Bimbo Ademoye reacts to viral photo from Anikulapo

Actress Bimbo Ademoye has talked about a photo from one of the last scenes from Kunle Afolayan’s Netflix hit movie Anikulapo which has since gone viral.

The 31-year-old shared the picture on Instagram on Monday, adding that she never knew it would go viral as it has become a meme on social media.

Set in the 17th century Oyo kingdom and directed by Kunle Afolayan, Anikulapo is the story of Saro, a travelling cloth weaver, who was beaten to death for having an affair with the Alaafin’s youngest wife Queen Arolake played by Bimbo.

A bird brought him back to life, leaving behind a gourd with the power to raise the dead. Arolake who attacked the bird after it had saved Saro, picked the gourd and nursed Saro back to health.

Fortune smiled on them when it was discovered Saro could raise the dead with the gourd which Arolake gave to him.

Greed and lust, however, caught up with the clothe weaver who raped Arolake’s maidservant and have children by her. He also allowed himself to be corrupted by the power of the gourd.


In the photo Bimbo posted on the platform, a heartbroken and regretful Arolake is seen pouring the content of the gourd on the ground after she secretly took it from Saro as an act of vengeance.

Captioning the picture, she wrote: “I remember the day the BTS photographer said to pose for this picture. I had no idea it would go viral. Someone said stay wicked, another person said never in my life. What could caption it?”

Several celebrities like Deyemi Okanlawon, Stan Nze, Damilola Adegbite, Allwell Ademola and Lucky Edet took to the comment section of the post to suggest a caption for the photo.

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