Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday played host to social media sensation Ikorodu Bois at the Government House in Alausa, Ikeja.
Mr Sanwo-Olu shared pictures of his time with the group on Twitter. He commended the group which he described as “generational filmmaking talent”, for their heroics that have shot them into global prominence.
He also cited the group’s recent appearance on an advert displayed on Broadway Times Square in New York City by Netflix.
Netflix has been in a long romance with Ikorodu Bois. In August 2020, they received filming equipment from the streaming platform.
Sanwo-Olu also hailed their nomination for the 2021 edition of the 2021 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards.
He said the state was proud of the group while reiterating his administration’s commitment to promoting the creative industry.
“Today, I welcomed generational filmmaking talent @IkoroduB, whose creativity has put them and Ikorodu on the global map of international platforms like Netflix, earned them a nomination at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards and put their faces on billboards in Times Square, NY,” he wrote.
“As a state, we are proud of them and I thank them for visiting me today. We are committed to developing creative talent in Lagos as we continue to serve as the premier destination for musical, art and creative talent generation in Africa.”
Ikorodu Bois is made up of Muiz Sanni, Malik Sanni and Fawas Aina, all teenagers.
Their much older brother Babatunde Sanni manages and edits the videos.
The group began in 2017 when Babatunde decided to share their skills with the world via social media.
They gained notoriety for remaking scenes from famous music videos and Hollywood films.
The boys have caught the attention of American actor Will Smith, after they recreated the Bad Boys Forever trailer.
Actor Dwayne Johnson, and basketball star Lebron James have also reached out to the boys. American TV star Steve Harvey, more recently, spoke about them.