‘Ayinla’, Tunde Kelani’s movie, has raked in N70,49 Million in the Nigerian box office.
Currently in its fifth week, the Jade Osiberu’s Greoh Studios production grossed an impressive N70,490,250 in Nigerian box office.
According to CEAN, the movie in spite of its limited release and language, sits on number 28 of the top highest grossing Nigerian movies.
‘Ayinla’ bothers on the events leading to the tragic death of Apala legend, Ayinla Omowura.
The film features Nollywood stars such as Adedimeji Lateef who plays the role of Ayinla Omowura, Kunle Afolayan, Bimbo Ademoye, Mr Macaroni, Omowunmi Dada, Ade Laoye, Jumoke Otedola and Bimbo Manuel.
The film premiered on June 13 in Lagos and hit cinemas on June 18, 2021.
In 2020, Tunde Kelani in an interview on Channels TV‘s Nollywood Uncut, said the production is based on Ayinla Omowura’s music and personality.
On why Abeokuta, the state capital of Ogun State, is the shooting destination of the movie, Kelani explained that Omowura got all his musical ideas and essence from there.
“I grew up hearing Ayinla Omowura, and you know Abeokuta produce many names… I’m sure you’ve heard of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti whom I knew very well and followed. And then, there is Ebenezer Obey, who’s conservative.
“Fela was like an elite, unlike Ayinla Omowura who came from a very poor background. He had to fend for himself and he had a talent that is very hard to replicate. I doubt if Ayinla Omowura could have come from any other part of the world, except Abeokuta,” Kelani added.
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