The latest and trending movie on streaming platform Prime Video, Gangs of Lagos, has been a centre of attention to indigenous people of Isale Eko in Lagos which was the centre of attraction in the scenes.
How The Production of #GangsOfLagos Has Been…
Gangs of Lagos is the first African Amazon Prime Video original production.
The Jade Osiberu film was released on Prime Video on April 7, 2023 and has got most talking online and offline on how the delivery from the scenes has been.
It is a star-studded cast which included Tobi Bakre, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Chike Osebuka, Chioma Akpotha, and Iyabo Ojo, Zlatan Ibile, among others.
The film is also top of charts in several countries across the world owing to the story telling and manner of acting.
What Is Really in #GangsOfLagos That Has Made People Talking?
Gangs of Lagos tells the story about a group of friends, Obalola, Gift, and Ify, who each have to navigate their own destiny, growing up on the bustling streets and neighbourhood of Isale Eko, Lagos.
They grew up on the streets with the characters bringing their A game to bring to life each scenes of the storyline.
It is indeed a gritty and compelling watch but requires the viewer’s patience to sit through the film and enjoy owning to the fact that the efforts put into affiliating thuggery and politics with gangsterism in Nigeria were somewhat loose yet easy to grasp.
The blend of culture into cultism is however what has turned the rhetorics around for the blockbuster movie on the lips of majority with the way the Ẹyọ Masquerade was portrayed.
Reactions from Indigenous Persons and Groups in Lagos
As life would always be – good and bad, the manner at which the Ẹyọ Masquerade was used is not acceptable by some local chiefs and group and amongst them who has voiced out has been the Chairman of the Isale-Eko Descendants Union, Yomi Tokosi, as well as the Alaworo Ẹyọ of the Adámúòrìṣà Cult Chief Adebola Dosunmu.
While the Isale-Eko said the use of the masquerade was illegally and scandalously depicted, the Adámúòrìṣà Cult tagged it as demeaning of the culture and tradition of Lagos Island which is the custodian of the Ẹyọ.
See below their press releases:
What The Social Media Is Saying About the Movie
According to tweep, Ekiti Social Observer, the premiere is:
Action, thriller, and reality!
I’ve seen this movie. It’s a must-watch! It is an example of how power corrupts absolutely. How politicians save and nurture their own while endangering the lives of the less fortunate.
To be civilized, you don’t have to be educated!
An unimpressed tweep, Landelani, however rated the movie low. In her opinion, #GangsOfLagos is:
A crap of a movie. Poor and amateur production. Amazon really did a number on these desperate filmmakers.
For another lover of the movie, khamisnajib, he was blown away by the quality of the script.
I actually watched this film yesterday, when i saw that Amazon prime i was like WOAH🤓😎🤑. Best part is, i was blown away by the quality of the script and act.