Yoruba epic movie, ‘Agesinkole: King of Thieves‘ has debuted on Amazon Prime Video after its groundbreaking theatrical run.
The Film Conversation reported that ‘Agesinkole: King of Thieves‘, the first epic movie collaboration by Femi Adebayo’s Euphoria 360 and Niyi Akinmolayan’s Anthill Studios stormed cinemas on April 8.
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The epic movie ‘Agesinkole: King of Thieves‘, which has been reviewed by The Film Conversation’s Editor, tells the story of Ajeromi, a prosperous ancient Yoruba kingdom, living in peace and merriments until the invasion of a ferocious and monstrous Ageshinkole (Femi Adebayo), a thief that has a reason for stealing.
Apart from Femi Adebayo playing the lead role, the movie ‘Agesinkole: King of Thieves‘ comes with an impressive and notable lineup of Yoruba stars. Ògúndábède has Toyin Abraham, Odunlade Adekola, Ibrahim Chatta, Adedimeji Lateef, Peju Ogunmola, Dele Odule, Adebayo Salami, Ebun Oloyede, Aisha Lawal, Debo Adebayo (Mr Macaroni) and Samuel A Perry (Broda Shaggi) in supporting roles.
The epic drama scripted by Yinka Laoye from a story by Femi Adebayo and directed by Adebayo Tijani and Tope Adebayo Salami is majorly in the Yoruba language, with English narration by Segun Arinze and English subtitling.
According to the box office data released by the Cinema Exhibitors Association of Nigeria (CEAN) on June 11 2022, King of Thieves grossed approximately N305,351,060 after nine weeks in cinemas across the country.
The film is the first indigenous language film to hit the milestone and the 5th Nollywood film and the first indigenous film to hit the milestone.
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‘King of Thieves’ latest box office record knocks off ‘Sugar Rush’ from the fifth highest-grossing Nollywood movie of all time spot. The top four remain Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz’s ‘Omo Ghetto: The Saga’ in number one spot, ‘ The Wedding Party’ 1 & 2 and ‘Chief Daddy’ in spots two, three and four respectively.