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Oscars: Kunle Afolayan Reacts To Rejection Of Latest Movie ‘Anikulapo’

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Kunle Afolayan

Popular Nigerian movie maker, Kunle Afolayan, has reacted to the rejection of his latest movie ‘Anikulapo’ by Oscar members for the 2023 edition of the award.

The movie producer and director had submitted the movie for consideration for the 2023 edition of the award, however, it was rejected.

Afolayan took to his Instagram page on Monday, October 2, to express his disappointment.

He said: “I am so pleased and delighted that the whole world has decided to tag ANIKULAPO film a masterpiece even though the Nigeria Oscar selection committee think its not worth submitting for the Oscars. Will keep doing my own thing.”

Recall that the movie, Anikulapo, was released on Friday, September 30

The cast for the movie include Sola Sobowale, Bimbo Ademoye, Kunle Remi, Taiwo Hassan, Aisha Lawal, Moji Afolayan, Adebayo Salami, Eyiyemi Afolayan, Ariyiike Dimples, Omo Ologede, Yemi Elebuibon, Hakeem Kae Kazeem and others.

Anikulapo is set in the 1702 Old Oyo Empire. It is described by prolific movie maker, Tunde Kelani as sensational, beautiful, original, emotional, captivating, intriguing, thrilling and suspense-filled.

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