The parody-creating Internet sensation, Ikorodu Bois, were guests of Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu at Government House, Alausa on Monday.
They were received following recent global critical acclaim for their creative reenactments of trending music videos, movie scenes and trailers.
Their spoofs had received wide coverage by international news operations including Cable News Network (CNN). Lately, they have featured on a Netflix advertisement, displayed at the Times Square, New York.
On Monday, American comic, Steve Harvey, gave a thumbs-up to the group for their impression of one of his motivational messages.
About the visit of the group also on Monday, Governor Sanwo-Olu tweeted:
“Today, I welcomed generational filmmaking talent, Ikorodu Boys, whose creativity has put them and Ikorodu on the global map of international platforms like Netflix, earned them a nomination at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards and put their faces on billboards in Times Square, NY.”
“As a State, we are proud of them and I thank them for visiting me today. We are committed to developing creative talent in Lagos as we continue to serve as the premier destination for musical, art and creative talent generation in Africa.”
Ikorodu Bois comprises three siblings namely, Babatunde Sanni, Muiz Sanni, Malik Sanni, and their cousin, Fawas Aina.
The three young boys are usually involved in the acting of the videos while their eldest brother, Babatunde Sanni does the editing of the videos. He also doubles as the group’s manager.
The group makes use of common household items to depict top gears used in movies. Popular among these items is the use of local wheel barrow to replicate luxury cars, an idea which was first exhibited by Kaptain Kush.
The name Ikorodu Bois is dubbed from a town called Ikorodu in Lagos, Nigeria, where the boys live.