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Will Smith and David Oyelowo Collaborate For Onyeka And The Academy Of the Sun Adaptation

By Chinelo Eze
17 February 2022   |   10:42 am
  Will Smith and David Oyelowo Set For Onyeka And The Academy Of The Sun Will Smith's Westbrook Studios and David Oyelowo's Yoruba Saxon have partnered with Netflix for the film adaptation of Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun. Although Smith and Oyelowo haven't worked together on the big screen, the two have established…

 

Will Smith and David Oyelowo Set For Onyeka And The Academy Of The Sun

Will Smith’s Westbrook Studios and David Oyelowo’s Yoruba Saxon have partnered with Netflix for the film adaptation of Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun.

Although Smith and Oyelowo haven’t worked together on the big screen, the two have established their respective production companies with their wives.

Oyelowo’s directorial debut was in 2020 with ” The Water Man” which is on Netflix.

Oyelowo co-founded his company Yoruba Saxon in 2014 with his wife Jessica Oyelowo, who aspire to, ‘shift the culture and colour outside the lines.’

Smith, likewise launched Westbrook Studios in 2019, which he co-founded with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, Miguel Melendez and Ko Yada.

The novel, said to be published June 14 by Simon & Schuster, was written by a Nigerian-born and British-raised journalist Tola, Okogwu.

The novel has been defined as the merging of Black Panther and X-Men, all in one.

“Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun”  tells the story of a teenager who discovers she has powers and journeys to Nigeria to find out more about her heritage, where she finds out there is a threat to her newfound magical community.