Sunday Igboho’, 2017 movie on Yoruba warrior, enjoys fresh attention - SALIENT TIMES ONLINE

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Friday, 19 February 2021

Sunday Igboho’, 2017 movie on Yoruba warrior, enjoys fresh attention


A three-part Yoruba movie released in 2017 is now enjoying fresh attention for sharing an identical name with Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemo, the now-popular youth leader better known as Sunday Igboho.

Igboho has been in the news for asking herders, mostly of Fulani extraction, to exit some parts in Oyo and Ogun states.

He had accused the herders of kidnapping and killing indigenes of the communities and destroying their farms.

In January, one of his houses in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, was gutted by fire — a development he blamed on those opposed to his fight.

The youth leader would later claim that no human can kill him as he would not be distracted.

However, the Yoruba movie also titled ‘Sunday Igboho’ is now gaining traction following the activities of Adeyemo.

Its synopsis read: “Right from the womb, Sunday proves powerful by changing his sex to a male from the female predestined by the Osun Priestess. His father wanted him to be educated but Sunday chooses the path of a warrior.

“(It) is the true story of the Ife Versus Modakeke Clash in the 90s in which Sunday Igboho was proclaimed a hero.

“Sources and facts of this movie are from indigenes of Ife and Modakeke land, survivals of war, eyewitnesses and Sunday Adeniyi Adeyemi (Sunday Igboho) himself. Enjoy this Epic Action Packed story of an African commando.”