Linda Ikeji’s Dark October to drop on Netflix

By Content Nigeria reporter
January 27, 2023

Dark October

Nigerian entertainment blogger Linda Ikeji has announced the debut of her film Dark October on global streamer Netflix next month.

Dark October is based on the tragic lynching of four young university students, Ugonna Obuzor, Lloyd Toku, Chiadika Biringa and Tekena Elkanah, who were falsely accused of theft in the community of Aluu, in Obio local government area, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Directed by Nigerian filmmaker Toka McBaror, the movie aims to shed light on the evil of extrajudicial killings and the importance of justice for all.

“The movie will also delve into the aftermath of the lynching and the impact it had on their families, friends and the community. This is a powerful and important story that needs to be told,” said Ikeji on Instagram.

“We are excited to be able to bring this story to life on the big screen and to be able to give a voice to these young men and their families. We are honoured to be a part of this project and to work with Linda Ikeji and Toka McBaror to bring this important story to the world,” added Moses Babatope and Kene Okwuosa, founders of distribution company FilmOne.

Dark October’s cast will feature Chuks Joseph, Munachi Okpara, Kem-Ajieh Ikechukwu and Kelechukwu Oriaku.

The movie will premiere on February 3 and will be available for streaming in over 190 countries.