Kunle Afolayan "Pirated copies of October 1 film now released, please don't buy"

Award winning filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, warns Nigerians of the illegal release of the hit movie 'October 1', also pleads with them to purchase.

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Pirated copies of 'October 1' released

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Nigerian pirates have released illegal copies of Kunle Afolayan's 2014 hit movie 'October 1'.

Some movie pirates in Nigeria recently threatened to release Kunle's movie 'October 1'.

The threats led to the controversial tweet by Kunle, accusing the Ibos of being responsible for piracy in Nigeria.

On Monday, April 13, 2015, the Filmmaker took to his Instagram page to alert fans that pirated copies of the movie are being sold on the streets of Lagos.

Kunle also pleaded with fans not to patronize the sellers.

"Pirated copies of October 1 film is now released by the Pirates and everywhere on the street. We have been announcing and alerting the people on government for years.

Is this how we will fold our hands and look? It is my turn today, it may be yours tomorrow. I am devastated. It's a hostile country. PLEASE DO NOT BUY.".

In a recent interview with Channels Television, Kunle revealed that he is yet to realize half of the money used in making the movie.

'October 1' is currently the highest award winning movie of the year 2015.

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