think I get that from her.

What's an example of your resourcefulness?

Well, I'm here.

Bob Hearts Abishola star Folake Olowofoyeku wears a bronze colored giraffe print dress.

Dress by Retrofete. Earrings by Noa. Bracelets by Timelapse Co.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

There is that.

I've been pretty much here on my own since I was 18. My parents didn't want me to be in the arts. They wanted me to follow my father. "Acting? Music? What the hell are you talking about? " The first time I visited New York was on my birthday in October 2001. I figured out a way to stay. And I found a way to say I was studying economics and then ended up in the theater department. Then eventually here.

Bob Hearts Abishola star Folake Olowofoyeku wears a bronze colored giraffe print dress.

Dress by Retrofete. Earrings by Noa. Bracelets by Timelapse Co.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

How long were you in New York?

This was 2001 to around 2012.

Music is a love, right?

That's my first love. Music's what I always wanted to do. My father played organ and classical piano. He taught all his kids. My lessons stopped when he was getting old and was ill. I was very young , probably like 6 or something. I would still dabble, trying to teach myself stuff.

Folake Olowofoyeku with Chris Hardwick playing instruments

Folake Olowofoyeku with Chris Hardwick, recording for her appearance on his podcast.

Photo Credit: iD10t

But what I really, really wanted was to learn how to play the guitar. I was obsessed with Michael Jackson, and because of that I got introduced to Slash. I loved his melodies. I used to beg my mom for guitar lessons. It was always a "No!"

This guy at church, I got him to show me some stuff on the bass. That was right before I left to come to America. When I got to America, I bought an acoustic guitar. The first thing I taught myself to play was the first guitar solo from Guns N' Roses' first album.

Bob Hearts Abishola star Folake Olowofoyeku wears a white cowl top and gold bracelets.

Top by Antonio Grimaldi. Earrings by Noa. Bracelets by Timelapse Co.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

At some point won't they write music into the show for Abishola? It'll be this great reveal.

We talk about that. One of the songs I sing in the shower in the show, me and my writing partner actually did that together.

What are your ambitions for this show? By the way, congratulations. Bob and Abishola are getting engaged.

I'd love us to shoot a couple of episodes in Nigeria. Because a Nigerian wedding is quite a thing. It goes on for over a week sometimes. We have the traditional wedding that could be one episode. We have the white wedding that could be another episode. It would be so magical. I pitched the idea, so it's out in the universe. I'd love to see that. I think I can go for eight or 10 seasons. I'm down to do that. I think Billy's down for that, too. I'm ready to do this for a while.

Bob Hearts Abishola star Folake Olowofoyeku wears a white cowl top and gold bracelets.

Top by Antonio Grimaldi. Earrings by Noa. Bracelets by Timelapse Co.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

HAIR: Zion Illiwood | MAKE-UP: Samuel Paul

Originally published in Watch Magazine, January-February 2021.

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Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.


Folake Olowofoyeku, the multi-talented star of the CBS hit sitcom Bob ❤️ Abishola, has a beauty that's more than skin deep. Born in Nigeria herself, she plays a Nigerian immigrant on the show, where she brings gravity and relatability in addition to a generous helping of comedy.

In this sleek photo shoot captured by photographer David Needleman, Folake gets playful and serious in outfits styled by Toye Adedipe. More than this fun fashion shoot, Folake Olowofoyeku's cover story and interview in the latest 15th anniversary issue of Watch takes a deep dive into her experience as an actress, an immigrant, and a Black woman in America.

Scroll to see all the gorgeous photographs, including bonus images!

Originally published in Watch Magazine, January-February 2021.

Bob ❤️ Abishola airs Mondays at 8:30/7:30c on CBS and streams on CBS All Access.


Candid Moment

Headshot of Folake Olowofoyeku with eyes closed wearing a white top

Top by Antonio Grimaldi. Earrings by Noa.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

Folake Olowofoyeku tells Watch that while the Bob ❤️ Abishola is a comedy, it's also something more to her, a chance to share the immigrant experince in America. "I don't feel a burden so much as a responsibility."

Playful In Purple

Headshot of Folake Olowofoyeku wearing a purple puff gown

Puff gown by BCALLA.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

Folake Olowofoyeku is a musician as well as an actress, and she taught herself to play guitar when she first moved to NYC and began exploring the perfoming arts.

Stepping Up

Folake Olowofoyeku standing with her leg up looking sideways wearing a silver top and gold shorts

Top by Rajo Laurel. Bracelet by Timelapse Co. Shorts by Ulla Johnson. Shoes by Vince Camuto.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

The youngest daughter of 20 children, Folake Olowofoyeku knows how to make her own way. Indeed that's exactly what she did when she immigrated to New York City all by herself at age 18!

