What are people saying about the movie, Òlòtúré? We scoured through social media to find out.
When movies are released in the cinema, producers depend on box office to get funds and get conversations going about it. For Oloture, it had to be released on Netflix, and the producers depended on social media to get the buzz going on the movie. Oloture is not your run of the mill movie. It is a movie that leaves your heart and emotions raw.
We already have our own review of the movie published, but we also wanted to highlight the thoughts of those who have seen the movie.
So we scoured Twitter to read what the people are saying about the movie. What was the acceptance like? Could people relate with it? Comments and reactions to the movie varied, from sadness, to anger, and to applause for the cast and crew.
We also found people relating it with what is happening in Nigeria now and how that could force some people into such circumstances. It was equally interesting to find a dispute on the credit for the groundwork for the movie.
Some commenters on the movie were impressed – impressed with the story, impressed with the acting, impressed with the cinematography. Some were angry – angry that the movie ended abruptly, angry that the Nigerian society pushed some people to choose such a life where they pay to be abused by others.
Some of the commenters said they were ready to take up the life of the sex workers in Europe. Whether this was in jest or seriousness, we may not know.
But this came on the heels of the current issues going on in the country with police brutality and the economy. They believe they have chances of a better life in Europe than they have currently in Nigeria.
In all, there are mixed reactions to the movie. It is a mix of serious thoughts and bants. We shall leave you with the comments:
Aunty Alero in #OlotureTheMovie please when is the next batch going?????
— Moooooo (@Moyosoluwah) October 22, 2020
— Olusegun Sarumi (@olusegsar) October 29, 2020
Watching oloture and these prices no make sense
Are these prices in naira or dollars ???
Cause Huh #OlotureTheMovie
— Maks #FMD (@chiiamahkah) October 28, 2020
— LAYO'MIE???? (@officiallayo_08) October 26, 2020
I just watched #OlotureTheMovie and I’m so angry rn. Ugh!
— Ordinary Monica (@FentyBrows) October 24, 2020
Please is this the end of #OlotureTheMovie ???????????????????
— Toyosi (@TgJonah) October 23, 2020
You are not forza specialé, you are a Queen. Leave Aunty Alero alone and rule your kingdom #OlotureTheMovie
— Feso Adeniji (@feso_adeniji) October 23, 2020
— NLIAM (@YUNGSKILLZY) October 22, 2020
Abeg make una help me tell aunty Alero say I don ready 2k to go Europe dey hungry me ????#OlotureTheMovie
— Tech Sis (@_Oluwafisayomi_) October 22, 2020
— Bernice Williams???????????????? (@bernilovato) October 22, 2020
Oloture! ???? What a story! ????
A timely depiction of the by-products of corruption, wickedness and bad governance in our society, with major focus on Human Trafficking.
— AyòLadémi (@AyoLademi) October 18, 2020
— Iroko Critic (@irokocritic) October 6, 2020
Finally watched #OlotureTheMovie ????
— Uju (@_obianUju) October 17, 2020
Tobore whom still suffers PTSD after the original investigation has published her research on premium times where she says “I almost lost my life in this undercover project, but I have no regrets”. #OlotureTheMovie #Oluture #gleetzmagazine #EndSARS #5for5 #EndPoliceBrutality
— Gleetz (@gleetz_magazine) October 17, 2020
— Cwy™ (Cwy Mandindi) (@cdoubleyouwhy) October 17, 2020
This is a good watch.
The professionalism especially the harshness of the sex workers lifestyle was really captured#OlotureTheMovie is definitely a good watch for all NIGERIAN Youths and parents especially the NIGERIAN girl child.#OlotureOnNetflix ???? #EndSARS pic.twitter.com/mc29BnVGbZ
— *Austeiin* ???????? (@Austeiin) October 16, 2020
After seeing #OlotureTheMovie
The oaths, the torture, the sacrifices those girls had to go through in search of greener pastures????, it’s another reason to #EndSARS #EndPoliceBrutality and #EndBadGovernanceinNIGERIA !!
— ???????????????????? ???????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????? (@Poshberry01) October 16, 2020
It really breaks my heart to see and know there’s a lot of emotionally damaged women out there.The inhumane acts of rape,fetish, drug and human trafficking these women are exposed to ehn??God please have mercy and protect all the women out there!????????Nice movie!#OlotureTheMovie
— D.C.O (@thedemi_g) October 15, 2020
It isn’t fiction. This is the journalist @DaughterOfMit for who won’t through the trauma to uncover this truth. I pray they give her enough credit for this movie
— Adionne (@Adionne_) October 12, 2020
The movie was actually a work of an investigative journalist, it's a true life story of @DaughterOfMit not just a movie
— ✊???? ???? (@iBeatTheCrowd) October 25, 2020
…AND @EbonyLife_TV @ebonylifefilms @netflix @NetflixFilm THEN SLAMMED A FICTIONAL CAVEAT ON #OlotureTheMovie #OlotureOnNetflix WHEN THE MOVIE IS NO FICTION BUT ADAPTATION OF MY WORK AND STORY…???????????? https://t.co/5AmSBCcLeY
— Tobore Mit Ovuorie (@DaughterOfMit) October 15, 2020
— YINKA (@OlayinkaEhi) October 15, 2020
— Mimi ????????♀️ (@ENGINEERMIMI_) October 14, 2020
Just saw the movie #Oloture … omo dis one no be film ???? dem dey watch chop popcorn ???? ???? scared and sad @ d same time … I fear for all the footballer looking for compass to leave d country…#OlotureTheMovie
— ALLEN (@TheIkwerrian) October 14, 2020
— Shock da World (@Shockdaworld888) October 13, 2020
Hello @kennethgyang I've been clear with my stand on this: My work was ADAPTED into @netflix #OlotureTheMovie, it DIDN'T inspire it. The caveat that the film is a fiction is untrue. YOU & I already discussed this. YOU pleaded I should delete my initial tweet on this. You recall? https://t.co/Wq6474jz3y
— Tobore Mit Ovuorie (@DaughterOfMit) October 13, 2020
Turns out #OlotureTheMovie is based on the real life experiences of pesin wey I know…
— Agba Podcaster (@TonyDoeVO) October 13, 2020
Meet Tobore Ovuorie a warrior and a Fighter! #OlotureTheMovie
isn't a fiction but the True Life Story of Tobore.
Join Tobore Live @DanielAkpata@Max1023FM @DaughterOfMit#latenightonmaxfm
Tonight as she shares more on this. Max102. 3fm 10pm – 3am @Fosudo#ToboreIsOloture https://t.co/tf6MUxJ36t pic.twitter.com/IZE78l2Pyt
— Vitalis Kalu (@VitalisKalu) October 12, 2020
— Metri ♐ (@Metri84_Niners) October 12, 2020
— ????????Nellys Delights (@nellysDelightZ) October 12, 2020
Lastly… One major caveat placed in the movie is that it is a work of fiction, and has no relation to people, dead or alive. We however found onetone claim to the contrary. Tobore Mit Ovuorie, an investigative journalist, tweeted a claim that Oloture is the result of the investigative journalism she did in 2014, but for which she was given no credit.
Hello @kennethgyang I've been clear with my stand on this: My work was ADAPTED into @netflix #OlotureTheMovie, it DIDN'T inspire it. The caveat that the film is a fiction is untrue. YOU & I already discussed this. YOU pleaded I should delete my initial tweet on this. You recall?
— Tobore Mit Ovuorie (@DaughterOfMit) October 13, 2020