Actress Aisha Lawal has responded to the criticism that trailed the character she played in Kunle Afolayan’s new film Anikulapo.
Anikulapo is the story of Saro, (played by Kunle Remi) 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.
According to Aisha, her character Sunkanmi was faulted over Arolake’s decision to elope with Saro. Many believed that the ill-treatment received from Sunkanmi and her co-wife drove Arolake away.
Responding to the criticism in an Instagram post on Tuesday, Aisha Lawal defended her character, saying that Arolake was not a saint either as she faked a fever to have sex with the king knowing it was Sunkanmi’s turn.
She wrote: “OK SO CAN WE TALK ABOUT THE MOST TALK ABT MOVIE OF THE MOMENT #ANIKULAPO I HAVE BEEN SEEING YOUR TAGS ON IG AND TWITTER SERIOUSLY HOW IS IT OLORI SUNKANMI’S FAULT THAT OLORI AROLAKE @bimboademoye FOLLOW FINE BOY ELOPE? NA SWEET THING INJURE AM NAAA EHHHH. AROLAKE DO BAD THINGS FOR SUNKANMI TOO NAA , SHE SNATCH MY NIGHT WITH KABIESIII BY FAKING FEVER ? FOR SOMEONE THAT SAID KABIESIII DISGUSTS HER OO!! ALL IN ALL THANKS ALOT FOR THE POSITIVE FEEDBACKS, ACCOLADES AND ENCOMIUMS…ANYWAY, WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT SARO IS A SCUM SHEY HE NO SEE M THERE B4 HE START TO DEY FALL FOR AROLAKE NI @kunleremiofficial
Reacting in the comment section of the post, Bimbo Ademoye blamed her colleague’s character for Arolake’s misfortune.
“Na you cause am Na,” she wrote.