The recently released Netflix original series, Jagun Jagun is gaining a lot of positive attention from Nigerians on social media.
Following the release of Jagun Jagun on Netflix on August 10th, Nigerians trooped to X, formerly Twitter, to share their thoughts on the film.
These responses have been overwhelmingly positive. As you can see below:
I enjoyed Jagun Jagun. Beautiful celebration of culture and history, fiction aside, that’s exactly how bellicose our society was in pre colonial times. There was a slow build up to the plot of the movie but it came in fast and played out well at the end.
— Ayobami (@dondekojo) August 11, 2023
Alright, Jagun Jagun was a remarkable watch😊
Nah, this was a really good watch, particularly for the subliminal messages mirroring the decaying nature of our leaders. Big ups to Lateef Adedimeji. He’s an icon❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/t0iZJ0VJj5
— BigFish🐳🇯🇲🇦🇷🎶🎶🎶 (@HitzLuzick) August 11, 2023
Seeing Jagun jagun for the second time now. The movie too make sense pic.twitter.com/C5f1VvqlJv
— AJIBOLA 🌚 (@jibbyford_) August 11, 2023
The most romantic scene in Jagun jagun; Bukunmi Adesina and Lateef Adedimeji consumating their love right before the final actions pic.twitter.com/yhFQxt1Quq
— 𝑷𝒉𝒗𝒆𝒆𝒌𝒕𝒐𝒓🤣𝑫𝒓𝒂𝒚𝒏𝒆🐦 (@phveektordrayne) August 11, 2023
Jagun Jagun is everything Theatre taught us about Drama.
That Drama should not only seek to entertain but should be used as a tool to inform, educate and rejuvenate society!!!
The message in Jagun Jagun is loud and clear!!!
The youths must unite and stop fighting and killings…
— MrMacaroni (@mrmacaronii) August 10, 2023
Jagun Jagun on Netflix is AMAZING. I want to tell you about it but I don’t want to spoil it for you.
This is such a huge step in the right direction for Nollywood. I’m super impressed with the acting, score, and most importantly with the story.
— Ìfẹ́ (@diaryofa9jagirl) August 11, 2023
The positive reactions towards the film are not surprising, seeing as renowned Nollywood veteran Femi Adebayo produced the film. Also, it was co-directed by his talented brothers, Tope Adebayo and Adebayo Tijani. Interestingly, Femi Adebayo recently said that his aim with this project is to surpass the records set by his 2022 film, ‘Agensikole.’ A feat he has obviously achieved.
Moreover, the film is another beneficiary of Netflix’s significant investment in Nollywood. This investment has resulted in several other high-quality projects, such as King of Boys (The return of the king) and Anikulapo” by Kunle Afolayan.
Jagun Jagun is a fantasy adventure film about a bloodthirsty warlord who tries to destroy a young warrior seeking love and power. The film stars several A-list and upcoming Nollywood stars, including Adebayo Salami, Femi Adebayo, Muyiwa Ademola, Ibrahim Yekini Itele, Bukunmi Oluwashina, Fathia Williams, Mr. Macaroni, Lateef Adedimeji, Yinka Quadri, Odunlade Adekola, and Bimbo Ademoye, among others.
You can stream Jagun Jagun now on Netflix.