- Toyin Abraham as Ajoke Olooto
- Kehinde Bankole as Labake
- Stan Nze as Buntus
- Waliu Fagbemi as Akeem
- Deyemi Okanlawon as Fogo Bombastic
- Uzor Arukwe as Eze-Ego
- Adedimeji Lateef as Malaika
- Kunle Remi as Dipo
- Ronke Ojo as Iya Ibeji
- Tina Mba as Shalewa
- Seyi Awolowo
- Blessing Jessica Obasi
Production and release
Prophetess is the second collaboration between Niyi Akinmolayan and Toyin Abraham after Elevator Baby. The film was predominantly shot in Ibadan. It was set at Layole village in Oyo State. The director of the film Niyi Akinmolayan revealed that the veteran lead actress Toyin Abraham who played the titular lead role as the prophetess had once entered the spirit for nearly one hour during a rehearsal prior to a shooting sequence. It also delayed the rehearsal and crew members were made to await for over an hour.
According to Sodas ‘N’ Popcorn, “the flaw with Prophetess is that much of the humour looks to be a product of the acting, and not the film. If the acting is great, the lines are far from it.”
Jerry Chiemeke of Nigerian Entertainment Today said “Ultimately, Prophetess is a testament to Niyi Akinmolayan’s ambition and his dedication to improving himself. It is not a perfect film – it is 30 minutes too long – but it is his best one yet, and it shows how far he has come since Kajola. It’s a comedy, but it’s meaningful too, and unlike many of today’s films, it succeeds in delivering a coherent final act.” It was also rated 6.8/10.
The film collected over ₦43 million within just four days in the opening weekend despite the restricted seating capacity due to the COVID-19. The film grossed ₦108 million in the first four weeks after its release.
|Directed by||Niyi Akinmolayan|
|Produced by||Victoria Akujobi
|Written by||Niyi Akinmolayan
|Distributed by||FilmOne Entertainment|
|Box office||₦131.2 million|