Elesin Oba, The King’s Horseman: Odunlade Adekola Confirmed As Lead Cast In Ebonylife’s Latest Film (Watch Video)

The most recent film from Netflix and EbonyLife, “Elesin Oba, The King’s Horseman,” may have its world premiere on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant this 12 months.

The movie, which is a Yoruba language model of Wole Soyinka’s tragic play “Loss of life and the King’s Horseman,” will characteristic within the pageant’s Particular Presentation class.

“Elesin Oba, The King’s Horseman,” would be the first Yoruba language movie to hit this milestone.

Filmed in 2021, the variation will probably be directed by Biyi Bandele (“Blood Sisters”) with well-liked Nollywood actor, Odunlade Adekola enjoying the lead position. Additionally, Shaffy Bello, Olawale “Brymo” Olofooro, Deyemi Okanlawon, Omowunmi Dada, Jide Kosoko, Mark Elderkin, Jenny Stead, Langley Kirkwood, Kevin Ushi, Drikus Volschenk, Fares Boulos “Oyibo Insurgent,” Ajoke Silva and Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett all star within the film.

The Nobel Prize winner’s 1975 drama, which is ready in an previous Yoruba metropolis and facilities on English colonial officers who step in to cease the Elesin Oba from committing ritual suicide after the demise of his king, would be the foundation for Bandele’s adaptation.

Mo Abudu, EbonyLife’s boss introduced the TIFF premiere through her Instagram web page.

“EbonyLife Movies and our co manufacturing companions Netflix are happy to announce that Elesin Oba, The King’s Horseman, may have its world premiere on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant (TIFF) in September 2022. Elesin Oba will characteristic within the prestigious Particular Presentation class, the primary Yoruba language movie to take action.

“The unique Loss of life and the King’s Horseman was a stage play, written by Prof. Wole Soyinka, who gained Africa’s first Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986. It’s the first time that one in every of Soyinka’s works has been made right into a characteristic movie. The display adaptation was written and directed by Biyi Bandele.”

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