Ajakaju: Eniola Ajao’s film, Beast of Two Worlds, hits cinema today

Eniola Ajao’s much-awaited blockbuster movie, Beast of Two Worlds (Ajakaju), has hit the cinemas nationwide. 

Produced by Eniola Ajao in association with Anthill Studios, Beast of Two Worlds (Ajakaju) attracted a star-studded cast of industry professionals to its grand premiere held at FilmOne Cinema, Circle Mall, Lekki, Lagos on Sunday, March 24, 2024.

On the red carpet, dazzling and glittering in different high-end luxury attires were top actors like Toyin Abraham, Mercy Aigbe, Odunlade Adekola, Femi Adebayo, Iyabo Ojo, Yomi Fash-Lanso, Gbenga Adeyinka, and Ronke Oshodi-Oke.

Others included Denrele Edun, Rukayat Lawal, Wasila Coded, Wumi Toriola, Phyna, Peju Ogunmola, Dayo Amusa, Iyabo Ojo, and Antar Laniyan.

Directed by Odunlade Adekola and Adebayo Tijani, Beast of Two Worlds interrogates the predicament of a desperate king facing banishment due to his three wives’ inability to produce a son. The monarch takes a new wife from another world, who promises him an heir but her arrival brings unforeseen chaos to the kingdom, forcing him to confront his fears and fight to secure his dynasty’s future.

The movie parades a stellar cast that includes Odunlade Adekola, Eniola Ajao, Sola Sobowale, Femi Adebayo, Lateef Adedimeji, Mercy Aigbe, Bimbo Akintola, Fathia Balogun, and Ibrahim Chatta.

Meanwhile, following the controversies generated by crowning the popular crossdresser, Okuneye Idris Olanrewaju aka Bobrisky as the Best Dressed (Female) at the premiere, Eniola Ajao has tendered an unreserved apology to Nigerians, most especially, her fans.

A statement issued by the actress reads: “I address you all today, taking full responsibility and seeking your pardon with my deepest regrets for the distress and turmoil caused by the events surrounding the premiere of Ajakaju. First, I want to extend my sincerest apologies to the Muslim community, especially during this sacred month of Ramadan. I acknowledge and respect the significance of this time, and it was never my intention to offend or upset anyone with the proceedings of our premiere. Please accept my sincerest apologies for any distress my actions may have caused during this sacred time.

“To the women in our society, I want to express my profound apologies. As a woman myself, I understand the importance of upholding and honoring our gender with dignity and respect. I want to assure you that I hold the utmost reverence for womanhood, and I would never intentionally engage in any behavior that diminishes or disparages the role of women in our society. I also extend my heartfelt apologies to Femi Adebayo and his wife for the undue backlash they faced as a result of the announcement made at our event. I deeply regret the insults and disrespect directed towards them, and I take full responsibility for any harm caused.

“To Bobrisky, I offer my sincere apologies for putting you in a difficult position. The decision to award you was never meant to cause harm or controversy, but was rather a misguided attempt to generate publicity for our movie. I am truly sorry for any distress this may have caused you.

“In an effort to make amends and correct my mistakes, I have decided to honor Papaya Ex and Iyabo Ojo as the best-dressed females at the premiere. Each will receive a sum of N1,000,000 (One Million Naira) as a token of my sincere apology and appreciation for their grace and elegance. I want to emphasize that my primary goal in all of this was to promote my movie, which is set to hit cinemas on March 29, 2024. While I may have made missteps along the way, please understand that my intentions were never malicious or harmful. I am deeply sorry for any pain or discomfort my actions may have caused, and I am committed to learning and growing from this experience. Your forgiveness and support would mean the world to me.”

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