Netflix picks up Nigerian duo
Netflix has added a Nollywood political drama series and a comedy movie, both of which will be available on the global streaming platform from next week.
Set in Northern Nigeria, drama series Sons of the Caliphate was created, written and produced by Dimbo and Karachi Atiya. It tells the story of three rich young men who struggle for power while dealing with family loyalty, love and revenge. Nollywood actors including Rahama Sadau, Paul Sambo and Yakubu Mohammed are among the cast.
The comedy movie is 2018’s Kasala (Nigerian pidgin for ‘trouble’), which focuses on a day in the life of four young men who borrow a car without the owner’s permission. It features Nollywood actors such as Jide Kosoko, Mike Afolarin and Chimezie Imo.
Both titles come from EbonyLife TV.