The film adaptation of the literary classic, ‘Death & The King’s Horseman’ by Nobel laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka is set to be released at the Toronto Film Festival this September.

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Titled ‘Eleshin Oba‘ the film stars Odunlade Adekola in the title role and is directed by Biyi Bandele. He stars along with Shaffy Bello, musician Olawale ‘Brymo’ Olofooro, Deyemi Okanlawon, Omowunmi Dada and Jide Kosoko. Other equally talented actors are Mark Elderkin, Jenny Stead, Langley Kirkwood, Kevin Ushi, Drikus Volschenk, Fares Boulos ‘Oyibo Rebel’ with special guest appearances by Ajoke Silva and Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett.

The adapted screenplay by Bandele will follow the Nobel Laureate’s 1975 play set in an ancient Yoruba City, following English colonial officers who intervene to prevent the ritual suicide of the Elesin Oba following his king’s death.

Great to see some of our African literature classics finally make it to the big screen. We welcome more of such. Check out the impressive trailer.

By Bola Aduwo

Bola wears several hats. Writing and editing this website is one of them. She also writes screenplay for movies, does PR, promotion and is also a Content Producer. A die-hard Nollywood fan and contributor, she loves Jesus, Nollywood, Africa & The Arts/Entertainment and in that order.

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