SYNOPSIS TO THE MOVIE “OMO IYA OSUN”
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YETUNDE BARNABAS ACTED AS OSUNSEMILORE; AFEEZ ABIODUN ACTED AS OTUN; MIIDE FM ABIODUN ACTED AS OSUNMUYIWA; SEGUN OGUNGBE ACTED AS COLLINS; LATEEF ADEDIMEJI ACTED AS FIYIN; ABOLAJI AMUSAN ACTED AS ASEKUNLOWO; MERCY AIGBE ACTED AS DPO; GBENGA OLADUNNI ACTED AS KABIYESI; TOYIN AFOLAYAN ACTED AS IYALODE; TOYIN OLADIRAN ACTED AS OSUNYELE; MONSURU IJAYEGBEMI ACTED AS OSI; BUKKY RAJI ACTED AS OSUNFUNKE; SOLA OLAIBI ACTED AS OFFICER; SUNDAY OGUNREMI ACTED AS FIYIN’S FRIEND; SHERIFF KAZEEM ACTED AS IFA; ALIU GAFFER ACTED AS OWONIKOKO; CHARITY OHIMAI ACTED AS IBIDUN; ROBBERS- BUKOLA ADEEYO, WUNMI TORIOLA, FOLORUNSHO ADEOLA, OLUWASHEYI EDUN
STORY: AFEEZ ABIODUN; PRODUCER: YETUNDE BARNABAS; EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: KHALIFA MAROOF A. AFOLAYAN (HIGH CHIEF OLOBA OF EJULAND); DIRECTOR: AFEEZ ABIODUN
DURATION: 1 HOUR 11 MINUTES
Osunsemilore ( Yetunde Barnabas) is a virgin. She is the current calabash bearer in a particular town which comes with a lot of gifts from the Kabiyesi-King (Gbenga Oladunni) and also from those who visit the town during the festival to receive blessings from her. Being the calabash bearer, she must remain virgin and stay away from crime.
Fiyin ( Lateef Adedimeji) who is Osunsemilore’s boyfriend constantly fights with her because of her refusal to have sex with him. One day, Fiyin and his close friend (Sunday Ogunremi) visit Osunsemilore’s aunty- Osunmuyiwa (Mide FM Abiodun) to report her refusal to have sex with him and this happens next
Find out what happens next in the plot
It starts out with procession by some group of osun worshippers
Two young ladies while walking on the road gist about the impressive way the calabash bearer-Osunsemilore (Yetunde Barnabas) carried the calabash during the festival. They also praised her dance prowess. One of the ladies opines that she is the best of all the calabash bearers that she has ever known. They both decide to stop by at Osunsemilore’s place for more of her blessings before the end of the 7th day celebration.
The calabash bearer- Osunsemilore is with her aunty Osunmuyiwa (Mide FM Abiodun) whom she adores. Osunmuyiwa visits her with a gift. She also lauds Osunsemilore’s dance prowess during the festival.
The king and his chiefs are happy about the success of the festival. They praise Osunsemilore- the calabash bearer for dancing and also delivering well. They suggest that the king should hold a gift for the calabash bearer while going for final blessings at her place since she would soon be returning to school.
The king goes to visit the calabash bearer- Osunsemilore for blessings. She blesses him and he prays for her in return. The king tells Osunsemilore that he has sent something to her through her mother- Osunyele (Toyin Oladiran). On his way out, she asks the king to call in other chiefs, but the king instead returns with one of his visitors- Collins (Segun Ogungbe) first. Osunsemilore prays for Collins as well
Osunsemilore is returning to school. Her mother-Osunyele tells her to be a good girl and not forget the child of who she is back in school. Osunyele pleads with Osunsemilore not to misbehave and she promises not to misbehave
Osunsemilore’s boyfriend Fiyin (Lateef Adedimeji) is on the phone with her. He wants to know if she is back from her journey to the village, but she replies no. Fiyin’s countenance shows that he is not pleased with the way his girlfriend-Osunsemilore is treating him especially her refusal to have sex with him.
Osunsemilore hooks up with her boyfriend- Fiyin and friend (Sunday Ogunremi). She thanks them for helping her out all through the days she was absent in school.
Fiyin and Osunsemilore are together. Fiyin pleads with her to allow him sex her but she tells him that it is a taboo and there would be repercussion if she allows him. But Fiyin keeps insisting on having sex with her and even tells her that they should hide it from everybody. Seeing that he is not ready to understand her, Osunsemilore walks away from him.
Osunsemilore, Fiyin and friend are together. Fiyin tells his friend to help talk to his girlfriend concerning her refusal to sleep with him. Fiyin’s friend tries to persuade Osunsemilore to have sex with her boyfriend, but it doesn’t work. The frustrated friend of Fiyin tells Fiyin that he should have applied all methods just to sleep with her. This doesn’t go down well with Osunsemilore, so she leaves their gathering in annoyance and tells Fiyin to stay away from her. Fiyin is not happy with his friend is going about it, so he goes after Osunsemilore, but he shuns her.
