Netflix set to release three Nigerian blockbusters
World’s leading internet entertainment service provider, Netflix has announced three new Nigerian original series in the pipeline.
Ben Amadasun, a leading representative of Netflix in Africa, announced this in a statement on Monday.
The three anticipated Nigerian films by some of Nigeria’s prolific filmmakers – Mo Abudu, Kunle Afolayan and Kemi Adetiba – are set to premiere on Netflix.
They include Òlòtūré, the story of a young female journalist who goes undercover as a prostitute to expose a human trafficking syndicate. The movie is expected to launch globally on October 2.
There is also “Citation”, directed by Kunle Afolayan and produced by Golden Effects Pictures, which will also launch globally on November 6.
King of Boys II is the sequel to Kemi Adetiba’s 2018 crime thriller and which launches globally in the first half of 2021.
Amadasun says “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.’’
“It is 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,” he said.
Netflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service with over 193 million paid memberships in over 190 countries.
The company announced its entry into Nigeria on February 25, 2020 though its services have been available to Nigerians since 2016. A recent report by Comparitech said there are about 50,000 Netflix subscribers in Nigeria.
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