Netflix has unveiled a new Nigerian original series and 3 films from Africa.
“Netflix is proud to continue to invest in more original content from Nigeria.”
The streaming site said, “The new series and films, which are at different stages of production while others are ready to premiere. Netflix will join the growing slate of Nigerian Series content on the service. Also will debut to 193 million members in 190 countries around the world.”
The new original series is an anonymous young adult drama series. It is developed and produced by Inkblot Productions. It pursues the story of Ishaya, “a charismatic teenager and talented artist from a poor family. Her dreams suddenly appear within reach when a prestigious scholarship to the most exclusive school in the country catapults him into the luxurious world of Nigeria’s 1%. All while a huge secret threatens his newfound status and, ultimately, his family’s safety.”
Netflix Is Proud To Invest In Original Content
Dorothy Ghettuba the lead for African originals at Netflix said, “Netflix is proud to continue to invest in more original content from Nigeria”.”We’re also thrilled to grow our existing creative partnerships. The partnership while forming new ones with Chinaza and the amazing Inkblot team who will now join the growing list of Nigerian partners.”
Netflix also disclosed contracts for three Nigerian films from filmmakers Mo Abudu, Kunle Afolayan and Kemi Adetiba. These will premiere on Netflix. They are Òlòtūré, Citation and King of Boys II.
“These Netflix original films demonstrate how we’re building a home for the best-in-class Nigerian content for our members in Nigeria and beyond,” said Ben Amadasun, Netflix’s director of licensing and co-productions in Africa. “It’s amazing to see how Nigerian films and series resonate with audiences around the world. By making it easy for people to watch films and shows from other countries, we can help them build empathy and develop a shared understanding of the world.”
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