Allwell Ademola captions Bimbo Ademoye’s viral photo from Anikulapo


Actress Allwell Ademola has reacted to a behind-the-scenes photo of actress Bimbo Ademoye on the set of Anikulapo.

Bimbo Ademoye posted the photo in a recent Instagram post, adding that she never knew the picture would go viral on social media and become a meme.

Set in the 17th century Oyo kingdom and directed by Kunle Afolayan, Anikulapo is the story of Saro, a travelling cloth weaver, who was beaten to death over an affair with the Alaafin’s youngest wife Queen Arolake played by Bimbo.

A bird brought Saro back to life, leaving behind a gourd with the power to raise the dead. Arolake who attacked the bird after it had saved Saro, picked the gourd and nursed Saro back to health.

Fortune smiled on them when it was discovered Saro could raise the dead with the gourd which Arolake gave to him.

Saro soon got greedy and lustful as he allowed himself to be corrupted by the power of the gourd. He also raped Arolake’s maidservant and later took her in as his wife.

In the photo Bimbo posted on the platform, a heartbroken and sad Arolake is seen pouring the content of the gourd on the ground after she secretly took it from Saro as an act of vengeance.

Captioning the picture, the 31-year-old wrote: “I remember the day the BTS photographer said to pose for this picture. I had no idea it would go viral. Someone said stay wicked, another person said never in my life. What could caption it?”

Suggesting a caption for the photo in the comment section of the post, Allwell Ademola wrote: “Daju kala wuwa ike.”

The movie also stars Kunle Remi, Sola Sobowale, Aisha Lawal, Ronke Oshodi-Oke, Sunday Omobolanle, Taiwo Hassan, Faithia Williams, Adebayo Salami and Toyin Afolayan.