Monday, April 22, 2024

Uzee Usman, Eyimeyi Afolayan & Lateef Adedimeji Reflect on Set Life & Working with Kunle Afolayan on “Aníkúlápó: Rise of the Spectre”

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calabargist had an unique interview with the important thing forged members of Netflix’s six-part sequence “Aníkúlápó: Rise of the Spectre.” Uzee Usman, who performs Prince Kuranga – Ede’s warlord prince and Oyo Kingdom’s foe; Eyiyemi Afolayan, who returns to play Princess Omowumi – the princess between the 2 males; and Lateef Adedimeji, who performs Bashorun’s son, Awolaran, opened up about life on set, working with the director, Kunle Afolayan, their key takeaways from the venture, and extra.

The six-part sequence follows Saro’s return to the Oyo Kingdom with orders to finish a virtually unimaginable process. The sequence is a follow-up to the profitable 2022 film, Aníkúlápó, directed and produced by Kunle Afolayan.

What’s your favorite factor about being on this venture?

Uzee Usman: My favorite factor about being on this venture is being a part of one thing nice and being a part of one thing historic.

Lateef Adedimeji: Consideration to element. Realizing that is it, and that’s how we’re going to get it completed, When you understand your craft and find out how to go about it, you’ll get probably the most out of it. Consideration to element was my takeaway.

What particular factor did you do to make your character look authentic?)

Eyimeyi Afolayan: Portraying the actually deep feelings, having to cry, having to scream on the prime of my voice, being in my emotions, and being in that mind set, and imagining it occurring to me like in actual life.

What was it like working with the director?

Uzee Usman: It’s every part. It’s each actor’s dream to work with A-listers. A filmmaker like him has paid his dues and has completed it back-to-back. He is aware of what he’s doing, and he goes for the suitable tasks, and any venture he lays his palms on is likely one of the most talked-about tasks in Nigeria. He’s someone I respect so much, someone I look as much as as a mentor, as a father, as an elder brother. I’ve identified him for near 10 years now, so I used to be very completely happy when he known as me on the venture.

Eyimeyi Afolayan: He’s my dad. He made it simpler for me. I’m like, okay, I’m on my dad’s set; it is a household enterprise; I’ve to provide it my all, do it correctly, and let folks know that you just had been born for this. It’s nonetheless a privilege to work with the director as a result of not all people has that chance. I’ve siblings. Why are they not on this? Why me? Why did he select me? So yeah, it’s a privilege.

What a part of this venture resonated deeply with you?

Lateef Adedimeji: The half the place we’ve to ensure we do issues the suitable approach. The truth that your father or folks you understand are doing the flawed factor shouldn’t make you need to do the flawed factor as nicely. You possibly can select to face on the suitable path and attempt to cease different folks from doing what’s flawed. Even when they’re your elder brother, father, or father or mother, we should search for a method to right them. In any other case, if we preserve passing it round like that: your father is unhealthy, he passes it on to you, and also you turn out to be unhealthy, and then you definately move it on to your youngsters, after which what’s left within the nation? Everyone may have the flawed set of individuals. So there have to be individuals who ought to be capable of say no; you’re doing it the flawed approach. I’m not going to do it that approach; I’ll do it the suitable approach.

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