Who played Terrible in Gangs of Lagos? Explained

By Louie Fecou
Published: April 13, 2023 (Last updated: August 17, 2023)

Who played Terrible in Gangs of Lagos? We discuss one of the small but pivotal characters in the popular film, and so this article will contain spoilers.

Amazon Prime Video released the action crime thriller, Gangs of Lagos, on April 7th, 2023, and it was the first Amazon original film to hail from Africa.

The Nigerian film has made its mark on the platform and has caused a bit of a stir.

Its depiction of violence and gang life, with an ensemble cast of characters, is a gritty look at a group of friends trying to survive on the violent streets of Isale Eko, Lagos.

The film has recently found itself the center of controversy, as the Commissioner for Tourism, Arts, and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, said the Ministry, being the regulatory body and custodian of the culture of Lagos State, viewed the film as a mockery of the Heritage of Lagos.

However, fans have found the cast as interesting as the movie, so this street-wise article is going to focus on one of them and answer the question of who played Terrible in Gangs Of Lagos (that was his character’s name, not a statement)

What is Gangs of Lagos about?

The movie follows a group of friends growing up in the Isale Eko area of Lagos who have been involved in crime and violence on the streets.

When Obalola and his friends steal a bag from a woman, his presence is requested by the leader of the street, who was impressed by Obalola’s confidence.

Gang leader Nino takes Obalola under his wing and tries to mold him into becoming a better person.

However, Nino dies, and the friends are now under the scrutiny of the more ruthless gang lord Kazeem, and events start to escalate out of control.

Who is the character Terrible in Gangs of Lagos?

Spoilers ahead – Terrible is a character in the story that has a small but pivotal role in the events of the film. When Panama is murdered, it is revealed that Kazeem ordered Terrible to murder him, and if he didn’t do this, his daughter was to be kidnapped. Terrible is himself kidnapped by Oba and his team, and they make him tell them where they can find Kazeem.

Terrible is killed after begging for his life and being ready to tell them everything he knew.

Who plays Terrible in Gangs of Lagos?

The character of Terrible is played by actor Black Kamoru, and this is his first screen credit.

Very little is known about this actor.

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