“Anikulapo: Rise of the Spectre” premieres in Lagos

“Anikulapo: Rise Of The Spectre,” a six-part epic series, to be launched on Netflix on March 1, in over 190 countries across the globe premiered in Lagos on Sunday with all the major cast of the series and some other A-list actors present in their colourful and adorable attire.

Renowned comedian, Gbenga Adeyinka, hosted the event and in attendance were actors including Lateef Adedimeji, Kunle Remi, Bimbo Ademoye, Femi Adebayo, Monalisa
Chinda, Jaiye Kuti, Sola Sobowale, Taiwo Hassan and Gabriel Afolayan among several others.
Speaking during the premier held at Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja, the Producer and Director of the series, Kunle Afolayan said the movie has been in the works for eight years.

He also appreciated everyone who contributed to the success of the series.

He said “Anikulapo: Rise of the Spectre is something that has been in the work for eight years and finally, it is here.

“I want to especially thank “Olodumare” for the grace, for the knowledge and the wisdom. I want to thank my cast and the crew for believing in the dream, for believing in me and for always being there.
“I want to thank Maami for the prayers at night and the day. May God be with you.
I want to thank all our supporters, everybody who has contributed to making today happen.”

“Anikulapo: Rise of the Spectre”, is a spinoff from the hit movie, “Anikulapo.”
The series picks up the event from where the movie left off, following the life of Saro and his wife.

Akala, the mysterious bird which resurrected Saro (Kunle Remi) in the first instalment, is also back but not as friendly as the people would have liked.

The four-part series will explore the themes of betrayal, revenge, and the fight for ultimate power.

The series was shot at the Kunle Afolayan Production (KAP) Film Village in Komu-Igbojaye, Oyo State, with a cast and crew of 600 people.
Apart from its success at the box office, Anikulapo, won the Overall Best Movie at the 9th edition of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA) 2023.

The movie, a Netflix original also clinch the award for the Best Sound Editor, Best Sound Track, Best Writer and Best Indigenous Language Movie at the Award Ceremony.


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