I Never Dated Funke Akindele

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blackpearl

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Will you say the film titled ‘Ekuro’ brought you to the limelight?

I will say yes, because after that movie everyone was familiar with the name Lala because they love my performance in the movie.

Who is Lala?

Lala is Muyideen Oladapo, a native of Oshogbo. I had my primary education at Ansar-udeen Primary School, Oshogbo, and secondary school in Oshogbo, too. After the school cert, I started working; hustling here and there. I am currently a 200 level student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State, studying Dramatic Arts.

Where were you working then?

I did casual jobs. I worked in a bakery in Ilesha, called Ajani Bread. The bakery is still there now. Before then I had learned Mechanical work in Osogbo for six years. It was after my graduation as an apprentice that I started the casual job. After sometime, I left there and came to Lagos to struggle. Because I had the experience as a local baker in Ilesha, I continued with the job here in Lagos. I started with a bakery in Aguda, Surulere in 1993 before leaving Surulere for Lagos Island where I also worked in another bakery. It was while working in the bakery that I met Dagunro. One day, I heard the sound of drum somewhere, and being a good drummer as well, I was interested in knowing where the sound was coming from, so I traced the sound to the location where they were playing the drums. When I got there, I realised that they were rehearsing a play, after which I walked up to their director and told him that I’m interested in joining them. He told me that I will have to pay a certain amount and that Dagunro is the main boss, he is just the director. But Dagunro was not around then. That was when I told him that I know Dagunro because he came from Oshogbo too, and his house is not far from ours.

After that, I struggled to get the money which was N1,500 then. I started rehearsing with them, and because Dagunro was not really into home videos then, we did more of stage performances; meanwhile, I was still working in the bakery. So in 1995, after I had spent two years in the group, they decided to shoot a movie in Badagry. Because of this, I told the management of the bakery where I work to excuse me for one week because I will be travelling to my hometown. I didn’t tell them I was going to a movie location.

So you lied?

Yes. If I had told them that I’m going for a movie shoot, they will not allow me. Moreover, they were not aware that I was a member of any drama group.

Which role did you play in the movie? Were you given a script?

No, they didn’t give me a script. Ajere, Asipa and co were the stars on the set then because it was a traditional movie. During the film shoot, they needed a scene where someone will play drum for a king. The man that was supposed to play that role didn’t come, so I told our director that I can do it. Initially, he didn’t believe I can do it, but later, he told Dagunro who now instructed me to come for a try. When I convinced him, he gave me the role. I played it and everybody liked it. The film was titled Oba Mewa. But unfortunately, the movie could not be released because our boss lost his house and other things to a fire disaster.

I later went back to Surulere where the man who owns a bakery where I had initially worked allowed me to be sleeping in his parlour. Later, I started a barbing salon at Pako bus stop, in Surulere, Lagos and the man really supported me.

How did you meet Funke Akindele?

Dagunro really likes me because he said I’m hard working. So he handed me over to the late Yomi Ogunmola. When Ayo Adesanya wanted to produce her first movie titled Ebuka, directed by the late Yomi Ogunmola. I played the role of Olu Jacob’s son and Funke Akindele acted as house girl in the movie. That was how we got to meet. We were so close that every member of her family knows me. So, when she wanted to do the film titled Ekuro, she casted me as Lala. Before then, people knew me as Kososi, but she prefers to call me Demola.

I Never Dated Funke Akindele | P.M. NEWS Nigeria
 

Sifu

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I don't undestand these interviews where they ask someone a simple question like tell us a little about yourself and they start talking about where they went to primary school. Anyway good morning all. Hope you had a wonderful labor day weekend LOL
 

blackpearl

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I don't undestand these interviews where they ask someone a simple question like tell us a little about yourself and they start talking about where they went to primary school. Anyway good morning all. Hope you had a wonderful labor day weekend LOL
:) was lazying all over the place with correct bbqed chickens and pork ribs, potato salad, fruit salad and all the other ijekuje u can think of.

And before u even mention it.....yels the diet was suspended yesterday
 

kaymax

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i don't undestand these interviews where they ask someone a simple question like tell us a little about yourself and they start talking about where they went to primary school. Anyway good morning all. Hope you had a wonderful labor day weekend lol

lol!!!!!
 

Dsampler

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I don't undestand these interviews where they ask someone a simple question like tell us a little about yourself and they start talking about where they went to primary school. Anyway good morning all. Hope you had a wonderful labor day weekend LOL
Let's be fair o, sifu. Not every actor/actress is as smart as our beloved Diva o. Even I, Dsampler, recognize that. And some people still think I am biased. I guess they've all been proven wrong now.
 

Sifu

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:) was lazying all over the place with correct bbqed chickens and pork ribs, potato salad, fruit salad and all the other ijekuje u can think of.

And before u even mention it.....yels the diet was suspended yesterday
Just make better food choices today. One day of overindulging will not hurt you lol
 

Sifu

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Let's be fair o, sifu. Not every actor/actress is as smart as our beloved Diva o. Even I, Dsampler, recognize that. And some people still think I am biased. I guess they've all been proven wrong now.
No my love you are not biased at all. Just crazy lol
 
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