The King’s Horseman
The Nigerian film Elesin Oba (The King’s Horseman) was released on Netflix last month to widespread acclaim. The movie is an adaptation of Wole Soyinka, the country’s Nobel laureate and foremost playwright’s, most famous work, the 1975 Death and The King’s Horseman.
10 Sep 2022
“Elesin Oba , The King’s Horseman,” premieres at the Toronto Film Festival. “Elesin Oba, The King’s Horseman” is an adaptation of Wole Soyinka's book "Death and the Kings Horseman" which is also based on Nigerian historical event of 1943. Set in the Oyo Empire, the king’s horseman according to tradition is to perform the ritual…