EbonyLife shows to debut on Netflix
A line-up of original productions from Nigerian pay TV broadcaster EbonyLife TV will be rolled out on global streaming platform Netflix this month.
They include The Governor, a drama series about the deputy governor of Savannah State who finds herself suddenly entangled in a web of political intrigue. It stars Samuel Abiola Robinson, Caroline Chikezie and Bimbo Manuel.
Dere: An African Fairytale, meanwhile, is an adaptation of classic Brothers Grimm story Cinderella. It stars Gbenro Ajibade, Weruche Opia, Keppy Ekpeyong Bassey, Carol King, Emmanuel Ikubese and Shaffy Bello.
The third EbonyLife production heading to Netflix is Ojo’s in D’House, a sitcom set around the shenanigans of a middle-class Lagos family.
The shows will debut on Netflix on August 8, 15 and 22 respectively.
The partnership with Netflix comes after EbonyLife CEO Mo Abudu announced on social media last month that the company would be ditching its linear channels on pay platform DStv in favour of on-demand services including its own app EbonyLife ON.