Tuesday , April 13 2021

Lateef Adedimeji: The emerging face of new breed of Yoruba actors

By Gbenga Bada


It’s not information that over 100 Nollywood stars started their profession in movies and flicks which have the Yoruba language as the most important language of the movie.

Whereas many have gained fame and fortune owing to their declare to fame, others have strived to interrupt boundaries and contact the sky. These units of actors attempt to interrupt boundaries to behave alongside their counterparts, who grew to become widespread options in movies and flicks which have the English language because the language of communication.

Over a decade again, the collaboration amongst actors, who grew to become widespread with movies rendered within the indigenous language and their counterparts, who grew to become well-known in movies rendered in English was very feebly and unusual.

This created dangerous blood in some Nollywood corners and an inferiority complicated in others.

Nevertheless, some film stars, who knew their onions dared to make an affect on each movies rendered in indigenous languages and English language.

The record of film stars, who’ve gone forward to shine in movies and flicks with the English Language as the most important language, continues to develop From Funke Akindele-Bello to Jide Kosoko, Eniola Badmus, Toyin Abraham, and just lately Odunlade Adekola and Lateef Adedimeji.

Adedimeji – at one time – had been likened to Odunlade Adekola given his peak, eyeballs, and convincing skills to attract the viewers in and depart them spellbound for 90 minutes or extra.

Nonetheless, the 35-year-old Aquarius has been capable of distinguish himself by hardly giving in to excesses and displaying brilliance at what he does in each movie. He regularly provides stellar performances that not solely come naturally commensurate together with his physique language and leaves the director blown away.

With all these traits, the actor and producer have efficiently damaged the barrier to hitch the likes of Funke Akindele-Bello, Toyin Abraham, Ronke Ojo, and others in making waves as an entire actor, who can characteristic in any movie – regardless of the language, medium of attain, director or forged.

Season journalist and Deputy Political Editor of ThisDay Newspaper, Wale Olaleye described Adedimeji as an artwork, which is but to begin unfurling its full potential.

Olaleye went additional to speak about Adedimeji’s expertise at deciphering roles and characters, saying he’s by no means been discovered wanting. He concluded by saying the actor’s capability to use moderation and in different cases, elevate his interpretation of roles, usually inside outlined areas, is astral.

Lately, he was tasked with the duty of delivering on taking part in Ayinla Omowura, one in every of Yoruba’s biggest musical acts of the Apala style from Abeokuta in Ogun State, by Tunde Kelani and Jadesola Osiberu. With the actor being the cynosure of all consideration on the film, it’s broadly believed that Adedimeji is bound to do justice to the enigmatic character.

From ‘Kudi Klepto,’ to ‘Code Wilo’ to ‘Bipolar’, ‘The New Patriots,’ ‘Veil,’ ‘Prophetess,’ and ‘Ayinla,’ Adedimeji continues to wow the audiences and set the tempo for a brand new breed of Yoruba actors.

If deciphering film roles is seen to be Adedimeji’s forte on the planet of leisure, the actor has set plans in movement to vary the notion. The dazzling actor has begun unfurling his tones and tunes facet.

In the direction of the tip of 2019, the gangling actor revealed his singing skills, and never solely did he present followers and the viewers what he’s able to, however he additionally went forward to file songs forward of the discharge of his EP.

To show his dexterity at singing and making music, Adedimeji launched over 5 songs forward of his upcoming EP scheduled for launch someday in 2021.

In his kitty is songs that embrace ‘Timbadele,’ ‘Ya Rosululah,’ ‘Adura,’ ‘Ori Mi,’ ‘Stand by me Lateef,’ and ‘Collectively.’

In 5 years, Adedimeji has proven that he’s artfully gifted and completely dedicated to his craft. He has grown through the years, continues to offer stellar performances, and refuses to accept much less at each given alternative to interpret roles.

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