Kemi Adetiba, Nigerian filmmaker, has teased the first poster for ‘King of Boys 2’, the sequel to her 2018 blockbuster movie, alongside an emotional message.
The 41-year-old movie producer took to her Instagram page in the late hours of Wednesday to hint that the highly anticipated sequel will soon be released with the caption, ‘Laburu is Coming’.
In a lengthy post accompanied by pictures of billboards across cities teasing the movie, Adetiba noted that the movie production seemed like a dream that would never happen at first.
The movie producer also narrated how she almost died from the rigour and stress of the job, adding that she got sick for almost seven months after a period on the set of the film.
She appreciated the cast and crew while praising Netflix, the US streaming platform, for its professional support and push towards the attainment of excellence.
“If I’ve ever shown bravado on this app, please ignore. I cried ugly, happy tears this morning. I’m talking snorting dripping, happy tears. I then got on a twenty minute video call with Sola Sobowale, and we both cried together,” she wrote.
“This is what dreams are made off. A lot of work has gone into this. After almost dying last year, and moving straight from the hospital (after being sick for almost 7 months) to the KOB 2 set only six weeks later.
“This moment feels like a dream that almost didn’t happen. That the devil tried to steal. Filmmaking is one of the hardest occupations. Don’t let anyone tell you different. Even the guy wrangling cables on set sees PEPPER. But moments like this make it all worth it.
“I’m grateful to the entire KOB 2 production family. I love you guys more than you know. This is us. Thank you to the amazingly talented actors that gave us their talent to keep safe for them housed in a film. I pray we did you justice, and never let you down.
“And finally… Thank You, Netflix for not only pushing us for greatness, but also teaching us so many things needed to elevate to the next level.”
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The original ‘King of Boys’ followed the story of a businesswoman and philanthropist who gets caught up in a power tussle and a game of trust that eventually threatens everything around her on account of her growing political ambitions.
It was welcomed to massive critical acclaim and a success at the cinemas locally and in the diaspora and was enlisted among the Nigerian movies screened for the second edition of the Nollywood in Hollywood film showcase, which held in California.
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