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Netflix to add seven Nollywood titles

Aníkúlápo: The Series is a spin-off from the film that was released last year

Netflix is set to release seven Nigerian films and series in the coming months, including titles from EbonyLife Studios, Charles Okpaleke, Golden Effects Pictures and Kunle Afolayan.

The new Nollywood projects are The Black Book, Blood Vessel, Òlòtūré: The Series, Ijogbon, Aníkúlápó: The Series, To Kill a Monkey and War: Wrath & Revenge.

Crime thriller The Black Book is directed and produced by Editi Effiong and follows a man who seeks justice for his son after his murder by corrupt policemen. The cast includes Shaffy Bello, Ireti Doyle, Taiwo Ajayi Lycett, Ikechukwu Onunaku, Patrick Doyle and Richard Mofe-Damijo.

Òlòtūré: The Series is based on the 2019 film by Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife Studios. It follows a young journalist who fails to flee from human traffickers and makes a perilous journey through hostile lands. The cast includes Sharon Ooja, Omoni Oboli, Beverley Osu, Ikechukwu Onunaku and Stan Nze.

Drama-adventure film Ijogbon has been created by Kunle Afolayan and produced by Golden Effects Pictures. It tells the story of four teenagers whose lives change after finding diamonds. The cast includes Ruby Akubueze, Kayode Ojuolape and Oluwaseyi Ebiesuwa.

Aníkúlápó: The Series is a four-part spin-off from the 2022 Yoruba epic Aníkúlápó. It is directed and produced by Kunle Afolayan and will feature actors including Sola Sowobale, Kunle Remi, Bimbo Ademoye, Owobo Ogunde, Gabriel Afolayan, and Lateef Adedimeji.

Kemi Adetiba’s crime thriller To Kill a Monkey will also make its debut on Netflix. It stars William Benson and Bucci Franklin.

Mystery and crime thriller Blood Vessel is directed by Moses Inwang and is produced by Charles Okpaleke and Play Network Studios. It revolves around a group of six friends attempting to flee the unrest in the Niger Delta as stowaways on a ship. David Ezekiel, Adaobi Dibor and Jide Kene Achufusi star in the movie.

Finally, drama series War: Wrath & Revenge from EbonyLife Studios is a spin-off from the popular 2016 thriller series Sons of the Caliphate. It tells the story of a woman who seeks revenge after her husband takes a second wife. The cast includes Mofe Duncan, Rahama Sadau, Yakubu Mohammed and Patrick Doyle.

Ben Amadasun, Netflix’s VP of content in the Middle East and Africa, said: “We are fortunate to bring incredible projects from some of Nigeria’s most prolific creators. Collaborating with them has enabled us to showcase Nigeria’s immense storytelling talent and creativity and make Netflix the home of the best Nigerian stories for our audience in Nigeria and around the world.”

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