Why I wanted to play Adesua Etomi’s role in Gangs of Lagos – Bimbo Ademoye
Nollywood actress, Bimbo Ademoye, who was one of the characters in the newly released ‘Gangs of Lagos movie on Prime Video has disclosed how she initially wanted to play a different character in the movie.
Kemi Filani reports that in the Gangs of Lagos movie, Ademoye played the character of Teni, the daughter of a ganglord, Kazeem (played by Olarotimi Fakunle), who lives a sophisticated and sheltered life.
Opening up about her character in the movie at a recent press conference, Bimbo Ademoye disclosed that she first wanted to play the gangster character, Gift, which was played by Adesua Etomi-Wellington plays.
“When I got the script, I saw a particular character, Gift, breaking bottles. I’m from the hood, from Ebute Metta, and breaking bottles is a norm. The lifestyle is a norm for me, so I thought I was going to be Gift, but then I saw I was playing Teni. So i called Osiberu, who co-wrote, co-produced, and directed the film, to make sure she hadn’t made a mistake with the role she assigned me…but Jade responded saying she didn’t want me to play a character many would expect, and instead wanted me to be someone different.
“That kind of touched me because any time she wants to give me a character, she goes beyond something people would expect. That’s how much she believes (in me),” Bimbo Ademoye said.
Bimbo Ademoye recounts her scary moment filming Gangs of Lagos (Video)
Earlier today, Bimbo Ademoye revealed her fears as she recounted her scary moment while filming Gangs of Lagos.
Taking to her Instagram page to share BTS (Behind the scenes) from the movie, Bimbo Ademoye revealed that two scenes nearly made her pass out.
She disclosed that she is afraid of heights, but had to film at the topmost top of one of the highest buildings in Isale Eko, which made her question her existence.
Also, she had to scream out her lungs in one of the scenes which made her lose her voice for 5 days.
“Two scenes that nearly made me pass out. I’m so scared of heights and we had to film at the topmost top of one of the highest buildings in Isale Eko. So the first slide is exactly how I felt. I questioned my existence that day.
Slide 2: After 3 takes and screaming out my lungs out. I lost my voice for like 5 days……..”.
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