The daughter of seasoned actor Jide Kosoko, actress Bidemi Kosoko, recently discussed the roles that her coworkers Bimbo Ademoye and Kunle Remi portrayed in the recently released movie Anikulapo by director Kunle Afolayan.
The protagonist of Anikulapo is Saro, a traveling weaver of clothing who was murdered after having a romance with the Alaafin’s youngest wife, Arolake, played by 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 their performances in the film, which many have praised as “difficult” and “well interpreted,” the actors became a hot subject on social media.
Saro (Kunle Remi), according to some, was the victim of the love story, while Arolake, in the opinion of others, deserved better and lacked intelligence because she allowed herself to be taken advantage of rather than using the magical powder she provided to Saro after he “betrayed” her.
Bimbo recently posed a query to her Instagram followers in response to fan feedback regarding their character.
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 was to be expected, a number of famous people and followers flocked to the post’s comment section to express their opinions. Some backed Arolake, while others rallied to Saro’s cause.
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.”
While some claimed that Saro (Kunle Remi) was the victim of the love tale, others asserted that Arolake deserved better and was unwise because she allowed herself to become a victim rather than taking responsibility for her own actions.