Scary Moment Nigerian Stuntman Fell From 3rd Mainland Bridge Into Lagoon As Stunt Double for Tobi Bakre
- Stuntman, Director Tough, has taken Nigerian movie lovers by surprise after sharing a rare BTS footage from the Nollywood blockbuster, Brotherhood
- Apparently, Tough was the stunt double for BBNaija’s Tobi Bakre whose character was required to jump off the 3rd mainland bridge into a lagoon
- Director Tough admitted that he was scared and many were seen in his comment section commending his impressive efforts
Nigeria-based stuntman, Director Tough, is currently trending in the online community after showing his fans and followers a rare behind-the-scenes footage from Jade Osiberu’s Brotherhood film.
Tough shared the video on his official Instagram page and recounted how he had to play a stunt double role for actor and ex-Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) housemate, Tobi Bakre.
Apparently, Bakre’s character required him to jump off the third mainland bridge into a lagoon in a bid to make the scene believable.
In the video shared, Tough had to undergo some exercise routines and makeup to make him look just like Bakre’s character.
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He proceeded to change into his costume and leapt into the lagoon as members of the crew watched in utter surprise.
Upon landing in the lagoon, the stuntman attempted to swim to shore before he was pulled into a boat.
Sharing the clip, Director Tough admitted that it was a scary moment for him.
Social media users react
"Brother!! This work serious o but you bad normally. One single fear no even catch me sef ."
"Amazing! He should be given the same accolades as Tobi I mean look at that flip."
"That Bullet Proof Vest Can Drown You In Seconds Am Happy You Speed Out .... Well Done Brother @directortough We Know Plenty For This Hustle Am Proud Of You Echoke ."
"I held my breath for 60 seconds! May God crown you and team's efforts with success."
"Tough abeg getat. You baaad."
"My G . Greatest!!! I’m happy u posted this. You are my own African Jackie Chan . Omo hope say u collect better ba for them to shave you Kodo like that ."
Action movies have to be fascinating
During a brief chat with Legit.ng, writer Tochi Odife submitted that while action movies may often require high-efficiency stunts, it is important to have them done by professionals.
"I believe scenes that require high-efficiency stunts in movies should be done by professionals in that field . An actor being petrified about the scene is normal, that’s why there are stuntmen who are fearless and well-equipped for that role.
"In the Nigerian movie industry, at some point, action movies have to be very fascinating as compared to their counterparts. So daredevil antics in a fast-paced action movie require daring stunts. I don’t want to say so it can be relatable to the viewers, however, if the environment is conducive enough for stunts to happen, then the professional should do it, taking away the risk to anyone who is fearful"
Speaking on Director Tough's impressive move in the BTS footage, Odife said:
"He was pumped for the role, excited even. The actor Tobi was scared for him as well as others, but he was precise and sure of his ability to pull it off."
Nollywood actor runs from film set after seeing snake
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nollywood actor went viral on social media after he was spotted in a viral clip from a film set.
Apparently, a live snake was to be included in the scene and the actor quickly took to his heels upon sighting the reptile.
"Rubber snake don finish for market?Una wan kill me cos I wan make am for life??"an IG user queried.