Sharon Ooja defends Kunle Remi’s character Saro in Anikulapo

Sharon Ooja

Actress Sharon Ooja has defended Saro, a character played by actor Kunle Remi in Kunle Afolayan’s Anikulapo.

Anikulapo is the story of Saro, a travelling clothe weaver, who was beaten to death for having an affair with the Alaafin’s youngest wife named Arolake played by Bimbo.

A mystical bird brings him back to life, leaving behind a gourd with the power to raise the dead.

Bimbo became a trending topic on social media following her performance in the movie which many have described as “challenging and “well interpreted”.

Others, however opined that Arolake deserved more and was not smart enough because she let herself become a victim instead of using the magical powder she gave to Saro after he “betrayed” her.

Reacting to fan’s opinion about their character, Bimbo recently threw a question at her Instagram followers.

She wrote: “Guys quick one, who is the victim? Saro or Arolake? Because I’m seeing some tweets saying fear women. Fear women, fear women how? So over to you guys, if you feel Arolake is the bad guy please comment ‘fear women’. If you think it’s Saro please comment ‘men are scum.’”

As expected, several celebrities and fans stormed the comment section of the post to share their thoughts. While some supported Arolake, others threw their weight behind Saro.

Sharon Ooja who attended the movie premiere last week drummed support for Saro saying, “I am on Saro’s side oo. Kunle Remi you were the victim baby, she took advantage of you.”

Reacting in the comment section of the post, a happy Remi thanked Sharon for backing Saro.

“Sharon Ooja thank you Queen. I’ll tell Saro you said hi,” he wrote.