I actually sat and watched all 25 previous James Bond movies (yes, counting Sean Connery’s Never Say Never Again) during the first month of “lockdown” in April of 2020. So when I give my usual “this list will not be your list” disclaimer, I should also note that this list won’t necessarily be the list I […]
Online Streaming Giant Netflix, is Currently Developing Two Original Nollywood Series
According to a recent Variety report, Netflix has begun developing two original Nigerian series. This follows the commissioning of South African series ; ‘Queen Sono’ set to premiere this Thursday.
The major players involved in both projects are tight lipped so details are scarce, but we know they are massive projects that will put Nollywood, its storytelling and its stars on a global map.
Undoubtedly, the Nollywood-Netflix relationship has grown in leaps and bounds since acquiring rights to Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lion Heart’ back in 2018. The streaming platform has since then, acquired rights to at least 40 Nollywood films including box office hits like ‘King of Boys’, ‘The Wedding Party 2’, and ‘Merry Men’.
Kunle Afolayan, Actor and Producer also recently sparked Netflix collaboration rumours with a new photo of himself and the streaming platform’s Chief Content Officer, Ted Sarandos.