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Nigerian Rappers Have Future In Acting - Illbliss, Reminisce


Remilekun Safaru, popularly known as Reminisce, and Tobechukwu Melvin Ejiofor, famously known as Illbliss, starred in Kemi Adetiba’s recent movie – King of boys. The rappers took up roles that viewers won’t forget in a hurry.

While these popular and talented rappers may not have looked up to any of their senior colleagues, who in the past have taken up roles in Nollywood, they most definitely would have people looking up to them in future.

The reason is extremely simple; they put up amazing and noteworthy performances – performances that made the viewers forget for a brief moment that both men are actually rappers and not actors.

Reminisce played the role of Makanaki, a fearless, sometimes disrespectful but very well respected thug, who is a kingpin in his own right.

The first time he was seen as Makanaki, he was in the hood, leaning against a car, looking extremely bored as one of his boys gave him a tall tale. Anyone who saw this scene and heard the goon would know he was telling a ridiculous lie. The lies could flood through Lekki on a rainy day – extremely unmistakable. However, what grabbed the attention of the viewers wasn’t the storyteller who cooked up a ludicrous and entertaining story, it was Reminisce as Makanaki.

The same goes for Illbliss, whose entrance in this film was pure ‘gangster’. Oga Boss, as he is also known, would come to mind as a term with the way he showed up, in a nice car, driving slowly. But by the time he opened his mouth as Odogwu Malay, the only thing he had in common with his actual self would be the term ‘Oga Boss’ because just like Makanaki, Odogwu is a kingpin in his own right.

Scenes having Odogwu and Makanaki were entertaining to say the least and drama-filled without being too dramatic. A notable scene in King of Boys was when Makanaki confronted Eniola Salami, aka Oba, aka King of Boys.
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