Leading internet entertainment service provider, Netflix, is set to release three new Nigerian branded films on its platform.
Ben Amadasun, Netflix Director of Licensing and Co-Productions in Africa, announced this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday.
The three Nigerian films are Òlòtūré, by Mo Abudu; Citation by Kunle Afolayan and King of Boys II by Kemi Adetiba. The three movies are set to premiere on Netflix.
Òlòtūré, the story of a young female journalist who goes undercover as a prostitute to expose a human trafficking syndicate.
Òlòtūré is part of Netflix’s partnership with Mo Abudu and her production company, Ebonylife. Directed by Kenneth Gyang, it is expected to launch globally on October 2, 2020.
Also, “Citation”, a movie directed by Kunle Afolayan and produced by Golden Effects Pictures, will launch globally on November 6, 2020.
King of Boys II the sequel to Kemi Adetiba’s 2018 crime thriller will also launch globally in the first half of 2021.
Amadasun said, “These Netflix Original films demonstrate how we’re building a home for the best-in-class Nigerian content for our members in Nigeria and beyond.
“It is amazing to see how Nigerian films and series resonate with audiences around the world. By making it easy for people to watch films and shows from other countries, we can help them build empathy and develop a shared understanding of the world.”