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October 1 (2014)

PG-13 | | Thriller | 3 October 2014 (Nigeria)
As Nigeria prepares for independence from the British in 1960, a seasoned police detective rushes to find the serial killer slaughtering its native young women.


Kunle Afolayan


Tunde Babalola (script writer)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sadiq Daba Sadiq Daba ... Inspector Danladi Waziri
Kayode Aderupoko Kayode Aderupoko ... Sergeant Sunday Afonja
Ademola Adedoyin Ademola Adedoyin ... Prince Aderopo
David Bailie ... Ackerman
Colin David Reese ... Rev. Dowling
Nick Rhys ... Winterbottom
Lawrence Stubbings Lawrence Stubbings ... Tomkins
Kehinde Bankole Kehinde Bankole ... Miss Tawa
Fabian Adeoye Lojede ... Corporal Omolodun
Kunle Afolayan ... Agbekoya
Bimbo Manuel Bimbo Manuel ... Canon Kuforiji
Femi Adebayo Femi Adebayo ... Banji
Olaide Alabi Olaide Alabi ... Victoria
Kanayo O. Kanayo Kanayo O. Kanayo ... Okafor
Ibrahim Chatta Ibrahim Chatta ... Sumonu (as Ibrahim Shatta)


As Nigeria prepares for independence from the British in 1960, a seasoned police detective rushes to find the serial killer slaughtering its native young women.

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English | Ibo | Yoruba | Hausa

Release Date:

3 October 2014 (Nigeria) See more »

Also Known As:

1 октября See more »

Filming Locations:

Lagos, Nigeria See more »


Box Office


$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Golden Effects See more »
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Color (High Definition)
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Most of the Ancient materials used in the movie were imported as they were not ready in the country during filming. See more »


Ba Ko Daya
Written by ' Dr. Victor Abimbola Olaiya'
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A must watch for younger Nigerians and general lovers of a good film.
26 December 2016 | by olawal-894-637523See all my reviews

After having this in My List on Netflix for probably a year, I finally decided to watch it, being a skeptic of all films made in Nigerian. I hate Nollywood and their repetitive nonsense films about love, in laws and general foolishness about money. And don't get me started with the bad camera work and sound/sound effects. Enter October 1st, the films is simply everything I wanted plus more. A good detective film, a love story without too much emphasis on the love, a country's last journey through independence from the white man and the very good play on the stereotype of the different tribes that makes up the Fedral Republic of Nigeria. I spent the first 10 years of my life there and still have and love the vivid memory's however often forget, lest I am reminded by films like this. Culture, language, food, palm wine and of course the British. The film was well acted, very well directed, you knew who the perpetrator is from the get go, but due to everything that made up the rest of the film, I didn't care that it took a while to get to him. It also had plenty of Yoruba spoken in it which is my first language, so this is one I will be recommending to all my fellow Nigerians. I will be looking out for more work by Kunle Afolayan. Well done!!!

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