Nigerian musician and songwriter, Remilekun Khalid Safaru, popularly generally known as Reminisce, is without doubt one of the actors in Kemi Adetiba’s The Return of The King, a sequel to the profitable 2018 crime political drama, King Of Boys (KOB).
The movie was critically acclaimed for its gripping storyline and has remained on the checklist of highest grossing Nigerian movies until date. Sola Sobowale and Adesua Etomi-Wellington additionally gained the 2019 Africa Film Academy Awards (AMAA) for Greatest Actress in a Main Position and Greatest Actress in a Supporting Position, respectively.
Three years after the discharge of King of Boys, the extremely awaited sequel to one of many highest-grossing Nollywood motion pictures of all time, lastly hit Netflix yesterday, however this time, as a seven-episode collection.
King Of Boys: The Return of The King will see Sola Sobowale and Toni Tones return as Eniola Salami and picks up with Eniola’s triumphant return after a five-year exile. Nevertheless, her surprising, unannounced return rattles the cages of her enemies. And once-trusted allies desert her at her most weak second, all whereas she faces a good larger battle inside herself for the redemption of her tortured soul.
Rapper Reminisce, who performed the function of the principle villain, Makanaki, spoke to ENIOLA DANIEL on his expertise on the undertaking and aspirations.
How will you describe your function because the valiant within the film?
I performed the function of somebody making an attempt to register his identify within the hall of energy and gangsterism. It’s a really vivid character; valiant however invaluable and likeable character. Individuals say that I executed it very nicely.
Do you suppose your look earned you the function of Makanaki?
I don’t seem that means; I don’t sound that means. However the fantastic thing about being an actor is having the ability to look a sure means and make folks consider it. So, being proficient sufficient to execute one thing earned me the function of Makanaki.
An actor ought to have the ability to match into any function and execute correctly. I’ve been with the identical girl for 11 years and I’ve three youngsters. And I don’t look that means. So, there’s nothing like any individual appears a sure means; simply the power to execute and make folks consider it. That’s what defines an incredible actor, however I’m not an incredible actor but.
How troublesome was it deciphering the function?
Coming again was not straightforward, as a result of it was two years and eight months after the primary one. So, coming again, stepping into character was a bit troublesome; I added a little bit of weight after all, all people additionally misplaced contact. There have been a few nights the place Kemi Adetiba needed to cancel and requested everybody to return and it took us time to get into character and assume the function. However Kemi gave us time and we research each evening earlier than going to mattress and we had been in a position to get issues again.
What ought to film lovers and your followers expect from you primarily based on the function you performed?
There’s a shock issue that no person is aware of or thinks, it will likely be surprising for a lot of to see my characters again. Apart that, there’s a little bit of a twist on the story and the best way the story ends, so, they’re in for an incredible trip.
Did you take pleasure in your time on set?
I loved each minute. I don’t do what I don’t take pleasure in and the second I begin to really feel uncomfortable, I depart. Anybody that has labored with me is aware of that about me. It’s clearly a brand new expertise for me, assembly folks. Although, I’ve been within the enterprise of film making for some time, however this film is new to me. So, these are folks I see on TV, the identical means they watch me on TV.
Will you like to play the function of Makanaki once more?
In fact, I can be prepared to take it up if the pay is true. If my temper is true and if the manufacturing is true, positively, I’ll be prepared to do it.
What was the most important motivation for you, was it the pay?
I simply needed to attempt one thing new; the identical means I attempted to do one thing new each different 12 months. Proper now, I’m doing sports activities; I personal a sports activities company. Presently, I personal the largest soccer present; you don’t begin one thing due to the cash. I wasn’t a registered actor once I did KOB 1, so, I couldn’t have gotten some huge cash. The cash can’t be a motivating issue for me at this degree. I didn’t get into doing film by probability; I’d at all times needed to do that.
Everyone is aware of how a lot I really like soccer, how a lot I speak about soccer, so, if I begin a sports activities company, it’s not new to many individuals who’ve been following me. I simply attempt to search for the best time to execute this factor. Cash shouldn’t be a significant motivation, however for the top consequence, I say sure to cash.
As an actor, are you able to reject any function?
There’s no function I can’t interpret and I’m searching for a job the place I can kiss; I’ve not kissed since I made my appearing debut and it’s not good, so, I’m searching for a job I the place can kiss and contact. My spouse will at all times inform me that I don’t maintain an actress very nicely in motion pictures, that I must be extra passionate.
What does Netflix shopping for Nigeria film means to you as an actor?
Netflix coming in is a significant shift; it’s a significant shift available in the market. Some folks start to shiver; they’re afraid that it’s going to have an effect on the fellows within the cinemas, however sure, after all, they are going to be affected, however that’s the place the world is heading now. Digital corporations like Apple music and Spotify are affecting Alaba market.
For the truth that Netflix pay for manufacturing upfront is a large shift within the dynamics and it’s nice for the Nigeria market. I believe it’s the best way to go; that’s the place the world is.
What’s your notion on the Return of The King?
I believe it’s a improbable undertaking. It began off as a film, now it’s like a mini collection. I believe it’s a beautiful undertaking; Kemi put in her all and I believe it’s value watching. And the truth that it’s the primary Netflix unique film from Nigeria, I imply, it deserves some love.