Many were stunned when news broke that Temi Otedola, daughter of billionaire businessman Femi Otedola, Temi, would be appearing in Kunle Afolayan’s forthcoming movie, ‘Citation’.
However in a recent encounter, the fashion blogger revealed that she auditioned for about a month before clinching the role.
“I have been watching Mr Afolayan’s films for a long time. From Figurine to October 1st and when I met him, I told him I had been watching his movies for a long time. He then told me that he had a script he was working on and the lead character is actually a girl around my age. It was a story I could relate to and I was interested. I felt it was a character I could interpret well. I read the script and I was so excited. For a whole month, I had to audition because he wasn’t sure. For about six months, we discussed the role and I’m so excited because I feel the story would resonate with people. Also, I believe that I would do justice to the role. I really cannot give much details about the script but I’m so honoured and humbled to be given this opportunity”, she told PUNCH.
Sharing what drew her to the script, Temi said: “The message is to tell women that we are hearing their stories, that we believe them. Women are being harassed in several ways and I believe that this movie would embolden those who are affected to come out and tell their stories.”