Filming with Joke Silva so surreal – Kehinde Bankole

Kehinde Bankole

Actress Kehinde Bankole has said that she had the most surreal time filming The Lioness of Lisabi, a biopic on late rights activist Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, with veteran movie stars like Joke Silva, Jide Kosoko and others.

The 36-year-old said this in an Instagram post on Tuesday. Kehinde also thanked the movie director Bolanle Austen-Peters and appreciated the insightful conversations she had about the life of Ransome-Kuti.

Sharing scenes from the movie set, she wrote: “I had the most surreal time filming Funmilayo Ransome Kuti in Egba. From filming with an extremely intelligent director Bolanle Austen Peters to the outstanding crew, to filming with Peter Thomas the Deputy Head of Mission at the British High Commission Lagos (Farewell Peter),

“To the highlight of filming with the most revered genius veterans and elders Joke Silva, Jide Kosoko, Dele Odule, Adebayo Salami, including Keppy Ekpenyong, Bukky Ogunote, the great Giants, to filming with my super talented colleagues, the most beautiful selection of Nollywood’s finest African talents, to having the actual Kuti family on FRK, to working with some of the best in the film fashion industry, to the many insightful conversations about FRK and other things with my very dear woman Bap.

“To being in Abeokuta as Funmilayo MON, to my time out with the pet goats and tortoises yes pet at the British commission house and eating Lafun the white amala and ewedu Elegusi in Abeokuta. What a time to be an African, Nigerian Proud black actor. It has been beautiful. Can’t wait to share more. FRk.”

Kehinde plays a younger version of Ransome-Kuti while Joke plays the older woman.