Sango: The Legendary African King is a 1997 epic Nigerian film, written by Wale Ogunyemi, produced and directed by Obafemi Lasode.[1] The film depicts the life and reign of the legendary fifteenth-century African king Sango, who ruled as the Alaafin of Oyo and became an important deity of the Yoruba people.[2][3]

Sango: The Legendary African King
Directed byObafemi Lasode
Written byWale Ogunyemi
Produced byObafemi Lasode
StarringPeter Fatomilola
Racheal Oniga
Antar Laniyan
Obafemi Lasode
Wale Adebayo
Bukky Ogunnote
Gbenga Richards
Ayo Akinwale
Joe Layode
Kola oyewo
Jimi Sholanke
Kola Oyewo
Kayode Odumosun
CinematographyYusuf Mohammed
Edited byJimi Solanke
Music byJumoke Oke
Afrika'n Vogue/Even-Ezra Studios
Release date
  • 1 October 1997 (1997-10-01)
Running time
160 minutes

Cast edit

  • Wale Adebayo as Sango
  • Peter Fatomilola as Babalawo Oyo (Oyo herbalist)
  • Racheal Oniga as Obba
  • Joe Layode as Elempe
  • Bukky Ogunnote as Osun (often pronounced Oshun)
  • Gbenga Richards as Samu
  • Laide Adewale as Agbaakin
  • Professor Ayo Akinwale as Bashorun
  • Antar Laniyan as Olowu
  • Ola Tehinse as Balogun
  • Jimi Solanke as Ghost
  • Albert Aka-eze as Eliri
  • Toyin Oshinaike as Oluode
  • Peter Fatomilola as Babalawo Oyo
  • Wale Ogunyemi as Lagunan
  • Kola Oyewo as High Chief
  • Kayode Odumosu as Tamodu
  • Doyin Hassan as Omiran
  • Mufu Hamzat as Biri
  • Jumoke Oke-eze as Chantress
  • Florence Richards as Otun Iyalode and *Remi Abiola as Iyalode

Screening edit

In 1998, the film was screened by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York City, U.S.A. as part of the 4th New York African Film Festival.[4] In February 1999, the film was screened at the 7th Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles. In April 2002, the film was selected to open the Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Film Festival.[5]

Awards edit

  • Best Feature Film at the 1st Abuja International Film Festival, held in Abuja, Nigeria, in October, 2004
  • Best First Film of a Director at the Nigerian Film Festival held in Lagos, November, 2003.[6]

References edit

  1. ^ "Femi Lasode: Life after Sango". The Punch - Nigeria's Most Widely Read Newspaper. Archived from the original on 18 January 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  2. ^ Our Reporter. "Femi Lasode set to raise the bar with Stolen Treasures". Archived from the original on 18 January 2015. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  3. ^ Tishken, Joel E.; Falola, Toyin; Akínyẹmí, Akíntúndé (2009). Ṣng in Africa and the African Diaspora. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0253220943. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
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  5. ^ Haynes, Jonathan (2000). Nigerian Video Films. Ohio University Press. ISBN 9780896802117. Retrieved 17 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Nigeria HomePage - Breaking News, Business, Sports, Entertainment and Video News". Retrieved 17 January 2015.