Actress Aisha Lawal has joined filmmaker Kunle Afolyan to celebrate Anikulapo as the number one non-English-speaking film on Netflix.
The good news was announced by Kunle Afolayan in an Instagram post on Wednesday.
He wrote: “Anikulapo Ranked No.1 Globally On Netflix Since its release 11 days ago, Anikulapo – a Netflix original produced and directed by Kunle Afolayan has been the talk of the town and it is currently topping the Netflix global chart as the most viewed Non-English Netflix original with 8,730,000 views in less than a week. While this is being celebrated by Nigerians at home and abroad, the acceptability of it from people around the world with different cultural background and beliefs proves beyond words that Anikulapo tells a universal story that every human across the world can relate to.”
“It is also noteworthy to state that the movie in a great way creates an inclusiveness of both male and female character traits, bringing to light the fine thin line between lust and love, hate and resentment, illusion, etc Congratulations to us all and thanks to you guys out there for the reviews and referrals.”
Joining others in celebrating, Aisha Lawal who was also featured in the film, reposted Kunle’s post on her Instagram account with photos of the weekly report.
Set in the 17th century Oyo kingdom and directed by Kunle Afolayan, Anikulapo is the story of Saro, a travelling cloth weaver, who was beaten to death for having an affair with the Alaafin’s youngest wife Queen.
The movie also stars Bimbo Ademoye, Kunle Remi, Sola Sobowale, Taiwo Hassan, Adebayo Salami, Dele Odule, Yinka Quadri, Faithia Williams, Ronke Oshodi-Oke, Mr Macaroni, Sunday Omobolanle, Toyin Afolayan, Kareem Adepoju and Hakeem Kae-Kazim.