The director of the most recent Nigerian Netflix film, Anikulapo, Kunle Afolayan, has discussed the characters Arolake and Saro, played by Bimbo Ademoye and Kunle Remi.
Saro, a traveling cloth weaver who was killed after having an affair with the Alaafin’s youngest wife, is the main character of Anikulapo.
He is brought back to life by a mysterious bird, who leaves behind a gourd with the ability to raise the dead.
Kunle said in a recent statement about the characters:They say, “once bitten, twice shy,” but Anikulapo tells a different story.The Netflix original series Anikulapo has been a raging success ever since its release on Friday, September 30. It has sparked a variety of controversial viewpoints.
“How can a man achieve great success only to cause his own demise, and how can a woman lose her position as the King of Oyo’s favorite Queen to lust and a one-night stand that turned into an affair with a stranger?There are numerous arguments regarding their shortcomings and opportunities for improvement.
“The fact that the story told in Anikulapo, which is set in 1702, is comparable to the actual events that took place all over the world in 2022 is quite intriguing.It demonstrates, first and foremost, that it is a universal tale of love and lust that reveals man’s vulnerability in the face of sex, emotion, power, wealth, and a fragile mind.But was Saro really a victim of his circumstances, as some claim?Others assert that Arolake was the victim, but do victims seek healing or continue to victimize themselves? The internet is divided into teams.
“Saro is the scummest of them all, even though upon still, scum has no gender.”
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