Actor Kunle Remi has described Akanji, a character played by Mr Macaroni in Kunle Afolayan’s Anikulapo.
Anikulapo is the story of Saro (played by Kunle Remi) a travelling clothe weaver, who was beaten to death for having an affair with the Alaafin’s youngest wife named Arolake, played by Bimbo Ademoye.
A mystical bird brings him back to life, leaving behind a gourd with the power to raise the dead.
In a recent Instagram live session, Kunle Remi pointed out that Akanji was jealous of Saro because he found favour in the eyes of women.
The 33-year-old also described Mr Macaroni as a ‘fantastic’ actor.
“I feel Akanji was probably jealous of Saro even though he warned him to stay away from his sugar mummy but forget Mr Macaroni is my guy, he nailed that role. I wish he could come on let’s discuss it,” Kunle said.
Speaking on his onscreen chemistry with Bimbo Ademoye, Kunle added: “No doubt I and Bimbo always have chemistry on screen, I love her, lover her to bits, that’s my guy. That was the most vulnerable moments for this characters, that was the first time we see her say ‘take me, this is me’ even though she has been married.”
Set in the 17th-century Oyo Empire, the movie also stars actors like Sola Sobowale, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Taiwo Hassan, Faithia Williams, Aisha Lawal, Ronke Oshodi-Oke, Dele Odule, Yinka Quadri and Adebayo Salami.