Nollywood actress, Bimbo Ademoye says she wanted to play a different character in the newly released ‘Gangs of Lagos‘ movie, which is the first African Original for the video streaming platform, Amazon Prime.
The 32-year-old actress played the character of Teni, the daughter of a ganglord, Kazeem (played by Olarotimi Fakunle), who lives a sophisticated and sheltered life.
Speaking in a recent interview, Bimbo Ademoye revealed that she wanted to play the gangster character, Gift, which was played by Adesua Etomi-Wellington.
“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).”