It is not every day actors in the Yoruba sphere of Nollywood get to
feature in English speaking Nollywood movies.
Yoruba leading actor Odunlade Adekola stars in this new movie from Tinsel Star
Funmi Holder titled The Grudge, alongside Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD) an
actor of repute.
The Abeokuta born Odunlade Adekola who started acting in 1996 is
unarguably the biggest actor in the Yoruba sphere of Nollywood as he is
the actor with the most appearances in Yoruba movies and has the highest
following across different social media platforms.
His face literary sells movies and he is the darling of several film
marketers in Idumota and Aba in the South-west and South-east regions of
Nigeria respectively. He has won the popular City People Entertainment
Awards Best Actor of the Year four times (2009, 2011, 2014 & 2015). In
April 2014, he won the Africa Movie Academy Award, having emerged as best
actor of the year.
For RMD, he is a man who has gone full circle. The highly reverred actor
commands respect anywhere he goes and is indeed a man of many parts; an
Actor, Lawyer, former Commissioner and above all, a family man and grand father..
RMD started acting in the 80s after leaving the university and acted in
the popular TV series Ripples. He even made more headlines when he starred
in another TV series Checkmate playing the role of Segun Kadiri. He has
gone on to star in more than 47 movies. He also headlines the popular TV
sitcom now showing on cable TV titled Hush.
Many movie fans that read about the movie, The Grudge online are of the opinion Odunlade Adekola should have goose bumps as he acts on the same set with RMD and also considering the fact that this is only the second English movie he would be starring in.
The Grudge tells the story of the lives of two lovelorn spouses from
separate marriages and a lonely widow intersect as they struggle to deal
with a grudge that has festered for so long.
The movie The Grudge which will be in cinemas from October 28 also features another Tinsel Star Iretiola Doyle, Jaiye Kuti, Funmi Holder herself and introducing Ijeoma Aniebo.