Kunle Afolayan Announces Highly-Anticipated Sequel ‘Anikulapo: Rise of the Spectre’
Exciting news electrifies the movie industry as acclaimed filmmaker Kunle Afolayan reveals the forthcoming sequel to his award-winning film ‘Anikulapo’. Afolayan took to Instagram to share the thrilling update, unveiling the title of the sequel as ‘Anikulapo: Rise of the Spectre’, which will captivate audiences as a gripping four-part series exclusively on Netflix.
Afolayan, renowned for his exceptional storytelling, expressed his enthusiasm for the project, promising that ‘Rise of the Spectre’ will bring back the original cast while introducing fresh talents like the acclaimed Lateef Adedimeji, who will add depth to the enthralling narrative. Produced in collaboration with Golden Effects Pictures and Kap Motion Pictures, this sequel promises to elevate the cinematic experience to new heights.
Penned by the talented Sola Dada, recipient of the prestigious Best Writer in a Drama award at the recently concluded Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA), ‘Anikulapo: Rise of the Spectre’ aims to surpass expectations. The series embarks on uncharted territory, delving into the intricate concept of reincarnation and exploring the profound connection of souls across lifetimes.
ANIKULAPO – RISE OF THE SPECTER is a 4 part NETFLIX original series. pic.twitter.com/rGMw5bCni5
— Adedimeji Lateef (@TheDimejiLateef) May 31, 2023
Following the monumental success of the original ‘Anikulapo’ movie, which garnered global recognition on Netflix with an astonishing 8,730,000 views within a mere two weeks, ‘Rise of the Spectre’ invites viewers on a captivating journey through time. With a colossal cast and crew of over 600 members, Afolayan’s first venture into a feature series guarantees a visually stunning and emotionally powerful experience that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats.
The sequel welcomes back beloved characters from the first installment while introducing intriguing new faces, promising an extraordinary ensemble performance. Set in the magnificent Oyo Kingdom of the 17th century, ‘Anikulapo’ revolves around Saro, a gifted cloth weaver, whose life takes an extraordinary turn after being revived by a mystical bird. Saro’s pursuit of a better life in the grand Oyo Kingdom delves into themes of identity and rebirth in Africa, offering a multidimensional perspective on these profound concepts.
The original movie boasted an impressive cast, including Kunle Remi, Bimbo Ademoye, Adebayo Salami, Taiwo Hassan, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Sola Shobowale, and Yinka Quadri. The screen was also graced by notable names such as Toyin Afolayan, Kareem Adepoju, Eyiyemi Afolayan, Faithia Williams, and Aisha Lawal, who delivered stellar performances that captivated audiences.
‘Anikulapo’ earned an astonishing four prestigious awards, including the coveted ‘Best Overall Movie, Africa’, at the 2023 Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA) ceremony. With such accolades and the remarkable success of the first installment, the anticipation for ‘Rise of the Spectre’ continues to soar, leaving movie enthusiasts eagerly awaiting its release.
Stay tuned for more updates on ‘Anikulapo: Rise of the Spectre’ as Kunle Afolayan and his talented team gear up to create another cinematic masterpiece that promises to captivate hearts and minds alike.