Kunle Afolayan’s newly released movie, Anikulapo has been removed from the nomination list of the Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars.

Despite the global reception that Kunle Afolayan’s movie, Anikulapo has received since its release, the Academy Awards did not deem it worthy to make its nomination list.

*The Oscars are awards for artistic and technical merit in the American and international film industry. The awards are regarded by many as the most prestigious, significant awards in the entertainment industry worldwide.

Expressing his disappointment on his Instagram page moments ago, Kunle Afolayan wrote:

“I am so pleased and delighted that the whole world has decided to tag ANIKULAPO film a masterpiece even though the Nigeria Oscar selection committee think its not worth submitting for the Oscars. Will keep doing my own thing”

The news has since upset many Nigerians and even global fans. See below:

The_dreaded_shrew wrote: You don’t need their validation anyways… even the blind can see your genius…. We meuveeeee

Christiana_00 wrote: Not worth submitting’ ??? How do they know what is worth submitting if they have never submitted any movie that’s won a prize, on what yardstick are they measuring by?The movie is a masterpiece which is equaled to none.

Tohbagram wrote: you’re a legend, regardless.

Tee.I_music wrote: Their validation isn’t needed baba mi, just keep doing your own things sir, it’s a masterpiece, I learned a lot watching this….

Classy_casie wrote: No validation needed! The lessons in the movie is numerous!!! Everything and scene on the movie is a Hit

Brukeme wrote: What no Oscar nomination for this film . Pls can they tell us why ? Bcos I was looking forward to it for an Oscar award. Is it the story telling? Is it cast ? Is it picture ? Is the amazing effects? Biko why is this film not Oscar worthy. I will like to understand