A Serious Side

Headshot of Folake Olowofoyeku wearing a silver top

Top by Rajo Laurel. Bracelet by Timelapse Co.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

"I'm straddling so many experiences: the Black experience in America, the immigrant experience in America, the woman experience in America, the Nigerian experience in America." — Folake Olowofoyeku

Stature And Grace

Headshot of Folake Olowofoyeku looking into the camera

Dress by Fe Noel.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

Olowofoyeku's feature film roles earned her a Best Actress award at the prestigious ReelHeART International Film Festival in Toronto, and a Best Actress in a Fashion Film award at the CinéFashion Film Awards.

Smile Bright

Folake Olowofoyeku smiling with eyes closed wearing a blue and orange dress

Dress by Fe Noel.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

Folake Olowofoyeku's gorgeous gap-tooth grin proves that a show-stopping smile isn't about your pearly whites, it's all about genuine joy!

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Gratitude Attitude

Folake Olowofoyeku modeling a floral dress by Fe Noel

Dress by Fe Noel. Shoes by Imagine by Vince Camuto.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

Playing opposite Billy Gardell is a blessing for Folake Olowofoyeku , she tells Watch: "He's my role model. He's very kind. I go to him for advice, just about managing it all. And everyone tells me — how easy I have it working with Billy."

Keeping It Fun, And Real

Folake Olowofoyeku modeling a siena and gold dress

Dress by Retrofete. Earrings by Noa. Bracelets by Timelapse Co.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

"It was very important for me that Abishola not be a caricature. I wanted her to be real and relatable, not just to Nigerians but all immigrants, and, of course, Americans." — Folake Olowofoyeku

Rise Up

Folake Olowofoyeku modeling a siena and gold dress

Dress by Retrofete. Earrings by Noa. Bracelets by Timelapse Co.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

In Folake Olowofoyeku's in-dept Watch interview, the conversation takes a turn to the protests against police brutality in Lagos, Nigeria, where soldiers fired on peaceful demonstrators, and she shares a heartfelt lesson on the struggles of the Nigerian people (#EndSARS). Her political parents would be proud.

Power Performer

Black and white photo of Folake Olowofoyeku

Top by Rajo Laurel. Bracelet by Timelapse Co.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

Folake Olowofoyeku's parents wanted her to follow their footsteps into politics and law, but she's found her own power in the performing arts.

Laid Back Lady

Folake Olowofoyeku laying sideways wearing a blue and white pattern outfit

Top and pants by Valentino. Shoes by Nine West.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

The character Abishola on Bob ❤️ Abishola isn't a lot like Folake herself, and she admits that she plays her to be more rigid than the actress is in real life.

Her Musical Muse

Headshot of Folake Olowofoyeku with eyes closed wearing a white top

Top by Antonio Grimaldi. Earrings by Noa. Bracelets by Timelapse Co.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

Folake Olowofoyeku is a sultry singer, and in one upcoming episode of Bob ❤️ Abishola, she get the chance to sing a song of her own creation in the shower.

White Wedding

Folake Olowofoyeku lounging in a white top by Antonio Grimaldi

Top by Antonio Grimaldi. Earrings by Noa. Bracelets by Timelapse Co.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

The actress shares her hopes with Watch to take the show on the road in Nigeria, and mentions a Nigerian "white wedding" episode that she pitched and put "out in the universe."

Walking On Purple Cloud Nine

Folake Olowofoyeku modeling a Puff gown by BCALLA

Puff gown by BCALLA.

Photography by David Needleman. Styled by Toye Adedipe.

Folake Olowofoyeku feels fortunate for the turns her life has taken, and the strong-willed actress has worked hard for the success she enjoys.

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Originally published in Watch Magazine, January-February 2021.

Bob ❤️ Abishola airs Mondays at 8:30/7:30c on CBS and streams on CBS All Access.

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By Nate Millado

Bob ❤️Abishola—and frankly, so do we! After the cardiac nurse (Folake Olowofoyeku) captured the heart of her patient-turned-paramour, Abishola has shown herself to be hardworking, caring, and loyal ... what's not to love? Here are 16 reasons why everyone's favorite sock salesman (Billy Gardell) is so smitten!

Watch all-new episodes of Bob ❤️ Abishola on Mondays at 8:30/7:30c on CBS and CBS All Access.

Reason #1: She's hardworking

Abishola tells Bob that Nigerians don't do useless things

Abishola gives Bob a little insight into the Nigerian work ethic.

Credit: CBS Giphy

The groundbreaking sitcom shines a light on the immigrant experience. Abishola is a single mom from Nigeria who works tirelessly at her job to support her son, Dele (Travis Wolfe, Jr.), and her meddling but well-intentioned Auntie Olu (Shola Adewusi) and Uncle Tunde (Barry Shabaka Henley).

Reason #2: She's an excellent mother

Abishola gives Dele and apple and hurries him out of the kitchen

Abishola gives Dele an apple — and a piece of advice.

Credit: CBS Giphy

Abishola is always harping on Dele to focus on his studies so he can become a doctor someday. She's sacrificed so much and only wants the best for him! But when her music-minded son cops to choreographing behind her back, she doesn't derail his dance dreams completely. "Tell me, how does a person make money doing this dancing and choreography?" she asks. "I don't know," Dele replies, "it just makes me happy." Abishola, without missing a beat, replies: "Happy? Hmph. You are an American."

