Actress Bidemi Kosoko, daughter of veteran actor Jide Kosoko, has shared her thoughts on the characters played by her colleagues Bimbo Ademoye and Kunle Remi in filmmaker Kunle Afolayan’s new film 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.
The actors became a trending topic on social media following their performances in the movie which many have described as “challenging and “well interpreted”.
While some argued that Saro (Kunle Remi) was the victim of the love story, 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.
Bidemi defended Arolake saying, “Saro of course, he is a betrayal. It’s a great lesson to you all, you can’t eat your cake and have it. But Arolake should have just kept the power for herself instead of pouring it away abi who no like power.”