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DAYO AMUSA’s Unforgivable Gulps N9 Million

– Cast and crew speak on the movie set for premiere on October 27

ONE of the actresses breaking barriers in the Nigerian movie industry, Dayo Amusa who has also carved a niche for herself by playing action roles in Yoruba movies, is out again with another blockbuster, Unforgivable.  The flick is in Yoruba and English languages.  However, during a chat with ENCOMIUM Weekly on Wednesday, October 2, 2013, the delectable actress revealed the reason for the choice of her cast for the movie, what inspired it and much more…


dayo amusa‘It’s an informative movie that fights domestic violence’

– DAYO AMUSA, Producer

What have you been up to?

At the moment, I am working on the premiere/cinema release of my movie, Unforgivable. The movie will be premiered on October 27, 2013, at the Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja City Mall, Lagos.  And the cinema release is on November 1, in Lagos, Abuja, Ibadan, Asaba and Port Harcourt.

Can you tell us about your movie, Unforgivable?

Unforgivable is a tale of love, devotion and loyalty.  It’s an informative movie that creates awareness to fight domestic violence which is very rampant these days.  It also encourages women to pay keen attention to health.

What inspired the movie?

It is obvious that domestic violence has become an issue that needs to be looked into with the number of cases seen, heard and read.  Unforgivable is just my way of creating awareness to fight it.

Why the choice of cast in the movie?

My choice of cast is the best I felt could give me what I wanted and I also needed a cast that would make people want to see the movie.

Why the choice of film director?

I saw some of Desmond Elliot’s works and I respect his level of creativity in bringing out the best technically and artistically.

How challenging was it for you?

It was very challenging for me, considering the choice of cast and crew.  Playing the lead character alongside Mike Ezuruonye was also very challenging.

How money gulping was the movie?

I spent N9 million plus and I am still spending.

What else should we expect from your stable?

My Shadow.


Iyabo Ojo4‘I had fun’ -IYABO OJO

What have you been up to?

I am working on the release and advert of my old school comedy movie, Sembelo, which was shot in Oshogbo.  I would be going on set again for the shooting of another movie, Silence.  But I would be taking it to Calabar this time.  It would be in English and Yoruba but majorly in English.

How did you get the script for the movie, Unforgivable?

Dayo Amusa is a friend and also a colleague.  She called me up and told me about the movie, gave me a role to play and that explains how I got the role.

How would you describe your experience?

It was nice and I had fun at the location.  It was nice working with Desmond Elliot and Mike Ezuruonye because it was a beautiful story.  So, I enjoyed working with them and interpreting the script.

How challenging was the role?

The role was not challenging but I think the producer faced more challenges because of her role.  It was okay for me.

Can you tell us about your role in the movie?

I played the role of Desmond Elliot’s wife.  We kind of had a loving family different from what Dayo Amusa and Mike Ezuruonye have.  I happened to be Dayo Amusa’s friend and we kind of gave her our support because of the relationship both families have.


Desmond Elliot‘I had challenges speaking Yoruba’


What have you been up to?

I just finished a production, Unto the Royal Heart.  Also the movie, Believable, which was shot in Bayelsa State.  It promises to be a major movie.

How did you get the script for the movie, Unforgivable?

The producer, Dayo Amusa gave me a call and asked me if I wanted to be a part of the movie and I said, yes.  So, that was how I won the role.

How would you describe your experience?

It was good working with the producer and the rest of the cast and crew.  I was excited because it showed me the type of originality they have.  Till date, I have been working with some of the crew members.

How challenging was the role?

As a director, I think it was an interesting script.  And as an actor, the challenge I had was speaking the Yoruba dialect.  Although I am Yoruba by origin, I saw Unforgivable as an opportunity to show how improved I was in speaking Yoruba.

Can you tell us about your role in the movie?

I was a friend of the lead character and I was more like the human mind, where I talk to my friend, Mike Ezuruonye about the way he was treating his wife and it got to a point where he became surprised.  For me, I don’t think his wife should be going through all that she was going through but sometimes, that is what love is about.  With love, you are with somebody you probably don’t want but because of love, you have no choice.


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