On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, Toni Tones confirmed that ‘King of Boys’ will have a prequel. Confirming this in a tweet responding to a fan’s inquiry, Tones says the prequel will be a series.
She further confirmed that the prequel series has been commissioned but refused to give out which platform commissioned the prequel.
Since the release of Wedding Party 1 which was also directed by Kemi Adetiba, just a few films have been able to generate this same amount of buzz. While critics have said that it depicts the political climate in Nigeria, enthusiasts have praised Adetiba’s efforts to improve from the status quo to make Nigerian films get international acclaim.
Released in late 2018, King of Boys in its opening weekend shattered several Nollywood records. Some of which include:
- Biggest opening week for a non-comedy Nollywood film
- The second-highest opening week of a Nollywood film in 2018.
- Second highest opening by a female director
If you’re still yet to see it, here is the synopsis of the film:
King of Boys follows the story of Alhaja Eniola Salami, a businesswoman and philanthropist with a checkered past and a promising political future. She is a pillar of society — loved by many, feared by most, and truly known by a select few. As her political ambitions see her outgrowing the underworld connections responsible for her considerable wealth, she’s drawn into a power struggle that threatens everything she holds dear. To come out of this on top, she will need every ounce of the cunning, ruthlessness, and strategy that took her to the top, as well as the loyalty of those closest to her. But who can she really trust?
King of Boys stars Sola Sobowale, Jide Kosoko, Toni Tones, Adesua Etomi, Reminisce, ill Bliss among others.
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