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About Anikulapo 2022 Movie

A mystical folklore drama revolving around the life of a young zealous man seeking for greener pasture in great Oyo Kingdom. Unfolding events & his illicit affair with the king’s wife leads to his untimely death & encounter with a mystical bird believed to give & take life.”

Full Movie Synopsis

Aníkúlápó narrates the story of Saro (played by Kunle Remi) who has recently arrived in Oyo as a stranger and a traditional textile weaver who uses the aso-ofi loom and technique.

Saro has an illicit romance with Queen Arolake (played by Bimbo Ademoye) who has an unhappy marriage because she is not interested in the king, but it is her duty to lay with him.

She is also young and uninterested in the older king’s constant attention. His favoritism brings up rivalries with the other, older queens, who mistreat her. She and Saro fall in love. As they make plans to elope, word of their affair gets to the king, who sentences Saro to death.

Based on the mythical Akala bird which wakes him from death, Saro, through the astute actions of Arolake, gains the power to resurrect the dead and earns the name, Anikulapo (Aníkúlápó), which means the “one that holds death in his purse.” As Saro becomes popular in their new village Ojumo, he sets amorous eyes on other women and betrays Arolake.

His excessive pride is his hubris as he begins to make inordinate demands from the villagers before he can raise the dead. When Arolake hears that Saro has asked for the king’s daughter before he can restore life to the king’s heir, she undermines the source of his power and deserts him. Saro fails to resurrect the prince and discovers he no longer has the power to tame death.

Anikulapo 2022 Movie Details

Title : Anikulapo 2022

Cast: Kunle Remi, Bimbo Ademoye, Sola Sobowale, Kunle Afolayan, Aisha Lawal, Mr Macaroni, Dele Odule.

Director: Kunle Afolayan


Aníkúlápó is a 2022 Nigerian epic fantasy film produced by Kunle Afolayan and distributed by Netflix. Released on 30 September 2022, It stars Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Sola Sobowale, Kunle Remi, Bimbo Ademoye, and Taiwo Hassan in the lead role. The film was shot in Oyo State and Afolayan has described the work as a “Game of Thrones recreated in Nigeria but with a better representation of our culture (Yoruba culture)”

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