‘Babalawo’ incantations in movies affected me in real life – Nollywood actor Adewale Alebiosu
Adewale Alebiosu, who frequently plays the role of a native doctor or Ifa priest in Yoruba films, has revealed that reciting certain incantations in movies had some negative consequences in real life.
Alebiosu said in a new interview with BBC Yoruba that he was just doing his job as an actor and had no idea the incantations he was reciting would come back to haunt him in real life.
“I never knew there was so much more to the incantations I was delivering. I thought I was just delivering my lines, not knowing there are repercussions to follow. Whenever I get home after the act, while I sleep I would see some strange beings and some would turn to goats and start biting me.”
The actor warned up-coming actors interested in playing such characters to be weary of the repercussions and also ensure they are prayerful.
“I’m saying this to warn them so that they don’t end up regretting their lives or ending up miserably” he said