Netflix is in Nigeria and are not playing as they are starting with the first Nigerian original, an untitled six-part drama series that will be directed by Akin Omotoso, Daniel Oriahi and CJ Obasi.
The series is set in contemporary Nigeria and shot in Lagos. It tells the story of Kemi, a goddess reincarnated as a human to avenge her sister’s death. But first, she must learn how to use and harness her superpowers to defeat her enemies and save her family from destruction.
The movie has a star-studded cast that includes Kate Henshaw, Ade Laoye, Richard Mofe Damijo, Joke Silva, Fabian Adeoye Lojede, Kehinde Bankole, Ayoola Ayolola, Toyin Oshinaike, Goodness Emmanuel, Ireti Doyle, Fabian Adeoye Lojede, Bimbo Akintola, Tope Tedela and Ijeoma Grace Agu.
A premiere date is yet to be announced for the drama series, but we are already anticipating it.
The release of Nollywood classics such as The Wedding Party, King Of Boys, Lion Heart on Netflix engineered for a shift in the distribution and content market showing a wide gap that plagued the film and theatre industry. A move that has now manifested to an appeal in the African market, hence Netflix’s arrival.
The streaming platform has announced its presence as it shared a photo on its new Twitter account featuring producers and directors of the biggest movies in Nollywood.
The photo had Mo Abudu, Ramsey Nouah, Richard Mofe Damijo, Kemi Adetiba, Adesua Etomi, Banky W, Omoni Oboli, Kate Henshaw, and more
N is for Naija. N is for Nollywood. N is the 14th alphabet. 14 is also how many great talents you're looking at. N is for Netflix. But most importantly…hello, Nigeria! pic.twitter.com/js8z3LIyM3
— Netflix Naija (@NetflixNaija) February 25, 2020
Netflix is currently developing two original Nigerian series. Although the players are undisclosed, these series will set the tone for more. Hopefully, this birth will create more visibility and value as it positions Nigeria on the map.