Reason #3: She's a loyal friend

Abishola puts a stranger in his place while riding the bus with Kemi

Abishola and Kemi ride the bus.

Credit: CBS Giphy

Don't mess with Kemi (scene-stealer Gina Yashere)! When it comes to her bus buddy and lunchtime confidante, Abishola always has her bestie's back.

Reason #4: Her smile

Abishola smiling as she enters a hospital room

Folake Olowofoyeku as Abishola.

Photo Credit: Michael Yarish/CBS.

OK, we admit that Abishola doesn't smile often. But when she does flash her pearly whites? She lights up the room!

Reason #5: Her eyes speak volumes

Abishola gives Bob a knowing look while the two have coffee

Abishola gives Bob a knowing look, while the two share coffee and conversation.

Photo Credit: Michael Yarish/CBS.

Oh, Bob knows The Look! Without uttering a word, Abishola's expressive eyes can tell whether she's happy, sad, annoyed, incredulous, intrigued — or just downright pissed off at you!

Reason #6: She's a fighter

Abishola reminds Bob that when you care for someone you fight for them.

Abishola gives Bob some perspective on fighting for what matters.

Credit: CBS Giphy

Bob learns from Uncle Tunde that a handsome Nigerian pharmacist is also vying for Abishola's affections. Thinking how much more they have in common, he's ready to throw in the towel. But Abishola is having none of it: "Do not tell me how to live my life!" After Bob says he was just trying to be supportive, Abishola threw down some fightin' words: "You don't just give up."

Reason #7: She can dish out tough love

Dottie realizes Abishola is no shriking violet

Abishola makes it clear that she isn't going to let Dottie boss her around.

Credit: CBS Giphy

Not everyone can go toe-to-toe with Dottie (Christine Ebersole) — just ask her kids, Douglas (Matt Jones) and Christina (Maribeth Monroe)! But after the MaxDot matriarch suffers a stroke, Dottie learns fairly quickly that her new caregiver is no pushover. Abishola's "tough love" approach aids Dottie during her recovery.

Reason #8: She knows what she wants

Abishola pays Bob a compliment while the two are at dinner

Abishola pays Bob a compliment.

Credit: CBS Giphy

It wasn't exactly love at first sight. But once Bob won her over during their slow-burn courtship, Abishola realized the endearing teddy bear is just what the Nigerian nurse ordered.

Reason #9: She's a straight shooter

Abishola comments that American men get their feelings hurt too easily

Abishola thinks American men overreact.

Credit: CBS Giphy

Truth hurts: Abishola isn't afraid to speak her mind!

Reason #10: She can shut you down

Abishola deflects a flirty comment

Abishola doesn't fall for smooth talkers.

Credit: CBS Giphy

Attention, would-be Abishola suitors: Your come-ons fall on deaf ears. This strong and independent woman doesn't need your approval, either. When "Sexy Pharmacist" Chukwuemeka apologizes, "You do not need my permission to pursue your career," she replies, "That is correct. I do not."

Reason #11: She likes to confront issues head-on

Remember when we said Abishola was "loyal?" She spills the beans to Kemi that Bob finds her "annoying." Abishola doesn't like to sweep problems under the rug, though Bob thinks some things are better left unsaid.

Reason #12: She knows how to express herself

Abishola blanks out at dinner after Bob says, "I love you." So when she learns that Americans jump up and down to express joy, well, we'll let you watch for yourself!

Reason #13: She knows how to say sorry

Bob and Abishola have a burger date

Bob and Abishola enjoy a fast food date.

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The way to one's heart is often through their stomach. No one knows this better than Abishola. After she gets into a tiff with her Aunt Olu, she brings home a tasty peace offering: a Wendy's Baconator. ("Square hamburger, round buns!" marvels Tunde.) And Abishola knows exactly how to reaffirm her affections for Bob: ice cream for breakfast.

Reason #14: She's willing to try new things

No doubt, Abishola has brought out the best in Bob, but her sock salesman suitor has also inspired the usually straitlaced nurse to lighten up a bit. Just watch her heckle these midday slackers at the park!

Reason #15: She's not easily intimidated

When Bob's ex, Lorraine (Nicole Sullivan) reenters the picture, Abishola confronts her when she starts spending a little too much time with "Bobby Socks'" family:

Lorraine: "Is there a problem?"
Abishola: "Yes, you. It's time for you to go."
Lorraine: "Did I do something wrong?"
Abishola: "Not yet, but you are getting very close."

Lorraine looks to her former mother-in-law for assistance, but Dottie says, "Sorry, kid, looks like there's a new sheriff in town." Tunde clarifies: "A Nigerian sheriff."

Reason #16: She and Bob are couple GOALS

Abishola and Bob share a kiss on a park bench

A romantic embrace for Bob and Abishola.

Photo Credit: Giphy.

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Bob ❤️ Abishola airs Mondays at 8:30/7:30c on CBS and streams on CBS All Access.

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