In response to the criticism that followed the role she portrayed in Kunle Afolayan’s recent film Anikulapo, actress Aisha Lawal has released a statement.
The protagonist of Anikulapo is Saro, a traveling cloth weaver (Kunle Remi), who was murdered after having an affair with the Alaafin’s youngest wife, Arolake (Bimbo).
He is brought back to life by a fabled bird, who also leaves behind a gourd that has the ability to resurrect the dead.
Following her performance in the film, Aisha, who portrayed Sunkanmi, an elder wife of the Alaafin, became a popular subject on social media.
According to Aisha, Arolake’s choice to elope with Saro was blamed on her character Sunkanmi. Many people thought that Arolake left because of the mistreatment he endured from Sunkanmi and her co-wife.
In response to the criticism, Aisha Lawal said that Arolake was not a saint either because she faked a fever to have sex with the king while knowing it was Sunkanmi’s turn. She made this claim in an Instagram post on Tuesday.
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