The CEO is a thrilling story of five ambitious employees of a company as they are suddenly thrown into a fierce and deadly battle concerning who will emerge as the new CEO. A story of intrigue, power and all the political/financial struggles of modern day Africa. The CEO was directed by Kunle Afolayan.

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Critic Reviews (8)

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  1. Mixed: 3 Out of 8
  1. Negative: 1 Out of 8
Critical Consensus: Good.
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The NG Mag

29 Dec 2016
5.0
Over the past years Mr Afolayan has proven himself to be one of the most renowned filmmakers from Nigeria and Africa as a whole, churning out unforgettable master-class movies like Irapada, Phone Swap, October1 and most recently The CEO. The CEO is m ...
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Citi FM 97.3

29 Dec 2016
6.0
For the initiated, going into Kunle Afolayan’s The CEO with high hopes is to be expected owing to his fine work on the Nigerian period piece, October 1. Unfortunately, that means the disappointment is far greater given the end product of Afolayan ...
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TW Magazine

29 Dec 2016
7.0
Team bonding is a fond ritual for us at Plug Media so this month, our gorgeous clients Adesuwa Onyenokwe and the TW team, joined forces with us to go see The CEO by Kunle Afolayan at the cinemas. The movie is a thriller-mind twister that takes us on ...
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The Real Gist

29 Dec 2016
7.0
So the long awaited, highly rated, over-hyped and super-advertised movie finally came out in the cinemas and we all insisted on seeing it on the very first day to avoid any one telling us what the movie was about. So we marched to the cinema excited, ...
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KFB

29 Dec 2016
4.0
A few weeks ago, I brought you a writer’s review of the movie and the writer claimed that the C..E.O was a copy and paste version of a popular American movie, EXAM but trust me, it is a lie. The C.E.O was nothing like that…there was no si ...
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360nobs

29 Dec 2016
5.0
Before Kunle Afolayan made Araromire (Figurine), the defining work of his directing career so far, he had some success with Irapada, a chilling tale of sacrifice and redemption. Post- Figurine, he attempted a change of pace genre with the comic misfi ...

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Release Date:

May 4th, 2016

Executive Producer:

Kunle Afolayan

Cinematography:

Dawid Pietkiewicz

Screenplay:

Tunde Babalola

Editor:

Laja Adebayo

Sound:

Kulanen Ikyo

Music:

Gábor Buczkó, Csaba Lokos

Original Score:

Gábor Buczkó, Csaba Lokos

Production Company:

Golden Effects Pictures, KAP

Distribution:

Golden Effects

Language(s):

English, French, Arabic, Yoruba, Swahili, Chinese

Runtime:

105 minutes

Budget:

$2 million

*opening week

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