Some of the films and series are at different stages of production while others were ready to premiere, Dorothy Ghettuba, the lead for African Originals at Netflix said.
Netflix has announced more original series and films from Nigeria to its service, after signing deals with regional producers and distributors.
The films include Kunle Afolayan’s Citation, King of Boys 2, and Mu Abudu’s Òlòtūré as well as the young-adult series Far From Home.
Òlòtūré, produced by EbonyLife, is the story of a young female journalist who goes undercover as a prostitute to expose a human trafficking syndicate and will launch on the platform October 2.
Citation, which will launch on November 6 exclusively and globally on Netflix, follows the story of a young postgraduate student who experiences sexual harassment from a lecturer. The film stars Ini Edo, Joke Silva, Temi Otedola, Gabrie Afolayan and Adjetey Anang.
Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys 2 is the sequel to the 2018 crime thriller, in which a businesswoman and crime boss is drawn into a power struggle that threatens all she holds dear. The film is set to launch globally in the first half of 2021.
Created by Chinaza Onuzo and Dami Elebe, Far From Home will be produced by Inkblot Production. The six-episode series will be directed by Onuzo, Tope Oshin and Niyi Akinmolayan.
Funke Akindele is confirmed as playing one of the lead characters with more casting details to follow. Zulumoke Oyibo and Damola Ademola will serve as executive producers.
The series follows Ishaya who is a charismatic teenager and talented artist from a poor family who receives a prestigious scholarship to the most exclusive school and catapults him into the luxurious world of Nigeria.
Commenting on the acquisitions, Dorothy Ghettuba, the lead for African originals at Netflix, was quoted as saying: “Netflix is proud to continue to invest in more original content from Nigeria. We’re also thrilled to grow our existing creative partnerships while forming new ones with Chinaza and the amazing Inkblot team who will now join the growing list of Nigerian partners.”