- Ace filmmaker Kunle Afolayan puts his faith in God's hands as he hopes Anikulapo gets selected by the Oscars Nigerian committee before the deadline date
- This news comes weeks after Afolayan slammed the Oscars for rejecting his epic blockbuster movie from representing Nigeria at the annual awards
- The filmmaker had announced on his social media page that the movie academy had given the Nigerian selection committee a week's extension to re-vote and pick a movie for Nigeria
Popular filmmaker Kunle Afolayan has taken to social media to infuriate hope as he confirms that the International film academy award organizers, the Oscars, have given its Nigerian committee a week to re-vote and present a film for Nigeria at the next award ceremony.
Kunle Afolayan took to social media some weeks back to call out the Nigerian Oscar selection committee for rejecting his movie Anikulapo, Elesin Oba, and Agesinkole.
However, the filmmaker's public outcry has echoed in the right halls as he and his colleagues have been given another opportunity to make the award nomination shortlist.
Kunle, in his post confirming the extension of the deadline and re-presentation opportunity, wrote saying he believes God's hands are in the matter while noting that he was keeping his fingers crossed.
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See Kunle Afolayan's post confirming the extension below:
See some of the reactions stirred online by Kunle Afolayan's post about Oscar's deadline extension:
"Let’s do this, bro."
"Wow... the Oscars watched Anikulapo and were shocked Nigeria didn't submit it."
“Anikulapo is A Beautiful Movie! And it deserves Oscar selection."
"Anikulapo to the world! This will happen with the help of the lord."
"Anikulapo to the World, Yorubaland to the World."
"Keeping our fingers crossed, it'll happen."
"We met all the criteria giving to us by the Oscars": Kunle Afolayan talks about Anikulapo's rejection
Meanwhile, Legit.ng recalls reporting that the famous Nollywood filmmaker Kunle Afolayan recently cried out to complain that the Oscars had rejected his popular movie Anikulapo despite satisfying all of its criteria.
Afolayan explained that he and his team ensured they met all the criteria given to them, and even Netflix was involved and agreed that the movie could go to the cinemas before it was released on the streaming platform.
This is why Kunle felt let down and went online to slam the Nigerian Oscar committee in a tweet he shared on his handle on the rejection of his movie.