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I Had To Behave Like Thug For A Tribe Called Judah Role — Tobi Makinde

Date: February 21, 2024 Time: 2:48 am
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Date: February 21, 2024 2:48 am

Tobi Makinde, who played the role of ‘Shinene’ in the blockbuster movie, A Tribe Called Judah, is currently enjoying the buzz and positive vibes the film has been getting.

 He, however, added that portraying the role was quite taxing. He told Sunday Scoop, “Playing the character of Shinene was an amazing experience. It is something I have never done before. And, that posed a huge challenge for me, not just because I had not done it before, but also because it was a peculiar character. It was a character that needed to stand out; being a thug, but also the member of a close-knit family. One of the issues was how to reconcile being a thug with the love that the character had his siblings and mother? Those were the things that were running through my mind when I was informed that I would be playing that character. I had to immerse myself in the character and feel what thugs feel.”

Makinde also stated that he did not expect that a scene where his character had to pray for other members of the family would go as viral as it did. He said, “I did not expect the prayer scene to get that much attention. For that prayer scene, I give kudos to the executive producer of the movie, Funke Akindele, who I always call ‘my mummy’. She came up with that scene, and wrote those lines. We found it funny on set.”

He added that Akindele’s mentorship had greatly influenced him. According to him, she knew her onions when it came to filmmaking.

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