The Veteran Yoruba actress Margaret Bamidele Olayinka popularly known as Iya Gbongan revealed how she was attacked for playing the role of a witch in Late Yekini Ajileye’s movie, “Koto Orun” during an interview with ‘Jopagogo TV” where she shared her challenges as leader of wicked witches in movies.
The legendary movie witch whose appearance in movies sends chills after watching any of her movies while growing up because she has a way of making witchcraft appears real narrated how playing the movie Koto Orun nearly took her life.
According to the actress, she almost lost her life after the production of Koto Orun, where she played leader of a group of wicked witches. “I was confronted about five days after production in my dream during siesta after the production of Koto Orun.
She said the women flogged her for declining to join them and for revealing their mode of operation in the movie with her perfect acting. They questioned her on how she got to know how witches behave while she was sleeping in the afternoon. She concluded that she has been through a lot of challenges as a legendary witch in movies. She said she was eventually treated in Osogbo by her paternal uncle when she started feeling sick after waking up from her dream.
Honestly, it is hard to believe that this woman is not a witch in real life because she acted the role so perfectly. All hands up for the movie legend, Iya Gbonkan!!
Iya Gbonkan had featured in many evergreen movies of the times, and she had partaken in the many TV series. Her natural physique aided and befitted all her roles as a weird sister. With her look, she needed no further costume to act a gnome or to appear like a female demon.
Iya Gbonkan came into the spotlight in the early 70s, her first set of acting career was recorded during the evergreen legendary Ifa Olokun’s TV series by Pa Yemi Elebu’bon.
IYA GBONKAN’s acting prowess can best be portrayed among her movie colleagues like Olori ABIOYE, OYIBOYI, OGUNJIMI AND Iya ABENI AGBON, these TV-cinema giants were capable of turning the broad daylight into a complete darkness.
All Alhaji AJILEYE’s movies are known for their richness in revealing the secrets of the realm of the occult. KOTO ORUN was one of such movies of horror that you will never want to miss again if you have the chance to watch it once more. KOTO AYE was released after the KOTO ORUN, all of them by the same AJILEYE, including ERAN IYA OSHOGBO wish was his last movie.
Giving a brief summary of Koto Orun;
KOLEDOWO had eight children in KOTO ORUN movie and all of them were killed and roasted as suya by these angels of the darkness under the leadership of our own IYA GBONKAN.
Margret Dele Olayinka “Mojoyinola” known as Iya Gbonkan is still in alive, good health, hale and hearty. Disregard any report or rumour of her death at the time of writing this article.