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BN Exclusive: Watch the Trailer for Kunle Afolayan’s New Movie “October 1”



October 1
It’s Nigeria’s Independence Day anniversary today and it’s a perfect time to reveal the trailer for Kunle Afolayan‘s movie “October 1“.
There has been so much buzz about this movie since we caught glimpses of the transformation of various stars on set.

Now you can view the trailer, poster and read the official synopsis.
For more on the movie, visit

It’s September 1960, and with Nigeria on the verge of independence from British colonial rule, a northern Nigerian Police Detective, DAN WAZIRI, is urgently despatched by the Colonial Government to the trading post town of Akote in the Western Region of Nigeria to solve a series of female murders that have struck horror in the hearts and minds of the local community. On getting to Akote, more murders are committed, and with local tension high and volatile, Waziri has a race on his hands to solve the case before even more local women are killed.

Set against the backdrop of the national celebratory mood of the impending independence, Waziri is pulled into a game of cat and mouse as he and the killer try to outwit each other… leading to the climatic end in which the life of a popular local female teacher and village belle, TAWA, is held in the balance. Waziri has to race against the clock to capture the killer, save Tawa and solve the crime before the British flag is lowered and the Nigerian flag raised on Independence Day… October 1.

Trailer – October 1


  1. stop hating

    October 1, 2013 at 9:18 am

    wow this is really different. I cant’t wait to see it

  2. Harry

    October 1, 2013 at 9:27 am

    This is #EPIC!!! Kunle Afolayan has done it again. I am most definitely watching this at the cinemas 🙂

  3. Beht why

    October 1, 2013 at 9:51 am

    This guy is just IT.. Proud 🙂


    October 1, 2013 at 9:52 am


  5. Wale

    October 1, 2013 at 10:03 am

    There are so many good Nigerian movies being released, where can I watch them? I have a long list but can’t find them online after they’ve done the cinema run.

    • Let it flow...

      October 1, 2013 at 10:42 am

      Try IrokoTV or IbakaTV

    • Anna

      October 1, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      Movies like Phone Swap and Mirror Boy aren’t there though 🙁

    • getsamplevidacupdotblogspotdotcom

      October 1, 2013 at 1:01 pm

      is last flight to Abuja one of the movies you want to see?. it’s on youtube now.

    • Bebe

      October 1, 2013 at 8:39 pm

      Phone swap is showing on nollywood now and mirror boy on OHtv

  6. gute

    October 1, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Cnt d ‘NOLLLYWOOD’ tin b redefined in this light? I mean kunle afolayan is trailing the blaze

    • e-bukun

      October 1, 2013 at 2:24 pm

      er… blazing the trail / Trail blazing

    • SOLO ACT

      October 1, 2013 at 6:43 pm

      trailing the blaze keh! lol! but i get what u are saying! it looks well thought out! proud to be naija

  7. Keziah

    October 1, 2013 at 10:13 am

    This is what I want to see. The trailer alone keeps me at the edge of my seat, so looking forward to see this. Amazeballs lol 🙂

  8. northernbelle

    October 1, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Wow, looks great! Kunle Afolayan has always been a thorough and excellent filmmaker. And Sadiq Daba, it’s been a looooong time i’ve seen him on tv/movies. I’m looking forward to this. @ gute, it’s ‘blazing the trail’, not ‘trailing the blaze’. His movies are a beacon for others to follow.

  9. bobbydox

    October 1, 2013 at 11:24 am

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i am so so so so so so so so so so so so so so proud of NOLLYWOOD, KUNLE AFOLOYAN AND THE WHOLE CREW KUDOS

  10. Abimbola

    October 1, 2013 at 11:28 am

    omd. amazing!!!! Kunle Afolayan well done!!

  11. Nok10

    October 1, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Wow loads of veteran actors! Kunle Afolayan’s last movie ‘Phone swap’ got a great review by the New York Times. He’s come back with another great movie. So proud of Nigerian film makers like Kunle Afoloyan and the Dosunmu guy who directed ‘Mother of George’. 2013 is a good year for the real Nigerian filmmakers.

