Nigerian movie producer, Kunle Afolayan, has given the reason why his daughter, Eyiyemi Afolayan, acted in his recent release, Anikulapo.
He made this known to the public via his Instagram page on Wednesday where he posted a short video clip of his daughter and himself.
It is no longer a news to us that that Eyiyemi who is Kunle Afolayan’s first child, made her debut appearance as an actor on the set of Anikulapo.
According to him, he casted his daughter for the role of Princess Omowunmi because it required somebody beautiful and his daughter is definitely beautiful.
Speaking further on why Eyiyemi acted in Anikulapo, he said that his daughter marched all the requirements needed for the role.
He added that she is also a good singer as well as a natural at acting.
He said, “If you want to portray the role of a princess, I think there is no giving that the person has to be beautiful and she is beautiful.
“It felt good because I did not have to pay her, even though I was paying her directly or indirectly.”
When asked about her role as Princess Omowunmi in the movie.
Eyiyemi said, “Omowunmi is very foolish because Saro never proposed love to her.
“but she already started having ideas in her head. She is beautiful no doubt, but also gullible.”
Kunle Afolayan expresses excitement on his latest movie
On the 17th of October, Oscar committee gave the movie, ‘Anikulapo’ a week deadline extension to re-vote and present a film for Nigeria at the next award ceremony.
Speaking on the new development, he wrote, “It’s just been confirmed that The academy “OSCARS” have given the Nigerian Oscars selection committee a week extension to revote and re-present a film to represent Nigeria by October 21st latest.”
Recall that Kunle Afolayan’s blockbuster was ranked number one by Netflix in its weekly global chart for the most-viewed non-English Netflix original movie between October 3 and October 9, 2022, with 8,730,000 viewed hours.