The Ayinla movie is an eponymous non-biological musical film based on the life and times of the late Àpàlà musician, Ayinla Yusuf, popularly known as Ayinla Omowura.
The Àpàlà music superstar was stabbed to death on the head with a beer glass cup by his estranged manager, Bayewu, during a beer parlour brawl on May 6, 1980, at Itoko, Abeokuta. He died from the incident.
He was at the peak of his meteoric rise to stardom when he met his untimely death. He was 47.
Forty years after, his musical legacy lives on in ‘Ayinla’ a movie shot in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The film is set a long time ago in the 1970s and early 1980s and stars Adedimeji Lateef, Kunle Afolayan, Bimbo Manuel, Ade Laoye, Omowunmi Dada and more.