Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday hosted Ikorodu Bois, a Nigerian comedy group, who paid him a courtesy visit.
Sanwo-Olu took to his personal Twitter page to share photos of himself and the talented kids at the state government house, Alausa in Ikeja.
In a post attached with pictures, the governor applauded the group, which he described as “generational filmmaking talent”, for their heroics that have propelled them into global prominence.
Sanwo-Olu pointed out the group’s recent appearance on an advert displayed on Broadway Times Square in New York City by Netflix, US movie streaming platform.
He also praised their nomination for the 2021 edition of the 2021 Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards.
The governor said the whole of state is proud of them while reaffirming his administration’s commitment to promoting the creative industry.
“Today, I welcomed generational filmmaking talent @IkoroduB, whose creativity has put them and Ikorodu on the global map of international platforms like Netflix, earned them a nomination at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards and put their faces on billboards in Times Square, NY,” he wrote.
“As a state, we are proud of them and I thank them for visiting me today. We are committed to developing creative talent in Lagos as we continue to serve as the premier destination for musical, art and creative talent generation in Africa.”
The group, Ikorodu Bois, famous for mimicking music videos and Hollywood trailers, includes Babatunde Sanni (23), Muiz Sanni (15), and Malik Sanni (10) — who are all brothers — and Fawas Aina, their cousin who takes care of editting and manages the team.
Ikorodu Bois started in 2017 when Babatunde decided to share their skills with the world through social media.
They began pulling the strings thereafter by making use of household items to illustrate top gears adopted in movies and also using wheelbarrows to duplicate luxury cars.