Bimbo Ademoye has responded to criticism that trailed the role she played in Kunle Afolayan’s new film Anikulapo
The actress became a trending topic on social media following her performance in the movie which many have described as “challenging” and “well interpreted”
Actress Bimbo Ademoye has addressed the controversy surrounding the ‘Arolake character’ that she played in Kunle Afolayan’s new film Anikulapo.
Bimbo Ademoye has become a trending topic on social media since the release of the Anikulapo movie on the 30th of September 2022.
While some described BImbo Ademoye’s performance in the movie as “challenging and “well interpreted”
Others believed 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.
Responding to the different schools of thought, Bimbo took to Instagram hours ago to engage her followers in light banter, asking them to share thoughts about which character was actually the victim.
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.
Toke Makinwa wrote: “You dey trust man? Adam? Adam?”
Responding to her statement, Kunle Remi wrote: “Adam no trust Eve? No be there wahala start?”
“Men are scum, Yoruba demon oshi,” actor Mofe Duncan added.
Comedian Mr Macaroni wrote: “Arolake wise, Saro overwise.”
Actress Idia Asien wrote: “Fear men but you shouldn’t have poured the powder away just keep it for yourself. Don’t worry we are looking for Saro, they didn’t beat him well in the film.”
Anikulapo is the story of Saro, (played by Kunle Remi) a traveling clothes 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.