Kemi Adetiba is definitely not here to play and her smashing new movie, King Of Boys is letting all of us know who’s creating Nollywood magic in the box office.
Although we’ve established a level of trust with her over time, as she directed great music videos such as Tiwa Savage’s “My Darling” and Waje’s “Onye“, her highly rated movie has shattered several Nollywood records — it has become the biggest opening week for a non-comedy Nollywood film, the second highest opening week of a Nollywood film in 2018, and the second highest opening by a female director.
Since the premiere of the first installment of the Wedding Party franchise which was also directed by her, a few films have generated this amount of buzz. While critics have claimed that it depicts the political climate in Nigeria, enthusiasts have praised Adetiba’s efforts to improve the status quo to lead Nigerian films to international acclaim.
The movie ‘King of Boys’ has a simple but yet catchy storyline. It’s a political thriller helmed by Kemi Adetiba whose last effort ‘The Wedding Party’ was a smash of epic proportion.
Read the synopsis:
King of Boys follows the story of Alhaja Eniola Salami, a businesswoman and philanthropist with a checkered past and a promising political future. She is a pillar of society — loved by many, feared by most, and truly known by a select few. As her political ambitions see her outgrowing the underworld connections responsible for her considerable wealth, she’s drawn into a power struggle that threatens everything she holds dear. To come out of this on top, she will need every ounce of the cunning, ruthlessness, and strategy that took her to the top, as well as the loyalty of those closest to her. But who can she really trust?