NIGERIAN OSCARS COMMITTEE DISQUALIFY ANIKULAPO
The Nigeria Oscars selection committee has disqualified Kunle Afolayan’s newly released movie, ‘Anikulapo,’ from the nomination list of the Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars. Announcing the development on social media, the Nigerian actor and producer also expressed his disappointment.
“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 it’s not worth submitting for the Oscars. Will keep doing my own thing”.
Last month, Nigeria’s Oscar Selection Committee announced they had received three Yoruba-language submissions: Aníkúlápó, Elesin Oba, The King’s Horseman and King of Thieves. The committee ruled that the movies would not enter the competition as a majority of members voted that all three films were “non-eligible.