Deyemi Okanlawon speaks on Bimbo Ademoye’s character in Anikulapo

Deyemi Okanlawon

Actor Deyemi Okanlawon has described Arolake, the character played by Bimbo Ademoye in Kunle Afolayan’s Anikulapo.

Bimbo earlier posted a behind-the-scenes photo of herself from the movie set which has since gone viral.

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.

Reacting to the photo in the comment section of the post, Deyemi made jest of Bimbo’s character in the photo.

“Chai, next time make sure say dem marry you before you dey do wifey.”