Thursday , November 26 2020

Ayobami Ojo: How I left Manchester to act female Ooni’s role in Osogbo

By Gbenga Bada


ABIODUN Jimoh introduced me from the attractive subtle streets of Manchester, England to the wilderness in Osogbo, Nigeria to interpret the position of Luwo Gbagida, the primary and solely Ooni of Ife.” These have been the phrases of Ayobami Ojo aka Oyita after filming on the set of Abiodun Jimoh’s upcoming epic, ‘Luwo Gbagida.

Oyita defined that she needed to give in her greatest for the position ‘as a result of I swimsuit his imaginative and prescient for the character he had created.’

Heaping gratitude and reward on Jimoh for the chance, Oyita additional famous, “He’s a pure class at what he does. I’ve seen solely only a few filmmakers at his degree of ingenuity. His capacity to forge magnificent tales and create cinematic excellence by sticking to high quality with out compromise in an trade the place such is scarce units him apart from the multitude. Such is an unyielding drive for high quality! Such professionalism! Thanks in your present of utmost religion in my capacity to carry the character Luwo to life within the movie, Luwo Gbagida,” she reeled out.

Oyita, who combines appearing with singing, featured within the upcoming movie alongside Olaide Almaroof, Saidi Balogun, Akin Lewis, Mercy Aigbe, Aisha Lawal, Anike Ami, Oyin Adegbenro, Omoyemi Olanrewaju, Tosin Olukoti, Promise Durojaiye, Afolakemi Abdulrahem, Olatokunbo Jolaosho, and Oluwatosin Lawal.

Abiodun Jimoh started filming the epic film in September 2020 in Osogbo, Osun state, and has since accomplished taking pictures.

Talking on the selection of Oyita in taking part in the position of Luwo Gbagida, Jimoh says, “Why Oyita? Luwo Gbadida was described as a naturally lovely girl, finicky, daring, and authoritative. We seemed round for an actress who nonetheless maintained all the weather that describe a real African magnificence. Wealthy darkish pores and skin, dimples, aesthetic dentition, lovely voice, and majestic strides of walks. Just a few actresses got here to thoughts however Ayobami Ojo aka Oyita received it for us.”

Jimoh additional defined that the choice to movie and doc the lifetime of Ooni Luwo was orchestrated by phenomenal reign after the demise of Ooni Giesi. “Luwo, the daughter of Otaata from Owode Okeerewe got here, noticed and conquered as the primary and solely Ooni of Ife. She contributed immensely to the event of Ile Ife. Her son, Adekola emigrated from Ife to discovered a brand new city referred to as Iwo,” Jimoh mentioned.


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