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Nollywood Eniola Ajao’s movie ‘Ajakaju’ rakes over N200 million in cinemas




Epic movie, Ajakaju by Nollywood first time producer, Eniola Ajao has crossed the N200 million ticket sale benchmark, according to data released by the Nigerian Box Office.

The Nigerian box office disclosed this information via a tweet on Thursday afternoon, as observed by Nairametrics.

  • The tweet stated, “Total estimates for the following movies as of 17th April, 2024: Ajakaju: N214 million, Ajosepe: N64 million, Saving Onome: N28 million.

Co-produced by Anthills studio and distributed by FilmoneNg, it recorded N16 million in a single day on its Friday release. Five days later, the indigenous epic film, starring Odunlade Adekola, veteran Sola Sobowale, and other premium acts, reached N101.2 million in cinemas.

What we know

The film, which premiered on March 25, 2024, ahead of the Easter celebrations, was officially released to cinemas on March 29, 2024. Directed by Odunlade Adekola and Adebayo Tijani, “Beast of Two Worlds” delves into the life of a desperate king facing banishment due to his wives’ inability to bear him a son.

In a bid to secure his dynasty’s future, he takes a new wife from another world, but her arrival brings unexpected chaos, compelling the king to confront his fears and fight for his legacy.

What you should know

Set against the backdrop of clashing worlds, “Beast of Two Worlds (Ajakaju)” boasts a stellar cast including Odunlade Adekola, Femi Adebayo, Mercy Aigbe Kazeem, Faithia Williams, Lateef Adedimeji, Sola Sobowale, Ibrahim Chatta, and Fathia Balogun.

The movie’s impressive performance on its opening day marks it as the highest-grossing Nigerian film debut of 2024. In an interview in 2022, the producer revealed that the movie took over three weeks to produce.

Shot by Idowu Adedapo, renowned for his work on “Wedding Party,” “King of Boys,” “Chief Daddy,” “Dear Affy,” “Oloture,” among others, “Ajakaju” is a visual spectacle brought to audiences by Lighthouse Pictures and Anthill Studios, distributed by Film One Entertainment.






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