Some netizens said the movie would have been perfect for moonlight tales and educational stories for children as the lessons centred on greed, unfortunately, the two lead characters, Bimbo Ademoye and Kunle Remi ruined it with what many termed ‘unnecessary nude’ scenes.
The movie had a scene where the youngest wife of the Alaafin (Bimbo) raped Saro (Kunle), a travelling clothes weaver.
Also, the duo took off their clothes to have sex with Bimbo’s breasts and Kunle’s buttocks showing clearing in the scene.
Although the movie is rated 18+, many Nigerians expressed displeasure over the nude scene stating it was unnecessary for such beautiful work.
Kunle Afolayan premiered his latest thriller Anikulapo in Lagos on Sunday, September 25.
Set in the 17th-century Oyo Empire, the movie stars actors like Kunle Remi, Bimbo Ademoye, Sola Sobowale, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Taiwo Hassan, Faithia Williams and Adebayo Salami.
Others include Moji Afolayan, Kareem Adepoju, Yinka Quadri, Aisha Lawal, Ropo Ewenla, Adewale Elesho, Sunday Omobolanle and Toyin Afolayan.
Kunle, his daughter Eyiyemi Afolayan and Yemi Elebuibon make special appearances.
Anikulapo is the story of Saro, a travelling clothes weaver, who was beaten to death for having an affair with Alaafin’s youngest wife.
A mystical bird brings him back to life, leaving behind a gourd with the power to raise the dead.
In one of the love scenes, the king’s wife – played by Bimbo Ademoye – took off her clothes before having sex with Saro – played by Kunle Remi.
The audience at the movie premiere reacted in collective astonishment at the sight of the queen’s breasts sparking a debate about Bimbo going nude.
Anikulapo will be released on Netflix on September 30 and the debate over Bimbo Ademoye’s breasts is bound to continue.