Nigerian Movie Anikulapo ranks No.1 globally on Netflix
Anikulapo, a Netflix original movie, is currently the most viewed non-English Netflix original movie, topping the weekly global chart.
Anikulapo has been watched 8,730,000 hours between October 3 and October 9, 2022, according to Netflix’s weekly top 10 lists of the most watched movies since its release only 11 days prior. The confirmation comes from a statement released by Kunle Afolayan Production on Wednesday.
The movie, which was set in the pre-colonial era of the 17th-century Old Oyo Empire, tells the tale of a sojourner who makes his way to Oyo in pursuit of greener pastures. He initially finds favor there, but subsequently finds love in a forbidden location.
The movie included seasoned actors, including Kunle Remi, who played the lead character, Saro, along with Bimbo Ademoye, who played Queen Arolake, Sola Sobowale, Mr. Macaroni, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Taiwo Hassan, and Oga Bello, among others.
The movie’s popularity, according to the producer, is evidence that it appealed to viewers from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.