Joke Silva speaks on Sola Sobowale’s character in Anikulapo

Joke Silva

Actress Joke Silva has said she loves Awarun, the character played by Sola Sobowale in Kunle Afolayan’s Anikulapo.

Set in the 17th-century Oyo kingdom and directed by Kunle Afolayan, Anikulapo is the story of Saro, a travelling cloth weaver, who had a relationship with an older woman named Awarun.

Awarun, a businesswoman who runs a ceramics factory, promised to take care of Saro and help him build a business of his own. She also recommended him to the royal family to become the royal clothe weaver.

Things, however, turned sour when Saro got jealous of Awarun’s independence and sexual relationship with another man, prompting him to begin an affair with the Alaafin’s youngest wife Queen Arolake, leading to his death.

On Thursday, Sola Sobowale posted behind the scenes photos from the movie set, describing her character as a sugar mummy.

Reacting in the comment section of the post on Friday, Joke Silva wrote: “I love her.”

The movie also stars Kunle Remi, Bimbo Ademoye, Taiwo Hassan, Adebayo Salami, Dele Odule, Yinka Quadri, Faithia Williams, Ronke Oshodi-Oke, Mr Macaroni, Sunday Omobolanle, Toyin Afolayan, Kareem Adepoju and Hakeem Kae-Kazim.