1 October (Nigeria: 2014)


Kunle Afolayan

Cast list

Femi Adebayo as Banji

Ademola Adedoyin as Prince Aderopo

Kayode Aderupoko as Seargent Sunday Afonja

Kunle Afolayan as Agbekoya

Abiodun Aleja as Olaitan

David Bailie as Chief Superintendent Fred Ackerman

Kehinde Bankole as Miss Tawa

Ibrahim Chatta as Sumonu

Sadiq Daba as Inspector Danladi Waziri

Ifayemi Elebuibon as Baba Ifa

Kanayo O Kanayo as Okarfo

Fabian Adeoye Lojede as Corporal Omolodun

Bimbo Manuel as Canon Kuforiji

Colin David Reese as Father Dowling

Nick Rhys as Rupert Winterbottom


Produced by Kunle Afolayan

Written by Tunde Babalola


In this grim period thriller, a police detective hunts for answers about a serial killer targeting Nigerian women. Set in the 1960s against the backdrop of a country pursuing its independence from British rule, tensions run high as Danladi’s investigation brings him into contact with tribalism and other dark and dangerous sides of society.


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