Undoubtedly, Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys was a smash and it has its talented cast to thank for that. Importantly, the performances of Reminisce and iLLBliss, two rappers making their Nollywood debut and also simultaneously harnessing their bad-boy personas of their music careers for the film. In a Pulse exclusive, iLLBliss has revealed that he has received over sixteen scripts since playing Malay Odogwu in King of Boys, but the reason he hasn’t latched onto any is because he doesn’t want to be typecasted.
”I have about 16-20 scripts now, they are all Odogu Malay archetype, they want to put me in that box, No, I want dynamism. Thank God for King of Boys.” He said. Asked about if he envisaged the movie to be successful, he replied: ”It’s crazy, when I open my inbox, it’s a whole different set of people, these are not hip-hop fans, just messages from people who had seen the movie, then I had people stalking me because I killed Reminisce, so I am like, you guys take this thing seriously though. I took my parents to watch it and they literally were in tears, everybody was proud.”
In preparing for his role, iLLBliss watched Juice, Menace to the society, Boys in the Hood, Above the Rim, movies that successful rappers have starred in. Whenever iLLBliss finally finds that next role he would like to play, you guys would be the first to know.
When Bernard Dayo isn’t writing about pop culture, he’s watching horror movies and reading comics and trying to pretend his addiction to Netflix isn’t a serious condition.
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