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Kunle Afolayan’s Anikulapo could represent Nigeria at Oscars following recent directive



Afolayan attacks fan on Twitter over comment on new work, ‘Citation’

Kunle Afolayan’s 2022 movie release, Anikulapo could possibly represent Nigeria at the 2023 Oscar award ceremony after the academy gave the Nigerian Oscars selection committee a week to present a movie that would represent the West African country.

A couple of weeks ago, Ripples Nigeria reported that the movie directed by Kunle Afolayan had been rejected by the committee for the coming Oscars.

The rejection didn’t faze Afolayan who took to Twitter to celebrate the fact that the rest of the world considers the movie a masterpiece.

“I am so pleased and delighted that the whole world has decided to tagged ANIKULAPO film “a masterpiece “ even though the Nigeria Oscar selection committee think it’s not worth submitting for the Oscars . Will keep making doing my own thing,” he tweeted.

Read also:OSCARS: 5 reasons Kunle Afolayan’s ‘Anikulapo’ may have lost out; and problem with the Selection Committee

In response, Afolayan tweeted, “Netflix officially confirmed that Anikulapo is now ranked No 1 globally. In non-English titles. Congratulations to us all and thank you guys for your support of referrals.”

Taking to social media to share the latest news which gives hope that his movie will be considered for an Oscar nomination, the movie director tweeted:

“It’s just been confirmed that The academy “OSCARS” has given the Nigerian Oscars selection committee a week extension to revote and re-present a film to represent Nigeria by October 21st latest. God’s hand is in this one I believe! Anikulapo on my mind “

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