It’s been four years since King Of Boys: The Return of The King, and while Nollywood has given us exciting shows and movies since, the king is back. Early in 2022, Kemi Adetiba announced a list of projects that are cooking in the Kemi Adetiba Visuals (KAV) kitchen, and best believe we’ve sat and waited with bated breath since then. 

Here’s all we know about the first project on the lineup, To Kill A Monkey.

The casting choke

Kemi Adetiba has pulled in the Nollywood big guns for this project. From old to new Nollywood, To Kill a Monkey is said to star Chidi Mokeme, Stella Damasus, Bimbo Akintola, William Benson, Lilian Afegbai, Bucci Franklin, Michael .O. Ejoor and Damilola Adegbite.

It’s a crime thriller

Nollywood has decided to choke us with crime and action thrillers, but are we complaining?  After King of Boys and The Return of The King, Kemi Adetiba makes her return with another crime thriller that promises to be better than anything we’ve ever seen.

It’s a mini-series

We’ve never been more thankful that Kemi Adetiba is giving us a series in the midst of the two-hour long movies that’ve taken over Nollywood. We get to watch To Kill a Monkey at our own pace as the story progresses nicely.

Straight to Netflix 

After the madness King of Boys and King of Boys: The Return of The King did on Netflix, it’s no surprise that To Kill a Monkey joins the lineup of films heading straight there. If we say we aren’t excited to watch it as e dey hot, we’d be lying. 

Multiple auditions

Kemi Adetiba is determined to give us the best of the best with To Kill A Monkey. She held three auditions to select all the best new talents to make an appearance on the show.

All roads lead to set

After the announcement and the multiple auditions that followed, To Kill A Monkey is finally off the ground. Production started in early August, and we’ve been getting sweet updates and visuals from the Bruce Lee of visuals herself. If we weren’t excited before, we definitely are now.

Set to release in 2024

We’ve been waiting for Kemi Adetiba’s return since she dropped KOB 2 in 2021, but thankfully, we don’t have to wait much longer. To Kill a Monkey is set to release some time next year. We get to see the magic she has in store for us soon.



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