Nse Ikpe-Etim and Sola Sobowale sat down for a chat with the folks at Bellanaija, where they talked about their roles in the much-anticipated King of Boys: The Return of the King.
Ikpe-Etim plays Jumoke Randle, while Sola Sobowale is the King of Boys herself – Eniola Salami.
King of Boys: The Return of the King premieres on Netflix today, August 27, and Sobowale says that portraying the strong-willed, bloodthirsty, power-seeking woman was not an easy task.
What do you represent in life? What do you want people to say after you, what legacy do you want to leave behind when you go. It’s very easy. There are so many things you are going to take from this. You want to know about parenting, you get it. You want to know about being greedy, you get it.
What is it that we have, what is it that is so special in life? Do we need all this. We want power, we want to be known, we want to be seen, we want to be heard. We want to be on top of everything in life. We want to be in control. It is worth it?
I’ve been around for a while, I keep telling people, what do I want to leave behind. This is what I love doing, this is what God ordained me to do. I’m an entertainer, i’m a teacher, i’m a preacher, i’m a healer, that is who I am. I may teach in the class, but I’m still teaching in another way. You may not come to me as a nurse, but I’m giving you theraphy when you smile, I make you happy.
And I say to myself, what type of story do I want to do now, a story that will change people’s lives? To make them better? That is what I stand for now. That is why I’m so happy, and I give God the glory to be part of this journey to be among this team of KOB… I am teaching you, I am healing you, and I am preaching the word of God to you to be good and to be kind…”
Nse Ikpe-Etim defined her character Jumoke Randle as “an angel of swords”, “she was kind to herself”, “she was quite annoying”, “she was hungry for a lot of things”, and “a winner of sorts”.
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