Netflix and EbonyLife movie’s newest title ‘Elesin Oba, The King’s Horseman’ is about to make its world premiere at this 12 months’s Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant.

The title which is an adaptation of Wole Soyinka’s tragic play ‘Loss of life and the King’s Horseman,’ will characteristic on the competition’s Particular Presentation class, making it the primary Yoruba language movie hit the milestone.

Directed by Biyi Bandele (‘Blood Sisters’) and filmed in 2021, the difference will star Odunlade Adekola because the eponymous character. The star actor will star alongside 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’ with particular visitor appearances by Ajoke Silva and Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett.

The tailored screenplay by Bandele will observe the Nobel Laureate’s 1975 play set in an historic Yoruba Metropolis, following English colonial officers who intervene to forestall the ritual suicide of the Elesin Oba following his king’s dying.

Saying its TIFF premiere, EbonyLife boss Mo Abudu shared on Instagram

“EbonyLife Movies and our co manufacturing companions Netflix are happy to announce that Elesin Oba, The King’s Horseman, can 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 received Africa’s first Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986. It’s the first time that certainly one of Soyinka’s works has been made right into a characteristic movie. The display adaptation was written and directed by Biyi Bandele,” Abudu added.

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