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Netflix Unveils Its First Naija Series With Its Cast And Crew

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Nollywood is the latest African film industry to join the Netflix and Africa collaboration spearheaded by Kenyan executive, Dorothy Ghettuba. After months of speculation, the film streaming platform has launched Netflix Naija with its first original series already in its preproduction stage.


Ted Sarandos, the Netflix Chief Content Officer, made the big reveal during the exclusive launch of Netflix Naija held on Tuesday, 25th February 2020.

Netflix Unveils Its First Netflix Naija Series With Its Cast And Crew

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Akin Omotoso, the Series Director (“The Ghost and The House of Truth”), also took the opportunity to unveil the cast and crew for the series.


C.J. Obasi, Daniel Oriahi and Kemi Lala-Akindoju will co-produce and join the cast and crew. Meanwhile, Kate Henshaw, Joke Silva, Bimbo Akintola and Richard Mofe Damijo are among the production’s ensemble cast.


Tuesday’s major announcement follows months of speculations regarding a Netflix and Nollywood collaboration involving local filmmakers. The massive success of Genevieve Nnaji ‘s Netflix collaboration on her directorial debut, “Lion Heart”, in 2018 caused this massive move.


Netflix is a streaming service that allows its members to watch a wide variety of award-winning TV shows, films, documentaries and more on internet-connected devices. Founded in 1997, Netflix Inc. is an American media services provider and production company. Its headquarter is in Los Gatos, California.


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