Nigerian cinematographer and veteran actor, Kunle Afolayan, has expressed disappointment after his newly released movie, ‘Anikulapo’ was rejected for consideration by members of the Academy Awards, better known as Oscars for the 2023 edition of the award.

The actor aired his disappointment on his Twitter handle. He wrote:

Anikulapo‘ was released to Netflix as a Netflix-branded film and made available in Nigerian Cinemas on Friday, 30th September 2022. It was hailed with mostly positive reviews from viewers.

Kunle Afolayan

The Committee also announced that none of the three finalist films were eligible to fully represent the country and compete in the International Feature Film category of the Oscar Awards.

The three films nominated include: “Elesin Oba: The King’s Horseman” by the late Biyi Bandele; Kunle Afolayan’s “Anikulapo” and Femi Adebayo-produced “Agesinkole (King of Thieves)”.

Story: Ene Ken-Yawe