  12. Deedee

    October 1, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    Interesting trailer, cant wait to see this movie…..well done Kunle Afolayan.

  13. asgrl

    October 1, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Now this fills my heart joy and anticipation

    • asgrl

      October 2, 2013 at 2:48 am

      ^with joy and anticipation. Where has my command of written
      English gone?

  14. Neks

    October 1, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Love his work… supported his first two movies and cant wait to watch this one as well…

  15. jinkelele

    October 1, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    that last line was ‘hilarious’

    • aunty

      October 1, 2013 at 7:40 pm

      we are on the same page! lol… lovely trailer!

  16. kATHRYN cAGE

    October 1, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    This is how you know it is inherited! Kunle Afolayan, Nigeria’s finest, it runs in the blood…

  17. Africhic

    October 1, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Different and looks well thought out. Kudos to Kunle Afolayan

  18. Adams

    October 1, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    Just wow….cant wait

  19. omo

    October 1, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    OMG! Is that Bitrus from cock crow at dawn?? I feel ancient!!

  20. Bleed blue

    October 1, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Kunle Afoloyan though…the man is all about QUALITY!

    Please can someone remind me what old Nigerian soap the main character (the old police officer) is most known for? I have a vague recollection of him being called Bala or Bullus or something of the sort…was it Behind the Clouds? New Masquerade? Basi & Company? Ripples? Checkmate? None of the above?
    Someone! Please! Help! The vagueness is driving me up the wall…You know how that kind of thing can be na…

    • I_I

      October 1, 2013 at 5:14 pm

      Sadiq Daba – veteran NTA broadcaster, acted in “Things Fall Apart” and “Cock-crow At Dawn” (Brutus).

    • Bleed blue

      October 2, 2013 at 1:52 pm

      Oh thank you! As in…I love you. As in…marry me.

  21. Vics

    October 1, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    And some people will claim it will take Nigeria zillion years to do anything of quality….Kunle, tnx for proving them wrong!

  22. Gee

    October 1, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Mr. Kunle..well done. I am so impressed with the QUALITY that you exhibit on each an every movie you do. Gone are the days when I was ashamed to show my fellow African American and Caucasian brothers and sisters Nollywood films. This film and all the new Nollywood films are just so different and a far fetch from what used to be. God Bless all your efforts, Kunle and I look forward to seeing our films at the Oscars. It’s about time!! Thanks Sir for your dedication to QUALITY and not QUANTITY!!

  23. Couture By Makioba

    October 1, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    …… And I am proud to say ‘ THIS IS NOLLYWOOD’

  24. LL

    October 1, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    EPIC!!!! Kudos Kunle! Nollywood have rich stories to be told. All these rukky sanda movies need to take a hike!

  25. Choice

    October 1, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Wow movie with a difference.


    October 1, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Gosh!!!! Can’t wait for this movie!!!
    This is an Epic!
    In the last scene .. The guy that said ‘I think I know the killer’

    • TEE

      October 2, 2013 at 1:07 am


  27. wanel

    October 1, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    this is what we call a movie!

  28. Milly

    October 2, 2013 at 1:30 am


  29. Duvy

    October 2, 2013 at 7:22 am

    … saw this first at the Lights Camera Africa Film festival @ British Council. We couln’t stop clapping and I honestly can’t wait for the release.

  30. nene

    October 2, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    1960 would’ve been a more appropriate name.

  31. didabliz

    October 3, 2013 at 11:55 am

    WOW!!!…Way to go K.A

  32. Deluxury Queen

    October 9, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Wow wow…… sooo impressed with this trailer…. not only is he a brilliant actor (Kunle) he’s also a fantastic director….. well done and looking forward to seeing your films at film festivals and definitely Oscar on the cards for best international film…… trail blazer you are. keep making us proud….

  33. eyoyo's pot

    October 27, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    I’ll b d firsst 2 see dis movie..KUnle AFOOOOOOO!

  34. Williams

    January 6, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    The true seed of ADE LOVE.

  35. clara

    April 26, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    I can’t believe what I just watched. Kunle you are a pillar to watch to take Nollywood to the promise land. Well done kunle………..

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