Netflix is set to release an original series following on from 2018 African crime thriller movie King of Boys, which was written, produced and directed by Nigerian filmmaker Kemi Adetiba.
Due to premiere on Netfilx on August 27, the seven part miniseries is a sequel to Adetiba’s hit movie, which follows a businesswoman and crime boss who is drawn into a power struggle that threatens all she holds dear.
Originally titled King of Boys 2, the show is now called King of Boys: The Return of the King. Like the film, it is produced by Adetiba’s production company, Kemi Adetiba Visuals.
Original star Sola Sobowale returns for the series, with many other original cast members also reprising their roles. Toni Tones, Osas Ighodaro, Keppy Ekpeyoung, Nse Ikpe Etim, Charly Boy and Richard Mofe Damijo are among the other stars.
As well as King of Boys, Adetiba’s credits include 2016 film The Wedding Party and the King Women series on Accelerate TV.
A new documentary series focusing on male entrepreneurs has debuted on Accelerate TV in Nigeria, in partnership with YouTube.
Brotherhood: Ring of Fire, produced by Nigerian filmmaker Kemi Adetiba, showcases a group of men who reveal their stories of success, disappointment and failure, and explain how they overcame challenges.
According to a post on the channel’s Instagram page, those featuring in the series include business consultant Fela Durotoye, chef Fregz (aka Gbubemi Fregene), recording artist Lynx, fashion stylist Noble Igwe and producer Godfrey Ibeakanma.
Others include Real Livestock MD Shola Ladoja, Club Escape founder Richard Nnadi and the founder of Tech Advance, Edmund Olotu.
The series comes after Adetiba’s series about female entrepreneurs, King Woman, and can be seen on Thursdays on Accelerate TV.