Carol King Stars in Epic Adaptation, ‘The Gods Are Still Not To Blame’ | Watch The Trailer.


The Gods Are Still Not to Blame is a modern cinematic adaptation of a classical Greek play ‘Oedipus Rex’ and the famous Ola
Rotimi play,’The God’s Are Not To Blame’.



The movie is a modern dramaturgical experiment about the classical philosophical discourse concerning the concept of destiny and fate element which was started by Sophillus Sophocles (c.496-406 BC) with Oedipus Rex around 430BC by Ola Rotimi (1938-1999) with a title, The Gods are not to Blame in 1968. It justifies the opinion that man is the architect of his own fortune and misfortune. It is a contemporary movie adaptation which the society, setting and language portrays a modernism and realism.



It tells the story of a queen mother (Carol King) who tries to save her new born from being killed as suggested by the diviner. The baby was discovered to have a bad destiny-to kill his father and marry his mother. Things however go awry when 28 years after, fate brings the child in contact with his destiny.



The movie was directed by Funke Fayoyin and parades quite a good number of stars such as Carol King, Bayo Alawiye, Seun Akindele, Gabriel Afolayan, Gloria Anozie-Young, Ireti Doyle, Kareem Adepoju, Akin Lewis, Bukky Ajayi, Moji Olaiya, Nobert Young, Omowunmi Dada amongst others.



The movie was written by Otun Rasheed; produced by Mohammed Ayoub and Byron Ene. Music by Femi Kuti and Mike Aremu.



‘The Gods Are Still Not to Blame’ movie is in Nigerian cinemas across the country after it premiered at Silverbird Galleria on Friday 19th April 2013.




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