Movie Review: KOB2 – King Of Boys 2 Is A Glorious Return Of The King (Netflix)

Synopsis Of KOB2:THE RETURN OF THE KING: Alhaja Eniola Salami starts life anew in Nigeria and sets her sights on a different position of power, fuelled by revenge, regret, and ruthlessness.

The Cast

  • Sola Sobowale –  Eniola Salami
  • Efa Iwara –  Dapo Banjo 
  • Titi Kuti –  Ade Tiger
  • Nse Ikpe-Etim – Jumoke Randle 
  • IllBliss –  Odogwu Malay 
  • Remilekun Reminisce –  Makanaki 
  • Deyemi Okanlawon – Adetola Fashina
  • Osas Ighodaro – Sade Bello
  • Charly Boy – Odudubariba
  • Akin Lewis – Aare Akinwande 
  • Toni Tones – Young Eniola
  • Keppy Ekpenyong-Bassey – President Mumusa
  • Tope Olowoniyan –  Aisha Banjo
  • Richard Mofe-Damijo – Reverend Ifeanyi
  • Bimbo Manuel – Habib Mogaji 
  • Taiwo Ajai-Lycett – Chief Mrs. Randle

The Crew

  • Kemi Adetiba    – Writer, Producer and Director
  • Remi Adetiba – Producer
  • Joy Nnamdi-Yusuf – Producer
  • Colette Otusheso – Producer
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KOB2 – King Of Boys 2 – The Return Of The King: The Review

The anticipation of this movie, or series, had been very high on social media, and I dare say it lived up to the hype. The original King of Boys movie broke a lot of ceilings in Nollywood, and we all thought it was better to leave it as it is to prevent the sophomore slump (or sophomore curse – a thing in the arts where the second project after a monumental debut doesn’t get the same reception as the first time around). KOB2 not only broke this curse, it shattered it to smithereens and took us to space in a rocket. 

The casting of KOB2 gives the most appropriate roles to the people who would leave all on the screen, and they give stellar performances, including those who had non-speaking roles and cameo appearances. The acting is on point, so much that even facial expressions spoke volumes. In particular, Eniola Salami, played by Sola Sobowale, used facial expressions in silence, saying nothing, yet speaking loudly, is an image of the quintessential Yoruba mother. 

The picture quality of this movie makes me want to lick my screen (and I have seen the series twice). The crispness and burst of colours is beautiful. 

The costume designers understood the assignment and brought all to the table. The clothes given to Oba, Eniola Salami, for every single scene she appears in shows careful thought and a synergy between the cast and crew of this movie. It is the kind of synergy and excellence we have clamoured for in Nollywood. 

The use of proverbs, innuendos, and play on words, provides so many memorable one liners and quotes that will remain on our tongues for a long time. We will quote the lines and recall the pleasure of watching this series. 

There are some loopholes. Where did Odudubariba come from? He was not in the first instalment. He was not even a minion, so how did he grow to take over the elders’ table? Where and when did Oba and Makanaki reconcile and strategize what would happen in the last episode? At the shrine, we see Makanaki mention Eniola Salami as one of his enemies, yet, they reconcile at the end without any form of fight or negotiation that we see. Perhaps these are not loopholes, but openings for future sequels.

Loopholes or intentional omissions for the sake of future spins, nothing takes away from the overall excellence of this piece of art, and we wish we have a higher score to give to King Of Boys 2. This return of the king is glorious.  

Score: 5/5 (Outstanding Movie)

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  1. Poor
  2. Sub Par
  3. Okay
  4. Great
  5. Outstanding

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