Anikulapo Emerges “2022 Most Watched Movie” On Netflix Naija

Kunle Afolayan’s ‘Aníkúlápó’ has emerged the most-watched movie on Netflix in Nigeria in 2022.

According to the data on streaming statistics site FlixPatrol, ‘Aníkúlápó’ overshadowed huge international projects like ‘Adam Project’ and ‘RRR’ to secure the top spot on the world’s leading streaming entertainment service provider.

‘Anikulapo’, set in the 17th century ancient Oyo kingdom, premiered on Netflix on September 30, 2022 and a week after its premiere, became the most-watched non-English film on Netflix, with a cumulative 8.7m streaming hours.

It stars Kunle Remi, Bimbo Ademoye, Sola Sobowale, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Taiwo Hassan, Kunle Afolayan, and others.

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Recall that Kunle Afolayan revealed that Netflix asked him to produce a series from Anikulapo.

He said: “I’ve been working on Aníkúlápó for six years. Originally, I wanted to make a series, but I shopped it and kept telling people that this movie would be bigger than Game of Thrones,” Afolayan said.

“Eventually, Netflix told me to make a movie first since I believed in the project that much, and if it became a success, we’d develop a series.

“Right now, Netflix is the one urging me to start making the series. I knew we made a great film and that it’d start conversations, but I didn’t know it’d do as well as it has done,” he added.