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Kunle Afolayan Faces Backlash Over Dance With Daughter At Anikulapo Series Premiere



Kunle Afolayan Faces Backlash Over Dance With Daughter At Anikulapo Series Premiere

Popular actor and movie producer Kunle Afolayan has sparked controversy with his dance moves with his daughter at the premiere of his highly anticipated series, ‘Anikulapo: The Rise of the Spectre’.

The after-party video, featuring Kunle Afolayan dancing with his eldest daughter, Eyiyemi, has been criticised online, with some netizens tagging the dance ‘inappropriate’.

The premiere, held over the weekend, brought together notable actors, including Sola Sobowale, Lateef Adedimeji, Mo Bimpe, Bimbo Ademoye, singer D’Banj, Tunde Kelani, and others.

While the event celebrated the launch of Kunle Afolayan’s six-part series, attention shifted to the dance moment between the filmmaker and his daughter.

Online users expressed discomfort with the dance, likening it to moves shared by romantic partners.

Critics slammed Afolayan for engaging in such a dance with his daughter, tagging it inappropriate and questioning his judgement.


Afolayan’s series, ‘Anikulapo: Rise of the Spectre’, is set to premiere on March 1 on Netflix.

The trailer, released on January 30, has generated significant anticipation.

The series is a sequel to the successful 2022 title ‘Anikulapo’ and promises a captivating storyline with a mix of returning and new cast members.

Returning cast members include Kunle Remi as Saro and Bimbo Ademoye as Rolake.

The series features a blend of Nollywood veterans, including Sola Sobowale, Jide Kosoko, Lincoln Owo Ogunde, Taiwo Hassan, Gabriel Afolayan, Adewale Elesho, Uzee Usman and Lateef Adedimeji. Other notable stars are Ronke Oshodi-Oke, Moji Afolayan, Aisha Lawal, Adeniyi Johnson, Funky Mallam, Sokoto Alabgedeorun, Ropo Ewenla, Olayiwola Razaq Olasunkanmi, Kayode Aderupoko, Damilola Ogunsi, Adebayo Salami, Oyindamola Sanni, Sunday Omobonlale, Sisi Quadri and Titi Kuti.