Niyola makes acting debut in Kunle Afolayan’s film

NIGERIAN songstress, Eniola ‘Niyola’ Akinbo has made her acting debut in Kunle Afolayan’s new feature film, ‘Swallow.’

Niyola takes on the lead role of Tolani Ajao in the adaptation of Sefi Atta’s best-selling novel.

Niyola, who has been off the radar as a result of a brief hiatus, was tasked with taking on the role of a bright-eyed young woman who tries to make it in the obstacle-ridden Lagos.

Speaking on her debut acting character, the former EME signee said, “I want to tell the entire story but, nerves. I am super thankful to Kunle Afolayan for choosing me to play this role and for pushing me to see beyond my sight. I enjoyed every bit of it.”

Continuing, she said, “The entire cast and crew were so kind and warm. Thank you as I am over the moon and can’t wait for you all to meet Tolani.”

Niyola joins other acts like Ijeoma Grace Agu, Deyemi Okanlawon, Eniola Badmus, Chioma Akpotha, Kelvin Ikeduba, Offiong Anthony Edet, and Olusegun Remi in the film.

Afolayan opts for a retro film look that pays perfect homage to a nostalgic past in the cinematic masterpiece.

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