Actor Kunle Remi has rejoiced over Anikulapo becoming the most watched non-English speaking film on Netflix from October 3 to October 9, 2022.
The goodnews was announced by the filmmaker 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 most viewed Non-English Netflix original with 8,730,000 views in less than a week.While this is being celebrated by Nigerians 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, ilusion etc Congratulations to us all and thanks to you guys out there for the reviews and referrals.”
Joining others in celebrating, Kunle Remi shared the weekly report on Instagram with the caption: “God did this, No.1 Global. Global domination. God is doing his things.”
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 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.