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King of Boys (2018) Movie [Cast, Trailer & Reviews]

If you’ve not heard about the movie, King of Boys, especially if you live in Nigeria or you’re Nigerian, then you’re probably living under a rock.

Because King of Boys is the movie of the moment. King of Boys is on everyone’s lips. King of Boys here, King of Boys there. And it’s so sad that people living outside Nigeria cannot watch it because it’s only showing in Nigerian cinemas. 

King of Boys Trailer

King of Boys is a movie written and directed by Kemi Adetiba.

King of Boys Movie Plot

King of Boys follows the story of Alhaja Eniola Salami, a businesswoman and philanthropist with a checkered past and a promising political future. She is a pillar of society — loved by many, feared by most, and truly known by a select few. As her political ambitions see her outgrowing the underworld connections responsible for her considerable wealth, she’s drawn into a power struggle that threatens everything she holds dear. To come out of this on top, she will need every ounce of the cunning, ruthlessness, and strategy that took her to the top, as well as the loyalty of those closest to her. But who can she really trust?” –IMDb

King of Boys Cast

Sola Sobowale- Eniola Salami

Remilekun Reminisce Safaru- Makanaki

Adesua Etomi- Kemi Salami

Paul Sambo- Nurudeen Gobir

IllBliss- Odogwu Malay

Toni Tones- Young Eniola

Ademola Adedoyin- Kitan Salami

Sani MU’AZU- Inspector Shehu

Jide Kosoko- Alhaji Salami

Sharon Ooja- Amaka

Osas Ighodaro Ajibade- Sade Bello

Akin Lewis- Aare Akinwande

Lami Philips- Eniola’s mother

Funlola Aofiyebi- Aisha

King of Boys Reviews

What can a Nigerian in diaspora do but to satisfy my appetite with reviews from those who have seen the movie? So I asked my ever amazing Facebook friends if they’d seen King of Boys.

Here’s what they have to say:

“Excellent movie, depicts what is happening in Nigerian politics… Great movie… I love sola Sobowale and Reminisce…Toni Tones killed it too… and I saw another part of Adesua Etomi… brilliant movie… 3 hours and it was really worth it.”- Peace.

“In my hostel, people have been shouting like crazy! It is only me that have not watched it.”- Sam.

“Yeap. I loved it. I think it could have been reduced to 2 hours or 2 hours, 30 mins. I felt some of the conversation was stretched too long. ” – Ifeoluwa.

“A very analytical cyber friend gave a positive review about it and I’m now convinced to watch it.”- Kehinde.

“I have. I loved it. All 3 hours of it. Just one thing pissed me off- the courtroom scene. They didn’t get the lawyer’s garb properly. The judge and Adesuwa wore their gowns directly over their shirts. No jacket. I was very offended. For a movie with such depth and success, getting a lawyer’s courtroom dressing shouldn’t be hard. At all.” – Tayo.

“Amazing movie.”- Brown.

“My chest has not recovered…. Superb cast.”- Oluwatoyin.

“Not been able to see it. Been at the cinemas twice now but movie always sold out.”- Folashade.

“Lovely lovely movie. Can’t get tired of watching it. And Sola Shobowale is da bomb.”- Bola.

“Stew movie! it’s not yet on Netflix for you Diaspora people, Lol. If you want to watch, buy flight ticket, watch and go back. Shikena.” – Fisayo.

“Nowhere to put my baby so I can’t watch it as its rated 18.”- Busayo.

“I can’t wait to watch it.”- Abiola.

“Saw it yesterday. I’m still gobsmacked…I’m like.. Is that a Nollywood movie???”- Tife.

“From the comments I’m reading I’ll go watch it Thursday.”- Jennyfah.

“Lovely movie but some of the conversations were too long and it would have been good to show the plot she used to defeat Makanaki (sorry, spoiler alert).”- Joi.

“Have seen it…it’s kinda cool. They try sha.”- Damilola.

“Perfect.”- Lexy.

“Watched it yesterday, Kemi Adetiba is really da bomb.”- Abimbola.

“That will be the first ever Nigerian movie I will ever enjoy watching with suspense from beginning to ending, it really worth the 3hrs I spent on it at the cinema. The Best movie so far for the year.. I was like am I really watching a Nollywood movies.”- Samuel.

“I loved it! I was on my toes through out.”- Molake.

“Am I the only one that thought it was overhyped?”- Igwe.

Unfortunately the reviews didn’t satisfy my appetite but further whetted it.

Even one of Nollywood’s most loved movie critics, Adenike Adebayo, reviewed King of Boys and has this to say:

However, Oris Aigbokhaevbolo opened our eyes to some of the movie’s flaws on Bella Naija

Anyway, Kemi Adetiba should please consider making her movies available for Nigerians in the diaspora. Let us have a taste of this yummy goodness. It’s hard when your eyes can see but your tongue cannot taste. I look forward to seeing the movie myself and hope it’s worth the hype.

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