Nollywood Actors: Odunlade Adekola, Ibrahim Chatta, others react as Femi Adebayo’s King of Thieves bags 9 nominations at 2023 AMVCA
Since Africa Magic Viewers Choice Award (AMVCA) released its 2023 nomination list, the internet has been agog as actors/actresses took to their Instagram pages to rejoice over their nominations.
One of the nominees of the upcoming award show is Yoruba actor, Femi Adebayo, who can't keep calm.
The movie producer has bagged 9 nominations for this year's edition.
His movie, King of Thieves bagged 9 nominations for Best Director, Best Actor, Best Art Director, Best Writer, Best Picture Editor, Best Makeup, Best Sound Track, and Best Overall Movie.
Sharing the good news via his Instagram page, Femi Adebayo congratulated himself and the cast and crew of the movie.
“AMVCA 9th Edition Nomination Category Unveiled.
Congratulations to the amazing cast and crew. WE DID IT! Now, let the voting begin”.
King of Thieves bags 9 nominations
Taking to his comment section, the likes of Odunlade Adekola, Ibrahim Chatta, Mo Bimpe, Jumoke Odetola, Toyin Abraham, and others rejoiced with him.
Mo Bimpe wrote, “Well deserved
Kolawole Ajeyemi wrote, “Congratulations Egbon
Olayinka Solomon wrote, “Well deserved
Kiki Bakare wrote, “My mayor super proud of you sir congratulations
Toyin Abraham wrote, “Yessss let's goo
Ibrahim Yekini wrote, “Etiko poor Olorun
Ibrahim Chatta wrote, “Congratulations Amir wa
Odunlade Adekola commented with fire emojis.
Jumoke Odetola wrote, “This is huge. Congratulations sir”
Since releasing King of Thieves last year, Femi Adebayo has broken several records with his
King of Thieves breaks records
King of Thieves had grossed over 200 million in less than 4 weeks of it being released.
Sharing the good news on his IG, Adebayo uploaded a video of him dancing energetically as his movie grossed over 224 million, making it among the top 10 highest-grossing movies in Nigeria.
At that time, Femi Adebayo's achievement had replaced Toyin Abraham's highest-grossing movie, the Ghost and Tout which garnered N134.4 Million.
Weeks after that, King of Thieves was crowned the first 2022 Nollywood movie to hit 300 million.
The milestone achievement made King of Thieves the first Nollywood movie to gross 300m and the first indigenous movie to hit N300m in 2022.
Sharing a video of himself dancing again, Femi Adebayo wrote, “#KingOfThievesMovie 300M Box Office… Thank you Nigerians”.
Femi Adebayo makes international history with his newest achievement
Adding to his numerous achievements, King of Thieves was the first Nigerian movie to sell out at Odeon Cinema.
To add to it, it is also the first Nigerian epic to sell out, the first Nigerian film to get a second-day screening due to its demands, and the first indigenous film to complete the feat 2 Odeon approved screening unplanned.
Taking to Instagram to share the good news, part of his post reads, “Another history made!! Thank you, London!! Yeah! Agesinkole was SOLD OUT to the brim which requested another show TODAY! First of its kind in Odeon IMAX.
_ First Nigerian movie to sell out Odeon
First Nigerian epic to sell out Odeon
The first Nigerian film to get a second-day screening due to the demands of the first screen
The first indigenous film to complete this feat _ Day 2 Odeon approved screening unplanned”