King Of Boys Nollywood Movie
Having been among the few thousands who sat their butt down and took their time out to see the mind blowing movie titled King of Boys, that was being co produced by our most remarkable producer named Kemi Adetiba. Its a movie that reunited some of our Nollywood actors with the likes of Sola Shobowale, Adesua Etomi, Illbliss, Reminisce and many more others.
The plot took us through politics, crime, power struggle, betrayal and many more atrocities that are rampant within our society. Alhaja Eniola Salami (role well played by Sola Shobowale), a businesswoman, and philanthropist, she was also drawn into the struggle for power.
Its first scene started with a party thrown by Salami with the presence of the first citizen of the state (governor) in presence as well as a Fuji music maestro know to be KWAM 1. The first impression gave it out to the audience that truly Mrs Eniola salami was indeed of a high and mighty caliber. The camera was roamed round the party, we observed as a woman was been said to be despicable while all what another wanted was to dance away her sorrow.
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Also at the same party, but rather in the open but the what looks like a backroom did we see our respectable salami with a hammer using it on bloodied man whose real offense wasn’t made known till the end of the movie(guess they wanted to give an hint of how cruel salami was). With the man at the edge of death she wiped off her hand stained blood with what seems to be an expensive wrapper, she then asked the witnesses of her cruelty what they would like to be served as they were in a party. Not only did this shaken the witnesses, but also made the audiences to shudder.
It was later shown as Eniola being the eponymous king of boys whose sit is at the head of a table of gang-lords, she is obligated to some percentages of any deal any member of the table makes. Her desire for power and prominence of a different kind became a battle between her past and her future. Unknown to Eniola, the barriers of crossing from an underworld to mainstream politics are way more higher than what is been shown on TV.
The movie’s kingmaker Aare Akinwande (played by Akin Lewis) who has needed her money and street muscle in the past is reluctant to help her switch. She tries earning some respect but was been disturbed by a man nicknamed Makanaki, a member of the table who also desire to be the king of boys. having been paid for a recent heist his desire to fight for power became more realistic and this made both him and Eniola at loggerhead, they fought bought spiritually and physically. This made Eniola on the entangled on the bridge of wanting to be respected and the act of demanding respect.
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Her respectability problem extends to her family, where her daughter is appropriately reverential but her son doesn’t think greatly of her. Along showing how she was dealing with her attaining respect issues, we were being taken back to a flashback scene where little Eniola was holding onto her dying husband as they ushered into matrimony.
Though it quite found unnecessary, the hubby was well into an illness he can’t survive but at that moment, he realizes just what trouble this young woman has become but he also knows he’s too sick to stop her. His realization and resignation are telegraphed by the tiniest of gestures from Kosoko.
Despite some errors like their cinematography and some others, Director Kemi Adetiba made King of boys worthy of that little of our precious time.
King of boys is, simply put: Three Hours of a breath of fresh air.
The Story, Plot, Screenplay, Directing, Production, Editing and the awesome acting left me tingling with satisfaction and a greedy hope for more. The excellent editing ensured that every scene was relevant to the story.
Oba’s flashbacks in between scenes were impeccably timed. Sola Sobowole’s unique skill set of playing dramatic roles without being dramatic was at its peak here. The unique attention to detail is something other Nollywood movies severely need.
At first, the length of the movie and the fear that it might not be worth it almost discouraged me from seeing it. But once it began, it was like watching Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather; I was sucked into Oba’s time freezing world.
There are no words for the plethora of emotions Kemi Adetiba took me through with this absolutely brilliant movie. This owes in no small part to the complex and breathtakingly well developed character of Oba. One Scene the philanthropist Oba is giving a poor Garri seller money to take care of her family and in another scene, Oba is Hammering the life out of a kidnapper. Make no mistakes though, she’s no vigilante crusader, she took the throne from a dying lover through the deft machinations of her criminal mind.
King of boys brutally examines the interwoven activities of the political elites and the underworld and the implications when both worlds collide. The former wields the state apparatus and resources dishing it out with pen and paper to cronies, the latter are foot soldiers, running the streets with guns and bullets. Reading and writing is not a survival skill in these streets but the pen and paper political Titans, provide protection for these underworld organizations, in exchange for mass political mobilization, thuggery and election disruption.
Despite the different methods of executing their goals, they are alike, thinking only of self preservation and working together to siphon the Commonwealth.
Just like the anti corruption agency pursued Oba, not because of her crimes but because of the Powerful politicians she stepped on their toes, so also she punished the kidnapper not because of his crimes but because of the powerful persons he committed them against.
Who then represents the interests of the voting Masses?
I dare say what I find most intriguing in this movie is that it’s representation of the political reality of Nigeria is drawn from real life events that we have witnessed or read in the news over the years. Hence, this political action packed drama may be fiction but it curates the recent political intrigues every Nigerian have read, heard or seen in the News over the years. We have all at one point or another in this country known or heard of an Oba, a Makanaki and we know Corruption too well. Reminisce and Ill Bliss pulled of their respective roles with such natural and minimal acting I couldn’t imagine anyone better as Makanaki and Odogwu.
As the world of political Titans clash with the underworld Criminal cartel, Oba must fight for her life, her throne and her legacy.
You may love the Philanthropist in her, or loathe the cold gangsta she is. You may throw stones at her and vilify her, but regardless of the outcome, make no mistakes, you will respect The King of Boys.
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King of Boys Cast
- Adesua Etomi
- Toni Tones
- Sola Sobowale
- Remilekun “Reminisce” Shafaru
- Ademola Adedoyin
- Osas Ighdaro Ajibade
- Sharon Ooja
- Jide Kosoko
- Akin Lewis
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