Tobi Makinde has opened up on what he went through while shooting the most popular Nigerian movie, “A Tribe Called Judah”.
Tobi Makinde played the role of Shina in the hit film A Tribe Called Judah. According to him, the role given to him stretched him as he had never played such a role in movies before.
Tobi disclosed that he portrayed a mobster before, so he had to learn how to handle the persona. He disclosed that when the role was given to him, the individual who came to mind was controversial singer Habeeb Okikiola, also known as Portable.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Legit. ng, he stated that he needed to draw inspiration from the controversial “Zazoo Zehh” crooner to portray his role as Shina well. He also touched on the image some people had about him when they saw him flaunting a hairdo, among others.
“The character Shina stretched me creatively in the sense that I had to enter another realm, a realm that I had never been to before. Actors draw inspiration from so many things. Some draw from past experiences, and some draw from the experiences of other people”
“For me, I had to pick a reference and it was Singer Portable because when I saw the character that was being created, I felt that he was the best reference to use to interpret the role. I had to do to follow Portable on social media to watch his videos. He makes me laugh and I learned a lot from watching him do his thing. I also had to pull a lot of street language to bring the character to life.”