As Netflix continues with its move to infiltrate the African market, the streaming network has unveiled new original Nigerian shows and 3 films that will be coming to its platform soon.
According to Netflix, “The new series and films, which are at different stages of production while others are ready to premiere, will join the growing slate of Nigerian content on the service and debut to 193 million members in 190 countries around the world,”
“Netflix is proud to continue to invest in more original content from Nigeria,” said Dorothy Ghettuba, the lead for African originals at Netflix. “We’re also thrilled to grow our existing creative partnerships while forming new ones with Chinaza and the amazing Inkblot team who will now join the growing list of Nigerian partners.”
“A Far From Home”, which is a six-episode series created by Chinaza Onuzo and Dami Elebe who serves as executive producer and head writer, respectively, will be directed by Onuzo, Tope Oshin and Niyi Akinmolayan and will air on the streaming platform. Funke Akindele is confirmed as playing one of the lead characters with more casting details to follow. Zulumoke Oyibo and Damola Ademola will serve as executive producers.
Netflix continues with its move to infiltrate the African market
Creator Chinaza Onuzo said: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Netflix team to tell the story of Nigerian youth on a global scale. We cannot wait to share with the world what it feels like to grow up in one of the most dynamic countries on the planet.”
And in the same manner, Netflix unveiled deals for three Nigerian films from producers Mo Abudu, Kunle Afolayan and Kemi Adetiba that will premiere on the streaming service. They are Òlòtūré (Which is about a journalist who goes undercover to do an investigative story on prostitution and sex trafficking), Citation and King of Boys II.
These movies follow in line with Genevieve Nnaji whose film Lion Heart became one of the biggest trends on the platform after they supported her production. Currently, in Africa, Nigeria and South Africa have enjoyed the lions share of African content that is being streamed and funded by Netflix.
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