Upcoming films from Kunle Afolayan, Mo Abudu, and Kemi Adetiba and a new Nigerian original series are set to be premiered on Netflix soon.
The Nation reported that the movies licensed to Netflix include Òlòtūré, Citation, King of Boys II, and An untitled young adult drama series created and produced by Inkblot Productions.
The new series and films are at different stages of production while others are ready for premiere. The films will join the growing slate of Nigerian content on the service and debut to 193 million members in 190 countries around the world.
Lead for African Originals at Netflix, Dorothy Ghettuba, said “Netflix is proud to continue to invest in more original content from Nigeria. We’re also thrilled to grow our existing creative partnerships while forming new ones with Chinaza and the amazing Inkblot team who will now join the growing list of Nigerian partners including Mo Abudu, Kemi Adetiba and Kunle Afolayan to bring more Nigerian stories onto the service. We look forward to partnering with the Inkblot team to bring this exciting young adult series to life.”
“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’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,” says Ben Amadasun, Netflix’s Director of Licensing and Co-productions in Africa.