Credit – Netflix
In line with its commitment to finding and promoting talent on the African continent, Netflix has announced its line up of brand new original series and films from Nigeria. These new content are said to be at different stages of production, with some ready for release and others still in production with a 2021 schedule.
See the line up here.
Far From Home
Far From Home is a six-part series created by Chinaza Onuzo and Dami Elebe who also both serve as executive producers and writers. The series which is produced by Inkblot Productions, tells the story of Ishaya, a teenage artist who wins a scholarship that launches her from her humble surroundings into the world of Nigeria’s 1%. The full cast is yet to be announced, but veteran Actor-producer Funke Akindele is set to star in a lead role.
Mo Abudu’s Òlòtūré is the story of a young female journalist who goes undercover as a prostitute to expose a human trafficking syndicate. Òlòtūré is directed by Kenneth Gyang who is known for his 2013 film Confusion Nawa. The film also features an impressive cast that includes Sharon Ooja, Omowunmi Dada, Omoni Oboli, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Wofai Fada among others. A trailer has already been released and the film is scheduled to be released on the streaming platform on October 2nd, 2020.
Citation, the highly anticipated film by ace filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan will also be released on Netflix globally on November 6 2020. Citation is a coming-of-age story of ‘Moremi’, a bright young university student who forms a bond with her charismatic and well-connected professor who subsequently sexually harasses her. The film follows Moremi’s quest for justice. The stelar cast includes Jimmy Jean Louis, Gabriel Afolayan, Ini Edo, Joke Silva, Adjetey Anang and newcomer Temi Otedola.
King of Boys II
Following the massive success of Kemi Adetiba’s 2018 King of Boys, a sequel which follows Eniola Salami’s triumphant return (after a five-year exile) is set for a 2021 release date. Sola Sobowale, Remilekun “Reminisce” Safaru, Tobechukwu “iLLBliss” Ejiofor, and Toni Tones as set to return, with the likes of Richard Mofe-Damijo, Nse Ikpe-Etim, and Efa Iwara also coming on board.