Nigeria Oscars award rejects Kunle Afolayan’s Anikulapo movie, actor reacts

Veteran Nollywood actor, Kunle Afolayan’s newly released movie, Anikulapo has been disqualified from the nomination list of the Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars.

The Anikulapo movie was aired on September 30 which happened to be Kunle Afolayan’s birthday.

The Kunle Afolayan’s Anikulapo movie, which was just released less than a week, was accepted by many and it has received a lot of global reception.

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However, despite the acknowledgement Kunle Afolayan’s Anikulapo received, the Oscars did not seem worthy of it as they rejected it from nomination list.

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, are awards for artistic and technical merit in the American and international film industry.

The awards are regarded by many as the most prestigious, significant awards in the entertainment industry worldwide.

Kunle Afolayan expressed his disappointment as he took to his verified social media platforms.

He wrote, “I am so pleased and delighted that the whole world has decided to tag ANIKULAPO film a masterpiece even though the Nigeria Oscar selection committee think its not worth submitting for the Oscars. Will keep doing my own thing. See his post below:

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Social media users shared their thoughts as many were bittered about the rejection. Some reactions are shown below:

One Tee music said, “Their validation isn’t needed baba mi, just keep doing your own things sir, it’s a masterpiece, I learned a lot watching this…. “

One Brukeme said, “What no Oscar nomination for this film . Pls can they tell us why ? Bcos I was looking forward to it for an Oscar award. Is it the story telling? Is it cast ? Is it picture ? Is the amazing effects? Biko why is this film not Oscar worthy. I will like to understand”

One Christiana said, “Not worth submitting’ ??? How do they know what is worth submitting if they have never submitted any movie that’s won a prize, on what yardstick are they measuring by?The movie is a masterpiece which is equaled to none.”

One Deola said, “Anikulapo that has been trending on Twitter back to back…Nigeria Oscar will be ok”

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