The 69 year Old woman has represented her hometown, Nigeria well after her feature on the Black Is King visual album.
Mojisola Odegbami ’69 never thought a travel to the US for medical treatment would end with her appearing on one of the world’s top artists album.
The 69 year Nigerian grandma told the CNN that her journey to America was for a medical purpose. Then during that trip she met Fola-jomu “FJ Akinmurele who was an actor.
“I was staying with my daughters friend, and this friend of hers has a 7-year-old son. The son, FJ, is the main character in ‘Black Is King’,” 69 year old grandma explained.
Mojisola was the one who drove FJ to practice as his mom was not around. Despite her frequent presence during rehearsals, the grandma was never cast until FJ’s mom signed her with a talent agency.
“I was out shopping one day and she called me, and asked that I come home immediately. I was scared you know. She said it is very important and I need to please come back home. That was how I found myself on the way to L.A that same day for a part in the album. I initially didn’t want to go but she kept begging me, so I agreed,” explained the grandma.
She appeared in one of the tracks called Bigger, portraying the character of an African queen. In mood, she was elegant in African traditional print as she tied gele.
Mojisola said she was really happy about representing Nigeria and Africa at large on the album, thanking her daughters friend for the great opportunity.