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What Jagun Jagun movie did to my career –Fathia Balogun

Veteran actress, Fathia Balogun, has shared how Femi Adebayo’s movie Jagun Jagun, has brought positive changes to her life.

She shared her thoughts at an outdoor event that featured the movie maker, Adebayo and other people.

As reported by Royalng, Fathia said that being part of the popular movie made her feel excited and enthusiastic again.

She mentioned that the movie had a big impact on her, especially in terms of making her famous again.

Even though the 54-year-old actress had been in many movies, she felt like people didn’t know her as much anymore; but when she played the character, Erinfunto, who is the wife of Adebayo’s character in the movie, the warrior Ogundiji, something amazing happened. It’s like her career got a fresh start.

She thanked Adebayo for giving her the opportunity and said that Jagun Jagun not only brought back her fame but also boosted her confidence and made her feel connected to her fans again.

Fathia said, “Jagun Jagun has brought back my confidence. It has brought back my fame. It has brought back my fans. I want to thank Femi Adebayo. I have worked with him in so many movies, but I think Jagun Jagun is my number one. It has sparked a new fire inside me and in my acting.”

Adebayo, who was sitting next to Fathia as she spoke, became emotional and even shed  tears of happiness because of her kind words about his work.

Jagun Jagun (The Warrior) is a 2023 Netflix original epic Yoruba film produced by Femi Adebayo Salami and Euphoria360 Media.

The movie, starring Femi Adebayo, Adedimeji Lateef, Bimbo Ademoye, Fathia Balogun, Mr Macaroni, Bukunmi Oluwasina, Ibrahim Yekini and Muyiwa Ademola, etc. was directed by Adebayo Tijani and Tope Adebayo Salami.

The movie tells the story of a warlord named Ogundiji who begins to feel threatened by the potential of a young warrior, Gbotija whose main aim is to avenge the death of his father.

On August 10, Jagun Jagun was released on Netflix to critical acclaim and within 48 hours of release, it began trending in the United Kingdom and seventeen other countries.

It earned over two million views in its first three days, and 3.7 million views by August 20, making it one of the top 10 most-watched non-English films during that period.

Christiana Alabi-Akande
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