Ace popular filmmaker Kunle Afolayan has reacted following Nigeria Oscar Selection Committee’s refusal to consider his latest movie “Anikulapo” for an award.

Afolayan’s “Anikulapo,” tells the story of Saro, a zealous traveller seeking for greener pasture in the kingdom of Oyo but unfolding events and his affair with the Alaafin’s wife led to his untimely death.

His encounter with a mystical bird, which gave him power grants him a new life beyond his dreams.

As reviews continue to pour in for his newest project which was released on September 20, 2022, the award-winning movie producer expressed delight as he thanked the whole world for tagging his movie a ‘masterpiece’.


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Though he seemed disappointed the Nigeria Oscar selection committee’s thought his movie wasn’t worth submitting for an Oscar award, the 48-year-old entertainment boss promised to keep giving his best shot to every of his projects.

He wrote: “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 thinks it’s not worth submitting for the Oscars. Will keep doing my own thing.”