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Kunle Afolayan Speaks On What Inspired ‘Anikulapo’

Popular Nigerian movie producer, Kunle Afolayan, has opened up about the inspiration behind ‘Anikulapo’, his chart-topping movie.

In an interview with KapTV alongside Shola Sobowale, the 48-year-old stated that “Nigeria” inspired him to produce ‘Anikulapo’.

According to Afolayan, he also wanted a movie that will “depict who we are as Nigerians and Africans”.

“One I would say Nigeria is a lot of inspiration, and two I like stories that really depict who we are as Nigerians, as Africans. Then again, I’m into originality, authenticity, and the fact that the Yoruba story isn’t even yet to be scrapped,” he said.

“If you look around, gone are those days when our fathers actually started with Yoruba films but now a lot of people would rather do it in English.

“Trust me if you dig deep, the Yoruba culture, the Igbo culture, the Hausa culture, Ibibio, Benin, in fact, you would not want to do anything in English because all these cultures have deep stories that if we start, I believe for the next 100 years, we would have a lot.”

African Examiner writes that the movie is set in the 17th century Oyo Kingdom and it centers on the story of Saro, a young cloth weaver, who is brought back to life by a mystical bird after he was beaten to death for having an affair with Arolake, the Alaafin’s youngest wife.

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