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“Netflix’s “Far from Home” Is A Tale of High school Love, Greed and Drugs

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Created by Chinaza Onuzo and Dami Elebe, Netflix’s “Far from Home” a Nigerian teen drama series dropped on Netflix this December.

It follows an ambitious teen named Ishaya who is an extraordinarily talented artist but belongs to a financially unstable family. However, his life is turned upside down when he receives a prestigious scholarship offer from the exclusive school Wilmer Academy where only Nigeria’s elite students study.

"Netflix's "Far from Home" Is A Tale of High school Love, Greed and Drugs
photos of the cast of “Netflix’s “Far from Home”

This window of opportunity is accompanied by a secret that doesn’t only threaten Ishaya’s new-found status as a student at Wilmer Academy but also the safety of his family. The dramatic narrative is complemented by the stellar performances of a group of talented actors and actresses, including Funke Akindele-Bello, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Mike Afolari, and Gbubemi Ejeye.

"Netflix's "Far from Home" Is A Tale of High school Love, Greed and Drugs
Photo of the main character of the movie Ishaya Bello
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For “Far from Home” the cinematography is top notch. The film is shot in locations that suits the story line. From the structure used as Wilmer college to the ghetto where Ishaya lives.

For characterization, the cast did a good job at interpreting their script. The plot of the story wasn’t bad all together. The film had a good plot with some unexpected twist here and there that added flesh to the storyline.

“Far from home” didn’t break records on Netflix as we expected it to. But altogether, it is a good watch any time, any day.


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