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Netflix to invest in Nigeria movie industry

Netflix says it will increase its investment in Nigeria’s creative community with the production of its first African original scripted series from Nigeria.

The yet to be titled project will directed by Akin Omotosho, Daniel Oriahi and CJ Obasi and will star Kate Henshaw and Ade Laoye in leading roles, alongside other Nollywood actors such as Richard Mofe-Damijo, Joke Silva, Fabian Lojede, Kehinde Bankole, Ayoola Ayolola, Toyin Oshinaike, Goodness Emmanuel, Ireti Doyle, Bimbo Akintola, Tope Tedela and Ijeoma Grace Agu.

Over the last year, Netflix has started to invest in the creative community bringing Nigerian stories to audiences all around the world.

Expressing excitement in investing in Made-in-Nigeria stories, Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Mr Ted Sarandos said Movies like King of Boys, Merry Men and The Bling Lagosian have shown how much Netflix members love Nigerian movies.

Mrs. Dorothy Ghettuba who leads African Originals at Netflix also expressed her excitement on the prospect of the production.

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