Meet the Cast of “Anikulapo” Movie

Meet the Cast of “Anikulapo” Movie

Anikulapo Movie Cast

Here is the Cast of Anikulapo Movie. Fresh of the success of his last project “A Naija Christmas” which premiered on Netflix last Christmas, Kunle Afolayan has wasted no time in getting back to business with his latest movie- Anikulapo.


Anikulapo Movie Cast

Anikulapo Netflix Movie has an ensemble cast of Kunle Remi, Sola Sobowale, Bimbo Ademoye, Aisha Lawal, Kareem Adepoju, Adebayo Salami, Faithia Balogun, Taiwo Hassan, Moji Olayiwola, Hakeem Kae-Kazim and Eyiyemi Afolayan


Kunle Remi as Saro

Anikulapo movie cast
Kunle Remi/Saro

The major Anikulapo Movie cast is Kunle Remi who plays the role of Saro in the epic historical film.

He came into a village through wandering but has the power of resurrection which has earned him the name “Anikulapo” which roughly translates to “He that holds death in his purse”.


Kunle Afolayan’s Daughter makes her debut in Anikulapo Movie

Cast of Anikulapo Movie
Eyiyemi Afolayan

Eyiyemi Afolayan– Kunle Afolayan’s daughter, also clinched a role as she joined the Anikulapo Movie cast. It appears she will be playing a lead role in association with Saro’s character


Anikulapo Movie Cast

Anikulapo cast
Cast of Anikulapo Movie
  1. Kunle Remi as Saro
  2. Sola Sobowale as Awarun
  3. Eyiyemi Afolayan as Omowumi
  4. Bimbo Ademoye as Queen Arolake
  5. Aisha Lawal
  6. Moji Olayiwola
  7. Taiwo Hassan as Alaafin Ademuyiwa
  8. Adebayo Salami
  9. Faithia Balogun as Ojumo Queen
  10. Kareem Adepoju as Ojumo Chief
  11. Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Oba Aderoju


How Anikulapo got his power

Kunle Afolayan’s Anikulapo Movie starts with the story of Anikulapo before he became a man that could resurrect from the dead.

Anikulapo was a simple craftsman who fell in love with the king’s wife. He was unsure what she wanted. But he was certain he loved her.

However, Anikulapo Netflix Movie follows how the king found out about the affair and ordered the death of the simple craftsman. Upon his death, Anikulapo encountered a bird- Akala, in the other world who promised to give him another chance.

This particular chance involved him not dying again and having the power to resurrect. That was how Anikulapo got his power.


About Anikulapo Movie

“Anikulapo – he who has death in his pouch, tells the story of love, hate, deceit, jealousy, and covetousness, you’ll feel the intrigue, suspense, anger, and empathy.”

The unique mystical folklore drama “Anikulapo,” which was included in the Netflix multi-title agreement with Kunle Afolayan, centers on the life of Saro, a young enthusiastic man looking for better opportunities in the vast Oyo Kingdom.

But as things went on, he had an extramarital relationship with the king’s wife, Arolake, which resulted in his early death and a chance encounter with the fabled Akala, a bird thought to both give and steal life.

Anikulapo Netflix movie follows the story of a simple craftsman named Saro (Character played by Kunle Remi) who comes into a village through wandering but has the power of resurrection which has earned him the name “Anikulapo” which roughly translates to “He that holds death in his purse”.

Anikulapo movie sees Anikulapo faced with so many challenges because of his powers. He has to stand against the people that are waging against him.

This was slightly expected because, by reason of his power, Anikulapo was very popular in the village he wandered into.

He would later fall in love with a young woman who is referred to as a “Man eater”. The question therefore arises if Anikulapo would be able to save himself despite his power.


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Anikulapo Meaning in English

Anikulapo is a Yoruba word derived from the combination of the words “Death” and “Pouch/Purse”. This implies that Anikulapo meaning in English translates to “He who has death in his pouch/purse”


Movie Concept

Kunle Afolayan has teased a new project through his Instagram page, He announced that the project would be fashioned after the popular “Game of Thrones” Television Show.

This has caused a lot of stir and excitement among fans, at the thought of having a Nigerian movie fashioned after “Game of Thrones

Although there are comments that indicate that since it is a movie and not a series, capturing the whole idea might be hard for Kunle Afolayan’s latest movie- Anikulapo.

According to the Director Extraordinaire:

“This may seem like mere hype but imagine a movie like game of thrones recreated in Nigeria but with a better representation of our culture”.

Before the project dropped, Kunle Afolayan posted on his Instagram page:

“Netflix et Kunle Afolayan; Harnessing the African Art!

Something huge is about to drop!!!

It has only been a few days since everyone screamed “Happy new year” in excitement, but at KAP Hub, we were more excited about this year because of all the plans we had, and guess what guys? Right now, those plans are already panning out… 

Director Kunle Afolayan wrapped up 2021 with a Netflix movie “A Naija Christmas” that knocked the Christmas socks off our feet. 2022 is here now, and he is working on another movie which is the second of the Netflix three films slate and best believe you need to stay guarded because this one will stir up a hurricane that will blow off the roof.

This may seem like mere hype but imagine a movie like the game of thrones recreated in Nigeria but with a better representation of our culture.

If you are a true fan of productions born out of Golden Effects Pictures and KAP Motion Pictures, then your imaginations should be running wild. The movie is being shot on our latest project site KAP Film Village Studio and Resort Igbojaye, Komu in Itesiwaju Local Government, Oyo State”

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Olayiide Bolaji is a writer at The Scoove Africa whose interests span in music and movies. He is also a freelance A&R personel.

1 thought on “Meet the Cast of “Anikulapo” Movie”

  1. I really feel like there should be more to Anikulapo’s story. There should be a reason he left gbogan to Oyomesi ( aside that his parent sending him to their debtors ) How did he get his freedom and why does he have to leave to Oyo. Its obvious he likes woman and he probably didn’t just like women suddenly, maybe something must have happened. Its a great movie though, kudos to the writer and producers of the movie

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