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Kunle Afolayan casts X3M Music act, Simi, in new movie

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Kunle Afolayan casts X3M Music act, Simi, in new movie

Nigerian singer, Simi, is ready to take her first steps into the acting world after securing a role on Kunle Afolayan’s upcoming movie, Mokalik. The award-winning singer, who has made a notable impression on the scene since bursting on the stage a few years ago, is seeking to explore her other talents.

For the X3M Music act, whose hits include “Jamb Question,” “Love don’t care” and “Joromi” among others, featuring in her first Nollywood movie falls into that line. And what a bumper introduction to Nollywood that is going to be as Simi has paired with prolific producer and director, Kunle Afolayan, who is widely regarded for his blockbuster movies including Figurine, October 1 and The CEO. Apart from Simi, other prominent actors like Femi Adebayo, Ayo Adesanya, Faithia Williams, Lateef Adedimeji, among others in the forthcoming movie, Mokalik.

The announcement was made by Kunle Afolayan on Instagram, as he wrote: “It is Official: Simi @symplysimi is featuring in Mokalik a Kunle Afolayan film.” “Simi will be playing Simi; daughter of a Buka (cafeteria) owner whose character holds a significant part in the movie plot,” he wrote further.

The director who is already on location shooting scenes from the movie, explains that the movie follows the career of an 11-year-old boy, Jaiye, from the middle-class suburbs, who spends the day as a lowly apprentice at a mechanic workshop in order to view life from the other side of the tracks. Jaiye stands out like a sore thumb in the workshop as he commences his apprenticeship under various mechanics. Along the way, he meets other apprentices, some of who take a liking to him while, as is usual in life, others dislike him.

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