Clearly entertainer and movie producer, Kunle Afolayan, consistently endeavors to be distinctive in his profession. Throughout the years, the vocalist has highlighted some ‘non-on-screen characters’, including Chidinma Ekile, Simi and all the more as of late, Temi Otedola, in his motion pictures.
In a visit with Saturday Beats, the on-screen character kept up that the main thought that affected the decision of cast for his films was skill. He stated, “From the earliest starting point (of my vocation), I have constantly included unique appearances. For whatever length of time that they are capable and progressing nicely, the individual doesn’t need to be an entertainer. When I see that the individual can pull off a specific character, I give it a go. I did it with Chidinma (Ekile) in ‘The Scaffold’ and Simi in ‘Mokalik’. Temi is one of the most dedicated, enthusiastic and reasonable individuals I have ever met. She has been prepared for this for close to 12 months.
Then, there will be another huge declaration about another person that would be included in this film and it will get individuals off guard.”
On what gave him the conviction that Temi would have the option to pull off the job she’s to play in his pending film, ‘Reference’, Afolayan stated, “When I had an experience with her, the principal draft of the content wasn’t prepared and I required a character of her age. In this way, I requested that her do some monologs, which she did. At that point, I figured she could do it however there were different characteristics I was searching for and she said she was prepared to adapt, particularly in the region of language. The character communicates in English, French, Yoruba and a touch of Portuguese. At the point when individuals see the film, they would comprehend why she is the divinely selected individual.”
The entertainer additionally expelled implications that he cast Temi in the motion picture as a result of her dad’s riches and impact. He expressed, “I wouldn’t anticipate anything less (from individuals) however the individuals who know about my works realize that I don’t bargain with regards to who includes in my movies. On the off chance that the individual has the necessary characteristics and can convey, at that point why not? This has got nothing to do with her dad.”
Talking on what propelled the film, Afolayan included, “Seeing what is happening in the public arena (in Nigeria as well as the world everywhere), many individuals accept that anything that has to do with inappropriate behavior or attack in colleges are normally hidden away from plain view. Yet, past that, a few people still turn out to discuss it. I felt it is pleasant to do a film (about it). This motion picture is intended to address what should be possible in the event that anyone is in that sort of circumstance and I accept that the broad media medium is a decent stage to do that.”