Netflix are re-affirming their commitment to bringing African narratives, stars, and creators to the global audience.
For, the streaming giant has officially unveiled a new regal promotional video touting their broader commitment to the continent.
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With a potent tagline of Made By Africans, Watched By The World, the #AfricaOnNetflix movement is the centrepiece of a major drive to amplify the African presence in the televisual sphere.
More than just a move into the Motherland, the initiative will bring with it all-new Netflix Originals produced in Africa.
Joining Netflix South Africa is Nigeria’s Netflix Naija; a region that birthed the booming Nollywood film industry.
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As reported, John Boyega – who is of Nigerian heritage – inked a lucrative deal with Netflix that will see him helm a slate of African movies.
Elsewhere, one of the Netflix Naija Originals is believed to be a six-part series “set in modern-day Nigeria and shot in Lagos. This drama tells the story of Kemi, a goddess reincarnated as a human to avenge her sister’s death.”
Speaking on the launch, Dorothy Ghettuba, Netflix’s head of African Originals, said:
“Our continent has a wealth of diversity, multiplicity and beauty in stories that have yet to be told. And we want to be top of mind for creators in Nigeria, especially when it comes to stories they haven’t had a chance to tell yet.”