Adediwura Blackgold, Kunle Remi over excited as Muri & Ko hit N66M in cinemas within 7 days

Nollywood’s latest hit, “Muri and Ko,” has made N66 million in its first seven days in cinemas, highlighting its widespread popularity and strong reception.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Biodun Stephen, the film premiered on June 12, 2024.

Adding to the film’s appeal is its soundtrack, especially the three-minute debut single “Muri Picka” by Nollywood actor Kunle Remi, which was released on Spotify on June 21, 2024.

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Kunle Remi is one of Nigeria’s highest-grossing male actors of 2023 thanks to his roles in Netflix projects such as Anikulapo, Praise Party, The Kujus Again, Love and Lust and Other Things, Malaika and Something Like Gold,  changed the game for his N149 million gross. 

Muri and Ko’s earnings reflect its broad appeal, with an average daily revenue of N4 million and peaking at an impressive N9.7 million on Monday, June 17, 2024.

CEAN confirmed these figures through data on the daily earnings, highlighting the film’s strong opening week, which included advanced previews. 

The film features an ensemble cast including Kunle Remi, who plays the lead role of Muri, a Lagos street hustler. His portrayal has garnered significant praise and has been pivotal in the movie’s success.

Alongside him are Bisola Aiyeola and Kiekie Adeaga Ilori, whose performances add depth and dynamism to the narrative. The cast is further enriched by the talents of Femi Jacobs, Buchi Franklin, Charles Okocha, Gloria Anozie-Young, and Fiyinfoluwa Asenuga.