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Kunle Remi Reveals How His Role in “Anikulapo” and “Ijakumo” Changed His Career

Star actor, Kunle Remi says his role “Ijakumo” by Toyin Abraham and “Anikulapo” by filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan changed his career.

Remi played the leading role “Saro” alongside the multi-talented actress, Bimbo Ademoye, who played the role of his wife Olori Arolake in “Anikulapo”.

Kunle Remi and Bimbo Ademoye in “Anikulapo”

This very talented actor revealed that the biggest challenge he had while playing Saro was that he had to speak Yoruba all through.

According to him, it was an excellent experience.

“I had to speak Yoruba all through not just any type of Yoruba but the proper native one, which is the Oyo empire’s Yoruba. However, first thing first is that every character is challenging because it’s not me.

I am not playing myself, so I see every character as a challenge, it is just that the grade is different. I think this role came at the right time and I absolutely gave everything to it

I am an actor, so I would do whatever it takes for me to become whoever I need to become because I am an actor and a very good one at that”.

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Just when many were still talking about his role in “Anikulapo”, Toyin Abraham premiered, her latest movie “Ijakumo” on cinemas, with Kunle Remi as one of the leads as well where he played a Pastor.

Poster of Kunle Remi in “Ijakumo”

According to him “growing up, I think I had wanted to be a Pastor, I admired Pastors, I think I have the calling, I have always been meaning to act the character.

“My role as a Pastor in Ijakumo is like a journey, like Saro in Anikulapo, I really enjoyed making Ijakumo with Toyin Abraham.”

The actor recently spilled dirty secrets of the entertainment industry. In an interview with Nedu Wazobia on his “Frankly Speaking” Podcast, he revealed how a top shot in the industry wanted a gay relationship with him 10 years ago.

 

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Charis Ebiaghian

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