Nollywood actress Kate Henshaw has praised Kunle Afolayan for “pushing” her during the filming of ‘Roti’, a movie which earned her an Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) nomination.
Taking to her Instagram post, the actress thanked the director and other crew members for an amazing time on set.
She wrote; “When @kunleafo approached me about the story “ROTI”, he said he wrote it with me in mind, I didn’t believe him… I thought he wanted a discount on my fees.
“Fast forward to last week Friday @amaawards_ nomination night and I found out I was a nominee. Totally unexpected.
“Kunle pushed me and there were times I resented him!! E no send me…He wanted what he wanted.
“@yinka.edward, one of the most gentle and focused cinematographers I know did an awesome job. Uncle Pat Nebo did his usual magic with the set design. Kunle’s son Darisimire was a true actor…. Jamiu, Segun and the rest of the crew were truly amazing.”
“This nomination if for us all.” Like Kunle would say “IRE,” she added.
‘Roti’ which stars Kunle Afolayan playing alongside Kate Henshaw, Toyin Oshinaike, Fathia Balogun and his son, Dari Afolayan, is a story centered on how, years after a couple loses their son called Roti to a brief illness, the wife sees a boy called Juwon who is an exact replica of her dead son. After discovering that Juwon is not a reincarnation of Roti, she is washed anew by grief and soon descends into depression and consequent hysteria.