Oscars rejects Kunle Afolayan’s Anikulapo movie
Kunle Afolayan’s newly released movie, Anikulapo has been disqualified from the nomination list of the Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars.
despite the global reception that Kunle Afolayan’s Anikulapo has received since its release, the Academy Awards does not deem it worthy to make its nomination list.
The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, are awards for artistic and technical merit in the American and international film industry. The awards are regarded by many as the most prestigious, significant awards in the entertainment industry worldwide.
Expressing his disappointment on his Instagram page moments ago, Kunle Afolayan 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 think its not worth submitting for the Oscars. Will keep doing my own thing”
Netizens express disappointment
The news has since upset many Nigerians and even global fans.
One Tee music responded saying “Their validation isn’t needed baba mi, just keep doing your own things sir, it’s a masterpiece, I learned a lot watching this…. “
One Casie wrote “No validation needed! The lessons in the movie is numerous!!! Everything and scene on the movie is a Hit”
One Brukeme wrote “What no Oscar nomination for this film . Pls can they tell us why ? Bcos I was looking forward to it for an Oscar award. Is it the story telling? Is it cast ? Is it picture ? Is the amazing effects? Biko why is this film not Oscar worthy. I will like to understand”
One Deola wrote “Anikulapo
that has been trending on Twitter back to back…Nigeria Oscar will be ok”
One Christiana wrote “Not worth submitting’ ??? How do they know what is worth submitting if they have never submitted any movie that’s won a prize, on what yardstick are they measuring by?The movie is a masterpiece which is equaled to none.”
Celebrities attend Anikulapo movie premiere
Kemi FIlani recalls that it was a battle Afro centric fashion on September 25 as Toyin Abraham, Bimbo Ademoye, Sharon Ooja, Bisola Aiyeola, and Aisha Lawal stormed filmmaker Kunle Afolayan’s Anikulapo movie premiere in gorgeous outfits.
Anikulapo movie arrived on Netflix on September 30 and it features Kunle’s aunt Toyin Afolayan, Sola Sobowale, Adebayo Salami, Faithia Williams, Bimbo Ademoye, Kunle Remi Ronke Oshodi-Oke, Sunday Omobolanle, Taiwo Hassan, Dele Odule, Adewale Adeoye, Aisha Lawal, content creators Ikorodu Boiz, Macaroni and Hollywood star Hakeem Kae-Kazim.
the star-studded movie premiere was held in Lagos on Sunday and many celebrities showed up rocking their best traditional attire.