Nigerian kids ‘Ikorodu Bois’ get Hollywood invite after recreating Extraction trailer

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The Nigerian kids, Ikorodu Bois, famous for making multimillion-dollar music videos and movie trailers with household items have been invited to Hollywood after they recreated one of Netflix’s movies, Extraction.

The Ikorodu Bois got the opportunity on Wednesday, June 24, after they posted their homemade remake of the movie trailer on their Twitter handle.

The Sanni brothers, Muiz, 15, and Malik,10 (with video-editing help from older brother, Babatunde), and their cousin, Fawas Aina, 13, filmed the trailer in their neighbourhood in Ikorodu, a suburb in Lagos, using their ingenuity, the ever-present wheelbarrow, and some upcycled items. Once uploaded, they told their followers to share and tag lead actor Chris Hemsworth and Netflix to get their attention.

A couple of hours later, Netflix retweeted their post saying, “LOVE THIS.”

The video also caught the attention of the lead actor in the movie, Chris Hemsworth, who retweeted the video commenting, “EPIC.”

But what really got their attention was the unexpected recognition from the movie producers, the Russo Brothers, who shared the video and invited them to the premiere of Extraction 2.

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“This is awesome! We would love to have you guys at the #Extraction 2 premiere…DM us and we’ll get you there!” they said in a tweet.

The Ikorodu Bois excited with the recognition said comments from the producers and Chris Hemsworth is a dream come true.

“This is the day we’ve been waiting for all our lives,” they said in a tweet reply to the invitation.

Brain behind the group, 23-year-old Babatunde Sanni who doesn’t appear in the video, in an interview with CNN said the trailer took them a month to make.

“Some days we shoot but end up re-shooting just because we wanted to do our best,” Babatunde Sanni told CNN.

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According to Babatunde, it is rewarding to see all their hard work pay off.

“We are so happy people are getting to know us globally,” he said.

While the invitation marks a significant development for the kid sensations, it’s not the first time their innovative videos have garnered notice.

Since creating their Instagram page in 2017, they have amassed more than 600,000 followers. Some of their content has gone viral, and they’ve collected kudos from big stars including actor Will Smith, Netflix “Money Heist” actor Alvaro Monte and rapper Roddy Rich.

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