Barely 48 hours ago, the Netflix franchise launched in Nigeria after so much anticipation. Throughout 2019, Netflix focused so much on the Nigerian film industry by acquiring and hosting a large number of homegrown content from the country on its platform and so the launch came as not too much of a surprise.
However, we have learned – as is Netflix culture- an original series from Nigeria is underway and it would have actor, Ade Laoye as its leading lady and the project would be shot in Lagos. The series would tell the story of “Kemi, a goddess reincarnated as a human to avenge her sister’s death.”
The series will be co-directed by Akin Omotosho, C.J. Obasi and Daniel Oriahi, produced by Kemi Lala Akindoju and will feature top actors such as, Kate Henshaw, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Joke Silva, Bimbo Akintola and Kehinde Bankole.
The release date is yet to be announced but this is great news for the Nigerian film industry as it would create more opportunities for the creative.