King of Boys is arguably one of the most popular franchise titles to ever come out of the Nigerian entertainment industry.
Brought to life by the self-acclaimed “Bruce Lee of Visuals,” Kemi Adetiba, King of Boys started with a 2018 movie that followed Eniola Salami (Sola Sobowale), a businesswoman and philanthropist, whose insatiable appetite for power drives her into politics. As she is drawn into a struggle for power her criminal baggage will prove a heavy burden.
King of Boys was a mega-hit for Kemi Adetiba, who’d conceived the idea for the movie and directed it, in 2018. It grossed a whopping ₦245 million at the Nigeria box office (the second highest-grossing Nollywood movie in 2018 and currently the 9th of all time). A good political thriller was something the Nigerian audience hadn’t gotten in a long time and KOB made them hunger for more. Chants soon flooded the streets – the fans wanted more – and Kemi Adetiba delivered.
In August 2021, a sequel titled King of Boys: The Return of the King debuted on Netflix as a miniseries, and the fans loved it, too. With seven episodes under its belt, there was more time for the series to better develop the KOB universe, which in turn meant fans had more material to console themselves with before a potential third part arrived.
On the 17th of November, 2022, Kemi Adetiba took to her official Twitter handle to break the news millions of fans around the world had been waiting to hear…
Very few words that say a whole lot. The King of Boys shall return. We do not know when yet, but we’re rejoicing knowing it’s already in the works.
The King of Boys franchise stars Sola Sobowale, Adesua Etomi, Reminisce, Illbliss, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Nse Ikpe Etim, Lord Frank, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, Paul Sambo, Osas Ajibade Ighodaro, Toni Tones, Sani Muazu, Demola Adedoyin, and Akin Lewis, to mention but a few.
Streaming both parts on Netflix.