Simi has been casted with other big names like Femi
Adebayo, Ayo Adesanya, Faithia Williams,
Lateef Oladimeji.
This was made known by Kunle Afolayan on

kunleafo It is Official: Simi @symplysimi is
featuring in Mokalik a Kunle Afolayan film. ‘Jamb
Questiom’ crooner, Simisola Ogunleye, aka Simi,
has accepted a role in Kunle Afolayan’s coming
film, ‘Mokalik’ (Mechanic). The agreement was
formalised on Sunday, at the filmmaker’s office, in
Lagos. Beaming with smiles, it is obvious that the
sonorous singer, who returned with a ‘Yes’ to
Afolayan’s Golden Effects’ office after a week of
studying the script, cannot wait to make her debut
on the big screen. Taking to Instagram minutes
later, she shared a voiceless video of herself
seated beside Afolayan and flaunting the movie
script, with the caption: “ @kunleafo and a girl with
a script she likes very much.” ‘Mokalik’ (Mechanic)
follows the career of an 11-year-old boy, Jaiye,
from the middle-class suburbs who spends the day
as a lowly apprentice at a mechanic workshop in
order to view life from the other side of the tracks.
Afolayan says ‘Mokalik’ is a slight departure from
the flicks he had shot in the past, adding that there
will be two versions of the film; one for the
Nigerian market – the other for the international
market. Screen-played by Tunde Babalola,
inspiration for the story, according to the
filmmaker came during his constant visit to the
mechanic workshop where he refurbished his much
publicised Vintage car (Thunderbird Ford 1965)
recently, while the film title, a Yoruba corrupt
pronunciation of mechanic is from a scene in one
of his late father (Ade Love)’s classic, ‘Taxi Driver’.
“Visiting the mechanic workshop after about 15
years opened my eyes to a lot of things that I
believe the world should know about our local auto
car repairs industry,” he said. Simi will be playing
Simi; daughter of a Buka (cafeteria)owner whose
character holds a significant part in the movie plot.
In the all-Yoruba cast movie, Simi will be acting
alongside notable actors like Femi Adebayo, Ayo
Adesanya, Faithia Williams, Lateef Oladimeji and
comic actors like Wale Akorede (Okunu), Ayo

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