Three Nigerian films get release date on Netflix
Three films— Citation by Kunle Afolayan, King of Boys 2 by Kemi Adetiba and Kenneth Gynag’s Oloture as Produced by the amazon Mo Abudu are all set for release as Netflix original films this season, according to information from online streaming giant Netflix.
But while Oloture and Citation have been scheduled for globally launch in October and November respectively, Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys II, a sequel to her 2018 crime thriller King of Boys, will be launched globally in the first half of 2021.
Oloture tells the story of a young female journalist who goes undercover as a prostitute to expose a human trafficking syndicate. Afolayan’s Citation follows the story of Moremi, a young postgraduate student who experiences sexual harassment from a lecturer. It stars Temi Otedola, Jimmy Jean Louis, Joke Silva, ini Edo, Gabriel Afolayan and Ghanaian actor Adjetey Anang.
Netflix’s Director of Content Acquisition and Co-Production in Africa Ben Amadasun said that the launch of the Netflix Original films is a demonstration of how the firm is building a home for the best-in-class Nigerian content for members in Nigeria and beyond.
Amadasun noted that the abundant talent in the country encourages the streaming giant; a reason the firm is working closely with the talents to produce original content for a global audience.