Kunle Afolayan provides further insight into the making of “Anikulapo: Rise of The Sceptre” by sharing additional behind-the-scenes glimpses.

Reflecting on the series on his Instagram page, the producer and director shared, “A JOURNEY OF PATIENCE AND PROGRESS: It was nine years ago when the visionary director Kunle Afolayan gathered a cadre of creatives and scholars like writer Tunde BabalolaProfessor Tunji AzeezRopo Ewenla and others at his house in Lagos then in the heart of Ibadan.

The mission: A brainstorming session for a series titled “ODU,” envisioned as an epic saga set in the Oyo Empire, akin to the Game of Thrones. An idea was born, but the timing was not yet ripe. Reflecting on those years, it becomes apparent that the gestation period, the patience, and the wait were all integral elements of a process that birthed something extraordinary.

If “Anikulapo” had seen the light all those years ago, we might not have beheld the magic that graces our screens today.”

See more stills from the series below: