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Itele speaks on similarities with ‘Jagun Jagun’ character

A popular actor, Ibrahim Yekini, has said that he has things in common with the character of Gbogunmi, which he played in the widely acclaimed movie, ‘Jagun Jagun’.

In an interview with Saturday Beats, Itele said, “I have some things in common with that character. I always like to carry people along and help them in my own way. I like seeing people succeed. That is why I always want my students (of film school), to go higher than me. Those were some of the things that made it easy for me to interpret the character of Gbogunmi, because he also liked to help people.”

Speaking on what interested him the first time he got the script for the movie, the actor said, “The first thing that interested me about the story was when I read the part where Ogundiji (Femi Adebayo’s character) gave Gbotija (Lateef Adedimeji’s character) the task to fight Gbogunmi. Gbotija then had to meet someone to tell him about Gbogunmi. There was then a flashback of how brutal Gbogunmi used to be, and that piqued my interest. I was determined to bring Gbogunmi’s brutality to life.”

The actor also stated that he always sought to outdo himself in every movie he featured in. He said, “I always bring out another side of myself in every movie I act in. I love challenging characters, and something unique. I always want to do something extraordinary, and make a difference.”

Speaking on his forthcoming movie, ‘Kesari’, Itele stated that though the film already had different parts, there is something new in the latest one. He said, “The ‘Kesari’ people have seen is totally different from what they are about to see. That is why the title is, ‘Kesari The King’. It is a whole different narrative and ‘magic’. That is also why I am taking this one to the cinema. The story has not been exhausted.”

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