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KEMI ADETIBA’S KING OF BOYS: NOMINATIONS, NETFLIX, PREQUELS & SEQUELS

Kemi Adetiba’s first feature length film, King of Boys, aired on Netflix yesterday and social media was abuzz with praise and, of course, suggestions and movie ideas.

Not to worry, King of Boys is becoming a franchise, according to filmmaker in a casual tweet that got every KOB fan excited. A prequel seems to be in the works. We will be seeing Toni Tones reprise her role as young Eniola years before she became King of Boys.

The limited series prequel, according to Adetiba, has already been commissioned.

This news came only days after she confirmed that she is working on the sequel to King of Boys.

Dope, right?

Remember she got a 10 nomination bundle at the upcoming AMAA awards and is presently ‘King-of-boys-hopping’ around the globe as we speak.

What a way to stamp boss-hood!

Haven’t seen the King of Boys Movie? This might no longer be a problem because Netflix is presently showing it, alongside FilmHouse and Amazon.

With King of Boys, Adetiba created a vivid world of endless possibilities, one that intersects Nigeria’s dirty politics and Lagos’ chaotic underworld. It also pits powerful women against powerful men. Many of the characters, from Makanaki to Odogwu are intriguing enough to deserve standalone films, and we hope to see how this incredible world is explored in the future.

Ex-YBNL Artist Pelepele is Dead

x-YBNL Artiste Olanrewaju ‘Pelepele’ is dead. The fast rising rapper was said to have taken his own life on Friday morning at his Ikorodu residence.

According to sources, the fast-rising rapper had been battling depression perhaps resulting from his inability to break into the Nigerian music industry after 10 years of working at it.

He dropped a freestyle video on social media, which, in retrospect, was a farewell message. The video was initially dismissed as another attempt at pulling a ‘Skiibii Mayana’ stunt.

There has been mixed feelings on social media with regard to Pelepele’s death but the general feeling, expectedly, is one of grief.

His former label boss, Olamide was yet to comment about this incident as at press time.

Margaret Atwood loses partner while on book tour

Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic and essayist, Margaret Eleanor Atwood recently lost her partner of many years, Graeme Gibson.

She was on the road, marketing her latest Booker shortlisted book, ‘The Testaments’, sequel to her 1985 novel, The Handmaid’s Tale.

Graeme Gibson, a renowned literary mind in his own right, died at the age of 86 of a hemorrhagic stroke, in the University College Hospital in London, England, surrounded by friends and family.

Atwood tweeted the link to the Obituary details and has received hordes of condolence messages from fans and friends.

Margaret Atwood’s new book ‘The Testaments’, which is a sequel to the bestselling, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has wowed critics and been shortlisted for the Booker prize.

Source: Legacy.com & The Guradian, Photo credit: The Guardian

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