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 of this 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?
Fresh from the cinema, we bring you this undiluted review of KING OF BOYS. Straight to the review. Wait, before we write the review we must praise and appreciate the lovely writer/director Kemi Adetiba for gracing our cinemas with this lovely piece which is worth a re-watch and our mummy Sola Sobowale for the energy she puts into her movies.
What We Think Of The Movie
We must say, when we saw the poster of King of Boys literally everywhere, we wondered, How nice can this movie be? And now that we’ve seen it, WOW. This movie has definitely set a bar for Nollywood, a bar that other directors, writers, actors should try and meet. The movie showed us that our Nollywood is no longer an infant but a young adult in its prime. The age of banger with the sound of screenshots are over the days of always wanting to force the English are way behind us too.
We applaud the actors for delivering to us a movie like this, Sola Sobowale(we loved every energy that was put in, we need more actors like you), Remilekun Abdulkalid Safaru popularly known as Reminisce or Alaga Ibile, Illbliss, Adesuwa Itomi, Paul Sambo, Toni Tones amongst many others.
We must say King of Boys is like the Nollywood Den of Thieves and Den of Thieves is a lovely movie. King of Boys is only more interesting. We loved the diversity, the language interchange, the religious relationships, the flood of parables.
The Movie’s Message
This movie carries a lot of messages. It showcases the political brouhaha happening in our world today. Do you believe it is left for the government to make the country a better place? Making our country a better, safer and corrupt free haven starts with YOU and I. Who cares about simple bribery? That’s the notion our country’s politics is built on. We had spiritual messages too in the movie. DO NOT COMPARE YOURSELF TO GOD.
We smiled, cried, laughed during the course of this movie and it ended with a bag which got a series of applause from everyone in the cinema hall. The popular lyrics from Tuface’s song also came in when Amaka greatly disappointed.
We definitely want to see more of Sola Sobowale and Kemi Adetiba. We want more actors like Sola Sobowale because she is indeed a King.
This movie is getting a 9/10.