When it comes to understanding the assignment, we have a few Nollywood actors that fall into this category and refusing to recognize Shaffy Bello for that should be a punishable crime. Shaffy has gone from screen acting to music to theatre acting and now back to screen acting all in less than three decades and has bodied all three careers. Here is a rating of a few of Shaffy Bello’s films available on netflix.

YOUR EXCELLENCY (2019)

This 2019 political comedy-drama follows the story of a comical political Chief Ajadi, whose prospect of winning the presidential election changes as a result of social media. Shaffy Bello plays the role of Laide Ajadi, Chief’s first wife who left him after his numerous failed presidential election. I think Shaffy Bello was perfectly cast to emulate the grace that first wives usually have. The poise, the eloquence and the entitlement that the character had was practically moulded for her person. However I didn’t quite like the scenes that required her to stoop low and be more embarrassing than graceful, those scenes were really hard to watch. In terms of delivery, embodiment and overall performance I would rate it a 8.5/10.

ELEVATOR BABY (2019)

This film follows the story of spoilt, rich kid, Dare, who gets stuck in an elevator with a lower class pregnant woman. Yeah, that’s it, that’s all. Shaffy played the role of Dare’s mother, Mrs Williams. I think it’s rather unfortunate that such a big name was cast but had barely ten scenes in the entire film. But when you have talent you have talent, whether you have one scene or more. She delivered more than a hot slap to Dare when he was being disrespectful, she delivered a quite memorable performance. In terms of delivery, embodiment and overall performance I would rate it a 8/10.

2 WEEKS IN LAGOS (2020)

2 Weeks in Lagos follows the story of two strangers who fall in within two weeks and decide to get married, but the groom’s family has a preffered bride for him instead. Shaffy Bello played the role of Mrs Makinde, Lola’s (Beverly Naya) mother. Inasmuch as she killed the role, I do believe being the evil mother – okay not evil, maybe ruthless- fits her a little more. It’s almost as if she and Joke Silva switched roles, as Joke Silva played the ruthless mother. It did feel a weird watching Shaffy Bello act so nice and loving without any secret agenda, but she gave a good performance either way. In terms of delivery, embodiment and overall performance I would rate it a 7/10.

I really wish Shaffy Bello would be cast in more lead roles, her personality and talent can’t be expressed to full capacity in a supporting role. If you’re familiar with Africa Magic’s Battleground you’ll know what I’m talking about. Shaffy is one actor I absolutely love to see on screen, can not wait to see what more she has in store for us.

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