Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Netflix announces premiere of Òlòtūré, Citation, King of Boys II


One of the world ’ s leading internet entertainment service , Netflix , has announced new Nigerian original series in the pipeline including three new Nigerian branded films licensed to Netflix .

Netflix Director of Licensing and Co -Productions in Africa , Ben Amadasun, announced this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria .

The three anticipated Nigerian films by some of Nigeria ’ s prolific filmmakers ; Mo Abudu , Kunle Afolayan and Kemi Adetiba – are set to premiere on Netflix .

The movies include 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 . ”

Meanwhile, Dorothy Ghettuba , the Lead for African Originals at Netflix , noted that the new series and films were at different stages of production while others were ready to premiere.

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