What people are saying about Citation (2020 Movie): A social media roundup

Citation is a 2020 Nigerian film directed by Kunle Afolayan, written by Tunde Babalola and starring Jimmy Jean-Louis, Temi Otedola, and Bukunmi Oluwashina.  Unlike our usual style, we decided to do a Twitter round up before publishing our detailed review.

Since its release on Netflix on Friday, 6 November, 2020, there has been a lot of buzz around the movie. The movie has a lot of the usual suspects, both local and international. It also has some unusual suspects – new and unexpected faces.

The movie has a lot going for it, hence the buzz. It is produced and directed by the prolific movie director, Kunle Afolayan. His younger brother, Gabriel Afolayan, starred in it. They are both sons of the late Ade Afolayan, popularly known as Ade Love, who was known for his love stories in the Yoruba theatre genre, mostly in the 80s.

The movie also stars Temi Otedola, sibling to DJ Cuppy, the popular DJ who has also forayed into singing. Temi and Cuppy are the adorable daughters of one of the richest men in Africa, Femi Otedola.

Citation was also shot in Obafemi Awolowo University, primarily, which is a popular historic landmark in Nigeria.

A large percentage of the people talking about the movie think it is a great movie and worth the time spent seeing it. It is a long movie, 2.5 hours in length.

A few people expressed that the movie was less than average. One of the expressions used was ‘meh’. Some were really excited to see their alma mater, Obafemi Awolowo University, Great Ife.

Some felt the use of multiple languages, Yoruba, English and French was really good in promoting culture, though they said Temi’s spoken French is better than her spoken Yoruba.

Anyway, here is a sample of people’s opinions about the movie, for your enjoyment.







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