Kemi Adetiba recounts moment with Nse Ikpe-Etim

Kemi Adetiba

Filmmaker Kemi Adetiba has recounted the moment she shared with Nollywood actress Nse Ikpe-Etim while filming her Netflix film King of Boys: The Return of the King.

In a lengthy note posted on Instagram on Thursday, Kemi who also celebrated Nse’s 47th birthday said that the actress fell ill on her first day of filming .

According to the director who said that the actress was nervous about being on set, She gave words of encouragement and also made a pact with her that they will be there for each other all through the production

“I remember @nseikpeetim‘s first day on the KOB set. I was told she had been really sick all day (brought on by nervousness). I immediately wrote her a reassuring hand-written note, attached it to a KOB shirt, and asked for it to be dropped off with her before she left for set. Nse calls me when she gets it, apologizing profusely. She couldn’t understand why she was so that nervous, that it was making her physically sick. She does this for a living.

“I told her I knew why…. It was because she RESPECTED and appreciated the title and wanted to make sure gave her absolute best. She CARED and because she CARED she was already my favorite person. I wouldn’t want to work with someone who didn’t care to be there or demand the absolute best off themselves.

“Right then, we made a pact to each other… We would “Ride or Die” for each other on this project. She had my back, and I had hers FULLY,” she wrote.

Kemi who further stated that she was grateful that their relationship has blossomed from a working one to friendship, thanked Nse for her performance as Jumoke Randle.

“Mrs. Jumoke Randle. I’m grateful that our relationship has left the KOB universe and extended to a friendship. You are truly one of the most sincere, intuitive, graceful, fun, funny, complex human beings I’ve ever had the honour to meet. And I’m grateful for it. Thank you for lending your obviously God-given talent to the KOB UNIVERSE. You MURKED it, Mrs. Randle!!! And I can’t wait to do this dance with you all over again,” she wrote in parts.