Categories: Entertainment

Anikulapo: Kunle Afolayan Reacts To Movie Snub By Oscars


Producer and director, Kunle Afolayan has reacted to his movie Anikulapo snub by the Oscar selection committee. 

The movie centres on a stranger who strikes an illicit affair with one of the King’s young wives, which eventually gets him sentenced to death after the affair was discovered.

Last month, Nigeria’s Oscar Selection Committee announced they had received three Yoruba-language submissions: AníkúlápóElesin Oba, The King’s Horseman and King of Thieves. They would go on to determine they would not enter because a majority of the selection committee voted that all three films were “non-eligible.

Afolayan had partnered with Netflix, and the movie was produced and shot by Jonathan Kovel at the recently launched KAP resort in a village in Oyo State.

The 47-year-old made clear his opinion in an Instagram post via his official handle on Monday.

“I am so pleased and delighted that the whole world has decided to tag Amikulapo film a masterpiece even though the Nigerian selection committee thinks it’s not worth submitting to the Oscars,” a disappointed Afoloyan wrote.

“Will keep making and doing my thing.”

In spite of the rejection, Anikulapo has received positive reviews from the audience and critics alike.

“Anikulapo is not just any other movie but one that will leave a lasting impression on its audience,” Prolific filmmaker, Tunde Kelani said about the movie.

A certain Twitter user also said “A funny retelling of the popular Netflix movie ANIKULAPO from the POV of Arolake and Saro.”

Another tweet read “Kunle Afolayan should be considered a national treasure at this point. Storytelling at its best.  This would be how I reward myself for jobs well done this week, a good movie.”

The movie also boasts of a strong powerhouse of actors comprised of Sola Sobowale, Bimbo Ademoye, Kunle Remi, Hakeem Kae Kazeem, Taiwo Hassan, Aisha Lawal, Moji Afolayan, Adebayo Salami, Eyiyemi Afolayan, Ariyiike Dimples, Omo Ologede, Yemi Elebuibon,

Tom Jones Usen

Disqus Comments Loading...
Published by
Tom Jones Usen
Tags: Anikulapo Kunle Afolayan

Recent Posts

  • Local

Yuletide: FG To Open 2nd Niger Bridge For One Month

  The Federal Government has disclosed that the Second Niger Bridge will only be open to traffic from December 15,…

4 hours ago
  • Local

N-Power: Lawyer Demands D’Banj’s Release, Seeks NASS Probe

  ...Challenges Ministry To Name Officials Involved In Alleged Fund Diversion   Pelumi Olajengbesi, the legal counsel for Oladapo Oyebanji,…

4 hours ago
  • Russia invades Ukraine

Putin Vows More Strikes On Ukraine Energy Infrastructure

  President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to keep battering Ukraine's energy grid despite an outcry against the systematic attacks that…

4 hours ago
  • Politics

2023: Chatham House Invites Peter Obi For Election Conversation

  World-leading policy institute and think-tank forum, Chatham House has invited the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter…

5 hours ago
  • Politics

2023: LP Secretary Reveals What Can Stop Obi From Winning

   The National Secretary of the Labour Party (LP), Umar Farouk has said only Nigerians can stop his party’s…

5 hours ago
  • Local

‘Politicians Staging Melodrama’: Rivers Govt Reacts To Attack On Maeba’s Home 

  The Rivers State Government has asked security agencies to unravel what really happened in the reported attack on Senator…

5 hours ago