“Why I wanted Adesua Etomi’s movie role in Gangs of Lagos” – Bimbo Ademoye

Why I wanted Adesua Etomi’s movie role in Gangs of Lagos – Bimbo Ademoye

Nigeria film actress, Bimbo Ademoye, has revealed why she wanted to play a different character in the newly released Gangs Of Lagos movie on Prime Video.

In Gangs of Lagos movie, Ademoye played the character of Teni, the daughter of a ganglord, Kazeem (played by Olarotimi Fakunle), who lives a sophisticated and sheltered life.⁣

Opening up about her character in the movie at a recent press conference, Bimbo Ademoye disclosed that she first wanted to play the gangster character, Gift, which was played by Adesua Etomi-Wellington.⁣

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The reason according to her is because she could relate to the character based on her reality. Bimbo Ademoye said:

“When I got the script, I saw a particular character, Gift, breaking bottles. I’m from the hood, from Ebute Metta, and breaking bottles is a norm. The lifestyle is a norm for me, so I thought I was going to be Gift, but then I saw I was playing Teni. So I called Osiberu, who co-wrote, co-produced, and directed the film, to make sure she hadn’t made a mistake with the role she assigned me…but Jade responded saying she didn’t want me to play a character many would expect, and instead wanted me to be someone different.⁣

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“That kind of touched me because any time she wants to give me a character, she goes beyond something people would expect. That’s how much she believes (in me).”

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