I belong to the first set of people that went to the cinema to watch Elesin Oba ahead of its Netflix release date and I have no regrets.
The movie's greatest strength is the performance of the actors who gave their best to interpreting the script in both words and expressions.
The following things also stood out for me which I enjoyed greatly: costume, cinematography, and sound especially the music - Brymo won my heart.
Shaffy Bello will also continue to be legendary when it comes to portraying a film character.
The movie is a classic that is best experienced rather than told so, forget what anyone says and see Elesin Oba for yourself then be the judge.
Inspired by true life events, in the Oyo Empire in the 1940's, Elesin Oba, the king's chief horseman, succumbs to the lure of beauty and sexual desire on the very evening he is set to die in order to fulfil his lifelong debt of ritual suicide to accompany the dead Alaafin to the realm of the ancestors, he derails from a very important generational and spiritual transaction. This sets in motion a series of catastrophic consequences, in a spell-binding film of emotions, humour, and tragic role reversals that puts ancient beliefs and customs on trial in an ever increasingly post-modern and Western world.
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