‘King of Thieves’ makes N170m in 3 weeks
A Nollywood Actor, Femi Adebayo, says his new epic movie, titled ‘King of Thieves’ known as Agesinkole, generated over N170 million in its first three weeks premiere at the cinema.
Adebayo disclosed this in an interview on Sunday in Ilorin.
He said the movie, which cost him several millions of naira to produce, made over N43 million in three days at its first opening at the cinema despite being the Ramadan period.
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The popular movie producer, cum lawyer and actor, said that the plan was to leave the film at the cinema for two months where it was expected to make not less than N200 million.
Nollywood actor and producer, Femi Adebayo in King of Thieves movie.
“In the history of Nollywood, no movie has ever made N43 million in three days of its opening at the cinema, that is an amount of money some movies will make in three months.
“The movie has actually paved way for many providers and producers that are producing indigenous contents,” ho said.
Adebayo, who disclosed that the movie took him more than a year to produce, said it was a huge success and that he least expecting the acceptability of the work.
He said the movie was his first traditional film, adding that it has always been his dream to produce that kind of movie for so many years in the industry.
“The plan was to do a huge movie that will remind people the beauty of Yoruba culture and I waited till it was time.
“My intention was to showcase the beauty of Yoruba culture to the entire world and at the same time to be able to say one or two things about the society, especially our leaders.
“When I was much younger, I had the opportunity to see the beautiful works of Albert Ogunde, he showcased that beauty in Yoruba culture being a Yoruba man,” Adebayo said.
Talking about the challenges faced during the production of the movie, Adebayo said he had to embark on a wide research on Ifa as a Muslim.
He further said that finding a location to shoot the film took them a lot of time.
“I saw everything that fascinated me in the location we later got, the village, the river.
“I saw almost 70 per cent of my movie in there even though we had to build more, our caster crew were scared because of insecurity and we had to beef up security.
“If you look at the cast, we had A List Actors, it was challenging to get their time together, waiting for them to have a uniform timing took almost one and half year to plan the movie,” Adebayo revealed.
Even though Adebayo refused to put a tag on the cost of the production, he reluctantly nod his head to agree that it crossed a N100 million mark to produce Agesinkole.
NAN reports that “King of thieves” is an epic tale of Agesinkole, an all-powerful bandit and his reign of terror in the prosperous Kingdom of Ajeromi.
Concerned by his pillaging, the kingdom moves to destroy him, through the hunters, witches and priests, thus beginning this adventurous saga of revenge, bravery and glory.
NAN reports that movie stars that featured in the film include Adedimeji Lateef, Aisha Lawal, Broda Shaggi, Femi Adebayo, Ibrahim Chatta, Mr Macaroni, Odunlade Adekola, Toyin Abraham Ajeyemis and Peju Ogunmola.
From acting to production to storytelling to prop quality, to the costumes, effects, the acting, sound track and background chants, music, the star studded King of thieves goes to show that the Yoruba Nollywood has advanced indeed. (NAN)
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Following its recently concluded The YAGI “Young and Getting It” night of music event, Crux Nation has announced it has concluded plans to showcase the best of African music and culture in the UK in the coming months.
According to the musical firm, it has lined up a series of events that will celebrate the richness and diversity of African music, featuring a range of talented artists from across the continent.
“In the coming months, we are planning a series of events that will celebrate the richness and diversity of African music, featuring a range of talented artists from across the continent. One of their upcoming events is the “Afro-Fusion Fest”, a multi-day festival that will bring together some of the most exciting and innovative artists working in the genre today. They are also planning a series of smaller shows and events that will provide a platform for emerging artists and help to foster a vibrant and dynamic music scene in the UK,” Cruz Nation said in a statement.
“Crux Nation is committed to producing events that are not only entertaining but also educational and culturally enriching. The events will aim to provide a platform for African artists to showcase their talents and share their stories, while also building bridges between cultures and promoting understanding and respect. We are excited about the future of African music in the UK, and we look forward to continuing to bring the best of the continent’s music and culture to audiences across the country.”
Recall that The YAGI “Young and Getting It” night of music event, which was held on April 28, 2023, had showcased the incredible talent of indie African artistes in the UK, which included Dhanny Jazz, Kdel, Dejavoo, Sammy G Live Band and Habib Winter.
Overall, the “Young and Getting It” night of music event was a resounding success and a testament to the skill and expertise of Olabamidele Badmus and the Crux Nation team. The event showcased the incredible talent of indie African artistes in the UK and provided an unforgettable experience for attendees.
Davido’s ‘Timeless’ gets ten million streams in six hours
Afrobeat superstar Davido’s much-awaited album, ‘Timeless’, on Friday amassed ten million streams on Boomplay and Audiomack in just six hours after it was released on the streaming platform.
The album is also currently the No. 1 album on Nigeria’s Top Albums Chart, UK’s Top Albums Chart as well as in 17 other countries on Apple Music
Davido announced the release of the 17-track album on his social media pages in the early hours of Friday.
He talked about the process he went through from his previous album to the latest and also gave Chioma Rowland, his wife, a shout-out while appreciating his fans and people who ensured the completion of the project.
“At long last – WE are back. The journey from my last album to this album has been a whirlwind to say the least,” Davido wrote on Twitter.
Singles from the ‘Timeless’ album also topped Sierra Leone’s Apple Music Songs Chart, from number 1 to 17.
Davido set to release next album, Timeless
The pop star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, has returned to Instagram after months of hiatus from his social media page as he set March 31st for his next albumtitled “Timeless”.
Recall that the music star, took a pause on social media when he lost his only son, Ifeanyi, on October 31, 2022.
Further checked by Vanguard revealed the Nigerian superstar, Davido, deleted the majority of his posts on Instagram, including his profile picture leaving only three including.
The only posts remaining on the singer’s Instagram account with 26.4 million followers were that of his late son, Ifeanyi; pictures from his performance at the Qatar World Cup, and the post of him and his lover, Chioma Rowland, getting ready for the World Cup performance in December 2022.
Today, the pop star retuned with video clips of his about-to-release musical album.
According to him, “There is a time for everything. A time to Grieve and a time to Heal.
“A time to Laugh and a time to Dance. A time to Speak and A time for Silence”
The pop star went further to appreciate his fans for their show of love and support. He wrote; “Thank you to everyone out there for your love and support that has held me down. All the love and messages while I was away, the gifts sent, the concerts you all threw! I appreciate it all. Today, I want to remind you all that what is now Timeless, was once new. It’s time for new.
My next album TIMELESS is here, March 31st. Pre-save link in bio” he added.
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