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Anikulapo Season Two to be Filmed in Ghana

Anikulapo Season 2 will feature Ghanaian local scenery as anoounced by Kunle Afolayan.

Nigerian filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, has announced at the recent Nigeria International Film and TV Summit (NIFS) held in Cannes, France, that some parts of the second season of the Nigerian Netflix series, “Anikulapo”, will be filmed in Ghana.

The film will have the support of the National Film Authority in Ghana as part of the  “Shoot in Ghana” campaign that was launched in 2022.  The initiative produced the much talked about Super Bowl advert which was shot in Accra.

Ms. Juliet Yaa Asantewa Asante, the CEO of Ghana’s National Film Authority,  who brokered the deal in France, said the initiative will serve as an avenue to strengthen the film relationship between Ghana and Nigeria.

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“This is an important development. The shooting of parts of Anikulapo in Ghana is a good opportunity to revive and enhance the film relationship between Ghana and Nigeria. Both countries stand to gain greatly from collaborating deeply and exploring each other’s markets and strengths ” she said.

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Shooting the film in Ghana would also create jobs for Ghanaians outside the film industry.

Anikulapo is a Nigerian film, distributed by Netflix. The film is set in the 17th-century ancient Oyo kingdom and tells the story of Saro, a young man seeking greener pastures in the vast Oyo Kingdom. However, as events unfold and Arolake engages in an illicit affair with the king’s wife, he dies prematurely and meets Akala, a mystical bird believed to give and take life.

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The film, acted in Yoruba, features A-list actors and actresses such as Kunle Remi, Yinka Quadri, Bimbo Ademoye, Sola Sobowale, and many others.

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