“Jagun Jagun”: A Riveting Yoruba Epic Set to Conquer Netflix
Femi Adebayo Salami, a renowned figure in Nollywood, has recently announced the impending release of his latest indigenous film, “Jagun Jagun” (The Warrior) set to hit Netflix on Aug.10. In this production, he not only takes on the lead role but also serves as the producer.
The film narrates the gripping story of a blood-thirsty warlord, threatened by a young warrior driven by desires for power and the love of a woman.
With a stellar cast that spans both the Yoruba and English Nollywood categories, “Jagun Jagun” features the likes of Adedimeji Lateef, Bimbo Ademoye, Fathia Balogun, Mr Macaroni, and Bukunmi Oluwasina. Directed by Adebayo Tijani and Tope Adebayo Salami, the film promises a mesmerizing portrayal of Yoruba traditions and values.
The trailer highlights a rich cultural narrative that reflects the essence of Yoruba storytelling. Notably, the production spared no expense, filming for an entire month in a Southwest location in Nigeria.
As the success of African cultural stories gains momentum, “Jagun Jagun” stands as a powerful addition to the repertoire of such films. Following the footsteps of acclaimed productions like “King of Thieves” from Anthill Studios and others like “Ayinla,” “Anikulapo,” “Eleshin Oba,” and the recently released “Òrìṣà,” by Odunlade Adekoka, the film promises to captivate audiences and elevate the prominence of African storytelling.
Salami’s epic masterpiece is poised to surpass all expectations, immersing viewers in a tale of life, power, people, change, chance, and purpose. In the words of Salami himself, “We made a story that talks about the TWO important days of our lives as HUMANS – the day we were BORN and the day we find out WHY we were born.”
Mark your calendars for the film’s release as “Jagun Jagun,” explores life, power, people, change, chance, and purpose, and urges viewers to connect with their inner warriors.
The film is primed to resonate with audiences, instilling a profound sense of purpose and a call to introspection, as Adebayo himself shared, “There is a fighter in all of us. What calls to your inner warrior? JAGUN JAGUN!”
Check out the trailer HERE.