Segun Arinze opens up on his role as a molester in Dayo Amusa’s new film, ‘Omoniyun’

Segun Arinze has opened up on how he got the lead male role in Dayo Amusa’s upcoming film, ‘Omoniyun’.

Segun Arinze (left) plays the role of Prince Sodeke and the step-father who molested Fiyinfoluwa (played by Seilat Adebowale on right) in the film, 'Omoniyun'. [Instagram/Dayo Amusa]

I got a script, I read it, I liked it and went ahead to do it straight up. And Dayo has been discussing the project with me and when I read the script, I decided to shoot it and when we started shooting, got the makeup and everything, we got the hang of it. The story is simple but unique,” Arinze began.

Continuing, the famed actor said, “So, it tells that story that its high time we stopped paying lip services to the issue of sexual harassment because we have been paying lip services to it.

“The character that I play thinks because he is the crown prince, and so power belongs to him and he can do and undo and sleep with anybody and he goes around messing with all females until he finally gets caught and met his waterloo with two people who feel he should be held accountable for his actions,” the veteran actor said.

On her part, Dayo Amusa said the choice of Segun Arinze was as a result of her conviction of his acting abilities.

First and foremost, I needed someone that would help interpret the role perfectly and I saw no other person than Segun Arinze at that time. I have seen his works and I was convinced, he will play the role to the letter,” she said.

Amusa's new release is coming a year after the actress released her 2018 film, ‘That which binds us’ in the cinema.

Directed by Muyiwa Ademola, ‘Omoniyun’ features Segun Arinze, Toyin Alausa, Dayo Amusa, Bimbo Thomas, Nkechi Blessing, Olaiya Igwe, and Seilat Adebowale.

‘Omoniyun,’ an advocacy film that reveals the destruction and defilement of a young girl, who was raped by her step-father.

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