Back at the hostel, Osunsemilore is in tears; she brings out her phone and flips through all his pictures. This makes her remember Fiyin’s promises to wait and never hurry her, till she is ready to have sex. She calls him and again warns him to stay away from her.
Fiyin upset by what Osunsemilore said the other day on the phone storms Osunsemilore’s hostel and threatens to deal with her. Osunsemilore in return also threatens to deal with him.
Osunsemilore who has been seen as a good girl suddenly turns armed robber. She and her squad (ROBBERS- Bukola Adeeyo, Wunmi Toriola, Folorunsho Adeola, Oluwasheyi Edun) visits one of the chief’s houses AsekunLowo (Abolaji Amusan) and cart away with all his money. Asekunlowo calls the police who pursue them but are unable to catch them.
Asekunlowo in tears goes over to the king’s place to report the calabash bearer. But the king and all present in the palace do not believe him most especially because she is in school. They accuse Asekunlowo of lying on the calabash bearer. To further prove that he is telling lies, they call in Osunsemilore’s mother- Osunleye to know if her daughter is back from school. Osunyele tells them no. Osunyele calls her daughter in front of the king and his subordinates to verify if she came home but she replies no. They warn Asekunlowo never to repeat such act, including his trusted friend Otun (Afeez Abiodun) who also doesn’t believe him. Meanwhile, Osunsemilore is seen reading with her friend in the hostel for her final exams.
Osunsemilore appears in a man’s car, but as soon as she sights the police coming close to his vehicle, she disappears. As soon the uniformed men are out of sight, she re-appears and directs the young man to her squad. They snatch his vehicle from him and also ask him to use his phone to take pictures of them posing with their various guns.
The man that Osunsemilore and her squad snatched his vehicle goes straight to the police station to report the incident. He shows the DPO (Mercy Aigbe) pictures of the robbers. She is amazed that women have the heart to be hardened armed robbers like some men. The victim also tells the DPO that during the raid, the robbers kept on chanting “osun”. The DPO promises to arrest the culprits.
Osunsemilore goes over to her aunty Osunmuyiwa’s place to greet her as well as tell her that she is a graduate. Osunmuyiwa congratulates her on the successful completion of her academic studies. She takes her out to celebrate her day with her.
Again, Osunsemilore robs another family. This time, Collins (Segun Ogungbe) and his wife
Collins goes to the police station to report the robbery incident. He tells them that he knows the lady and has met her before the robbery during the town’s festival. He also tells the police that she is a calabash bearer and usually blesses people during the festival. Collins tells them that she also blessed him during the festival
Osunsemilore goes over to see her mummy-Osunyele to tell her about the completion of her academic studies. Osunyele celebrates her daughter. In their discussion, Osunyele finds out that her daughter has been to Osunmuyiwa’s place to also tell her about the completion of her academic studies. Osunyele however cautions her daughter and tells her that when one is becoming successful it should be hidden so that they do not harm her. Meanwhile, Osunsemilore reminds her mum about Osunmuyiwa’s celebration- her maternal grandfather’s burial the next day.
The police go to the king’s palace to report Osunsemilore ‘s criminal acts. They tell him and his chiefs their intention to arrest her. They go over to her mum’s place and arrest her. Osunmuyiwa shows up and they all follow her to the police station.
Osunsemilore’s mum goes over to the shrine where it is revealed to her that her niece- Osunmuyiwa is the one behind her daughter’s predicament and has been the one using her body to rob. The herbalist tries to harm Osunmuyiwa but Osunyele tells him to allow her find out from Osunmuyiwa why she did what she did.
Osunyele goes over to Osunmuyiwa’s house to know why she did what she did. Osunmuyiwa without mincing words tells her that she is behind her daughter’s predicament and she is paying her back in her own coin. She reminds Osunyele of what she did
Osunmuyiwa is moody and Osunyele is able to notice this and ask her what the problem is. She opens up to Osunyele about her sexual urge and also tells her that the men in her life always demand for sex, but once she refuses, they leave her. Osunyele wanting her downfall and trying to secure the seat for her daughter- Osunsemilore misleads her. She tells her to sleep with the men that she would cover up her secret for her.
The king soon discover that Osunmuyiwa is no longer a virgin. Osunmuyele speaks against her in front of the king and also calls her wayward girl pretending not to have given her a bad advice. They soon strip her of her position as a calabash bearer and her mum dies after the shameful incident..
(Osunmuyiwa continues her story, but this time some of the osun worshippers are there with her)
To retaliate for what Osunyele did to her in the past, she decides to also put her daughter into shame and strip her off the “calabash bearer” title. So she goes to the waterside to place a curse on Osunsemilore to always do evil and good at the same time. She also uses voodoos on her to make her sleep with her boyfriend Fiyin.
After narrating the story, the other osun worshippers condemn Osunyele’s acts but also tells Osunmuyiwa that paying evil back for evil only extends evil.
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