The passing of Black Panther actor, Chadwick Boseman came as a shock to many of his worldwide fans.
Merely because many were not in the known that he was battling any sort of sickness until photos and videos of drastic weigh loss hit the net. People thought he was losing weight for the next movie role, Oblivious of the fact that he had been battling colon cancer for four years which had finally taken a toll on his health until his passing over the weekend.
It has been days of good memories of the life he lived, how much of a fighter he was and the heroic belongingness he brought to bare in the roles he took. Nigerian budding stars, the Ikorodu Bois known for mimicking scenes from hit movies and comedies have eulogized Chadwick in the most remarkable way.
The video has brought us very close to tears after seeing it— Watch!
Ikorodu Bois is a Nigerian online comedy group that recreates and mimics “multi-million dollar music videos and Hollywood movie trailers”.
Ikorodu Bois comprises 3 brothers and their cousin: brothers Babatunde Sanni, 23, Muiz Sanni,15, Malik Sanni, 10 and their cousin Fawas Aina, 13. The three young boys are usually involved in the videos and their eldest brother Babatunde Sanni edits the videos and manages them. They dubbed their name from the city of Ikorodu in Lagos, Nigeria where they live.
The group began in 2017, when Babatunde Sanni decided to share their skills to the world via social media. In an Interview with CNN, Sanni said “I felt like ‘these things we are doing in our house — why don’t we start putting them online?'”. “Our house is like a comedy house — we play too much,” Babatunde Sanni told CNN.
The group make use of household items to depict top gears used in movies. They also use the local wheel barrow to replicate luxury cars, an idea which was first exhibited by Kaptain Kush.
Hollywood producers, Russo brothers, invited Popular Nigerian online comedy group, Ikorodu Bois to attend the premiere of the movie ‘Extraction 2’. This was after the group re-enacted the trailer of the movie and posted on Twitter and Instagram.
In April 2020, US actor and rapper Will Smith shared a clip of Ikorodu bois Bad Boys Forever on his Instagram page with the caption “This is GENIUS @ikorodu_bois!!”. Alvaro Morte who starred as Professor in Money Heist after watching a mimicry of the Spanish Series scene said they did “What an amazing job”.
Ikorodu Bois have also done replica videos of DJ Cuppy, daughter of Nigerian billionaire Femi Otedola, Nigerian US-based artists Davido, American Actor and WWE star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Roddy Rich, Justin Beiber, Nigerian President Mohammadu Buhari and did a farewell replica of NBA Star Kobe Bryant shortly after his death.
Following their most recent video eulogizing the late Chadwick Boseman, people are very happy and have commended their work. Many took to twitter to commend the boiz and join in eulogizing the Wakanda Star.
Others also feel Ikorodu bois are undiscovered stars. See some tweets;
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