How Omotola Ekeinde, Stephanie Linus And Others Denied Kunle Afolayan’s Anikulapo Movie An Oscar
The highly rated “Anikulapo” film, directed by ace producer Kunle Afolayan, was rejected by the Nigerian Oscars committee earlier today.
Despite the positive reviews Anikulapo has received in countries around the world since its debut, the Academy Awards do not believe it deserves to be nominated.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are awards given for artistic and technical excellence in the domestic and international film industries. Many people regard the awards as the most prestigious and significant in the global entertainment industry.
Kunle Afolayan recently expressed his disappointment on his Instagram page, writing, “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 thinks its not worth submitting for the Oscars.” “I'll continue to do my own thing.”
More information on how the film was rejected for the prestigious award has been gathered.
According to reports, eight (8) members of the 15-member Nigerian Official Selection Committee (NOSC) of the 2023 Oscars rejected all three films submitted for consideration, including Anikulapo.
“Although the committee received three epic films in response to its call for submissions in August, none of them advanced to the next stage due to voting patterns of members.” The NOSC recorded a voting chart of ‘8:5:1:1' from its 15 members in a two-hour session on September 3, 2023, with ‘no film is eligible' taking the lead.”
All of the films were rejected as a result of “No film is eligible” taking the lead.
NOSC members for the Oscars
The committee consists of the following members: CHINEZE ANYAENE – ABONYI (Chair person), Ego Boyo, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, John Njamah, MAHMOOD ALI-BALOGUN, Stephanie Linus, Shaibu Husseini, BRUCE AYONOTE, Izu Ojukwu, ODUBAWO ADETOKUNBO, Moses Babatope, Yibo Koko, Meg Otanwa and Kenneth Gyang.