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What is King of Boys as received by Kemi Adetiba?

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King of Boys also styled as KOB is a 2018 Nigerian crime political thriller film written, co-produced and directed by Kemi Adetiba. It is the second movie directed by Kemi Adetiba following the release of The Wedding Party. It reunites Kemi Adetiba with Adesua Etomi and Sola Sobowale, after they worked together in her directorial debut, The Wedding Party. The movie is focused on power tussle and stars rappers Illbliss and Reminisce in their movie debut roles. Other casts include Paul Sambo, Osas Ajibade, Toni Tones, Sani Muazu, Demola Adedoyin and Akin Lewis.


King of Boys tells the story of Alhaja Eniola Salami (played by Veteran Actress Sola Sobowale), a businesswoman and philanthropist with a promising political future. She is drawn into a struggle for power which in turn threatens everything around her as a result of her growing political ambitions. To come out of this on top, she is caught up in a game of trust, not knowing whom really to look up to, and this leads to her ruthlessness.


  • Sola Sobowale as Alhaja Eniola Salami
  • Adesua Etomi as Kemi Salami
  • Jide Kosoko as Alhaji Salami
  • Osas Ighodaro as Sade Bello
  • Illbliss as Odogwu Malay
  • Reminisce as Makanaki
  • Toni Tones as Young Salami
  • Akin Lewis as Aare Akinwade
  • Demola Adedoyin as Kitan Salami
  • Sani Mu’azu as Inspector Shehu
  • Paul Sambo as Nurudeen Gobir
  • Sharon Ooja as Amaka
  • Jumoke George as Party Gossip 1
Directed byKemi Adetiba
Produced byKemi Adetiba
Kene Okwuosa
Remi Adetiba
Written byKemi Adetiba
StarringSola Sobowale
Adesua Etomi
Toni Tones
Jide Kosoko
CinematographyIdowu Adedapo
Olabode Lawal
Kemi Adetiba Visuals
Distributed byFilmOne Distributions
Release date20 October 2018
Running time169 minutes (2 Hours 49 Minutes)
Box office₦ 245 million 

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As we anticipate the sequel which is King of Boys 2 which happens to be a Netflix Original, what are your expectations? Kindly use the comment section below

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