Kunle Remi, Deyemi Okanlawon argue over characters in Anikulapo, Elesin Oba

Actor Kunle Remi

Actors Kunle Remi and Deyemi Okanlawon have engaged in a light banter over the characters they played in Kunle Afolayan’s Anikulapo and Biyi Bandele’s Elesin Oba: The King’s Horseman respectively.

In Anikulapo, Kunle played Saro, a young cloth weaver, who is brought back to life by a mystical bird after he was beaten to death for having an affair with Arolake, the Alaafin’s youngest wife.

On the other hand, Deyemi, in Elesin Oba, portrayed the character Olunde, the son of the Oba who sacrificed his life for his people.

In a Twitter post on Sunday, Deyemi joked about how some of the characters he played in Nollywood ended up dying.

“I’m starting to suspect Nollywood writers are trying to kill me… #BloodSisters #Brotherhood #ElesinOba,” he wrote.

Reacting to the tweet, Kunle Remi said Deyemi would win the ‘best death award’ if the category was created.

“You too gan sef, you like script that you gonna die.. they should start “best death” in a movie award. You will win every year,” he wrote.

Responding to his statement, Deyemi fired back at Kunle, reminding him of how his character got into trouble because of a woman.

He wrote: “Saro you’re talking? You that your head resembles the yansh that got you in trouble?”

As the duo continued their argument, Kunle joked about her Deyemi’s character was also killed in Mo Abudu’s Blood Sisters.

“At least it resembles something… we are still trying to figure out your own that’s why they cut it in blood sisters. We need it in a lab. Becosssss,” he wrote.