Are you a fan of Kemi Adetiba’s Movie? then you have to read this article about her latest Movie which she titled King of Boys: The Return of the King which is a sequel to King of Boys which was officially released on October 20, 2018
After much wait, the highly-anticipated movie King of Boys: The Return of the King, was released officially on Netflix Friday, August 27, 2021.
The film, produced and directed by Kemi Adetiba and starring Sola Sobowale as the lead character and antagonist, has been stirring a lot of buzz on social media with Sola Sobowale featuring in a number of snippets and social media influencers doing skits mimicking her.
Sola Sobowale is Known as Eniola Salami in the film, Sola Sobowale is a very powerful and influential political figure in the film, using all that is at her disposal to eliminate her enemies.
In the prequel released on October 20, 2018, she was arrested and jailed but was able to escape and leave the country. In the sequel which is KOB: The Return of the King, she is back in Lagos to join the gubernatorial race of becoming the governor of the state which involves using a lot of dark powers, making her known as ‘Laburu’, meaning evil in the Yoruba Language.
Here are key reasons why there’s so much excitement about seeing the movie:
1. Understanding the dark side of Nigerian politics.
Nigeria is a large country riddled with corruption and struggles for power at whatever cost. It’s been a running theme in the history of the country and as such it has been difficult to bring culpable people to justice.
King of Boys depicts what goes on underground in Nigerian politics in the quest for power. Sola Sobowale’s character in the film lays that perfect example. The depth to which it was exposed in the first film will continue in this sequel and this is an eye-opener on why the push for good governance, accountability, and transparency must continue because if it doesn’t, it will come at the cost of the country remaining stagnant and innocent lives wasting away.
2. Kemi Adetiba’s award-winning direction.
King of Boys is the second feature film directed by Kemi Adetiba after The Wedding Party 1 in 2016 which was a massive success. The success of that movie took Kemi Adetiba’s name further up having had a glamorous career as a radio and television host in the past. It was clear the first installment of King of Boys was not going to disappoint and that same feeling is going into this sequel.
3. Sola Sobowale’s ‘A game’ character interpretation.
Sola Sobowale isn’t an unknown name in the Nigerian movie industry, having a successful career in both English and Yoruba movies. She is popularly known to be cast as a character that is very loud, aggressive, and volatile. However, in King of Boys, she not only displayed this but also added the element of cool, calm, rich, and savvy, the perfect picture of a sophisticated aristocrat. It was top-notch acting and no one could have done the role better. From the snippets she’s done, expect more from her in the King of Boys: Return of the King sequel.
4. The rest of the cast.
If there’s one thing that has stood out in Kemi Adetiba’s films, it is the cast. Her films have contained many A-list actors and actresses in Nollywood in relation to their role Interpretation ability. In the Wedding Party 1, names such as Adesua Etomi, Bankole Wellington (Banky W), Sola Sobowale, Ireti Doyle, Richard Mofe-Damijo (RMD), Zainab Balogun, Ayo Makun (Ay), and Frank Dongawere cast, while in the first installment of King of Boys, Adesua Etomi and Sola Sobowale were recast with music artists Illbliss and Reminiscefeaturing, as well as Osas Ighodaro alongside veterans actors Akin Lewis and Jide Kosoko.
In the sequel, we are expected to see Richard Mofe-Damijo and Charly Boyappear alongside much of the cast from the first installment. All of this creates an exciting and thrilling viewing experience with nothing but a brilliant character interpretation from beginning to end.
5. The international/Global appeal.
In the past, Nigerian movies have struggled to get international/Global recognition because of how extremely low they are on a budget and overall production. However, with a shift away from DVD releases to cinema and digital releases, more movies are now getting acclaim. All Kemi Adetiba’s productions have gone in this direction, giving her huge recognition. With King of Boys: The Return of the King set for release on Netflix, it will certainly have everyone talking about it across the globe.
Source: Pulse NG