King of Boys movie review

King of Boys 2018 movie review

Cast: Sola Sobowale, Adesua Etomi Wellington, Reminisce, Jide Kosoko, Illibliss, Akin Lewis, Toni Tones, Osas Ajibade and others

Written, Produced and Directed by Kemi Adetiba.

Synopsis: “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 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?


Kemi Adetiba is genius and a legend all in one, King of boys is a movie that is out of this world.

The movie is one of the most intelligent, smartest and intriguing Indegenious movie that has been released so far, A movie that depicts the harsh reality of Nigerian politics, corruptions, and Godfatherism, and money laundering.

Sola Sobowale, who was the main character played her role effortlessly, the interception of her past and the present was one of the major highpoints for me, her personality and how she uses different Yoruba parables to express her was another catchy elements of the movie.

She was the king, that controlled things, she wanted more power and had enemies even in her realm, her daughter Kemi Salami (Adesua Etomi) was her right hand ”man” she knew everything and knows how to play the game.

Tragedy strikes! she was going to lose every single thing she had worked for, her past came back haunting, not to forget Makaniki (Reminisce) who wanted the throne and Aare Akinwade(Akin Lewis) that wanted to teach her a lesson and render her powerless.

The suspense in this movie was on a different level, every scene, every action were interlinked to where the director wanted to take us to.

Just when we thought we could tell what would happen next, the game changed! She made us guess and think.

Aside from the suspense, lessons learnt can’t be overemphasized, how the thirst of power can destroy, the price of not being loyal, the art of loyalty, the decays of the society we live in, how power can change at any time and the power of identity.

For me, this is one of the best Nigerian movies so far.


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