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Netflix Celebrates International Women’s Day: A Spotlight on African Female Creators

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Worldwide Ladies’s Month is a time to have a good time and acknowledge ladies’s achievements, resilience, and contributions throughout Nigeria and Africa, significantly those that have been lending their voices within the movie trade to inform tales that matter to us.

Feminine creators have made nice strides in shaping the artistic trade, and Netflix is shining the highlight on their outstanding contributions each onscreen and behind the scenes, propelling the movie trade to world heights.
Main feminine movie producers, administrators, actors and members of the Nigerian movie neighborhood got here collectively in Lagos, Nigeria for the ‘Her Voice, Our Story’ Worldwide Ladies’s Day occasion in collaboration with Mo Abudu of EbonyLife TV to have a good time the distinctive views and noteworthy tales of African ladies within the artistic trade.

Audio system within the dialogue together with Netflix Director of Content material in Africa Dorothy Ghettuba alongside Bolanle Austen-Peters (Man of God), Hamisha Daryani Ahuja (Namaste Wahala), Chichi Nworah (Shanty City), and Peace Hyde (Younger Well-known & African) mentioned their experiences as ladies within the artistic trade and their efforts to painting robust, real-life feminine characters.

“At Netflix, we wish our tales to replicate as many lives as we will. This is the reason we aren’t simply passionate in regards to the tales we inform, however the individuals who inform them and the folks we inform them for. We’re blissful to work with the feminine powerhouse within the artistic trade and produce to life the superior tasks that replicate their tales and promote our tradition,” mentioned Dorothy Ghettuba, Netflix’s Director of Content material in Sub-Saharan Africa.

This occasion, geared toward celebrating and honouring inspiring ladies each in entrance of and behind the digital camera, and the various storytelling by and about ladies, heralds an thrilling and numerous slate of upcoming movies and sequence.

The upcoming lineup of female-led Nigerian tales spans varied genres and themes in new native movies and sequence from Mo Abudu, Bolanle Austen-Peters, Kemi Adetiba, Chichi Nworah, and Hamisha Daryani Ahuja, set to launch on the service in 2024:

  • Òlòtūré: The Journey (sequence) – Working undercover as a intercourse employee in Nigeria, a younger journalist out to show corruption fights for her life as she forges a path to Europe.
    Key solid: Sharon Ooja, Omoni Oboli, Beverly Osu, Ikechukwu Onunaku, Daniel Etim Effiong, Amarachukwu Onoh, Stan Nze, Bukola Oladipupo, Patrick Doyle, Bucci Franklin and Wofai Fada.
    Govt Producer: Mo Abudu
  • Child Farm (sequence) – Adanna, a younger pregnant girl, unknowingly entrusts her unborn twins to a high-profile NGO, solely to find she’s turn out to be a prisoner of a sinister Child Farm. As she fights to flee the clutches of the ruthless Physician Oliver Evans and his spouse, her fierce dedication threatens to show their darkish operation, altering the lives of her fellow captives eternally.
    Key solid: Rita Dominic, Joseph Benjamin, Onyinye Odokoro, Genoveva Umeh, Langley Kirkwood and Jenny Stead
    Govt Producer: Mo Abudu
  • Postcards (sequence) – 4 conflicted Nigerians in India discover identification and acceptance as they face their fears and needs by means of a journey of affection and self-discovery
    Key solid: Sola Sobowale, Tobi Bakre, Rajniesh Duggall, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Rahama Sadau and Nancy Isime
    Director & producer: Hamisha Daryani Ahuja
  • Home of Ga’a (movie) – Set in 18th century outdated Oyo Empire, Ga’a is an historical biopic based mostly on true life occasions surrounding Bashorun Ga’a, a ferocious and feared Prime Minister/kingmaker who grew to become extra highly effective than the kings he enthroned.
    Key solid: Femi Department, Mike Afolarin, Funke Akindele, Toyin Abraham, Ibrahim Chatta, Dele Odule, Bimbo Manuel, Lateef Adedimeji, Femi Adebayo, Gabriel Afolayan, Jide ‘JBlaze’ Oyegbile, Seun Akindele, ⁠Yemi Blaq, Adeniyi Johnson, Muyiwa Ademola, Willam Benson, Gbenga Titiloye and ⁠Kunle Coker
    Director: Bolanle Austen-Peters
    Producers: Bolanle Austen-Peters and Joseph Umoibom
  • To Kill a Monkey (sequence) – Efemini, a down-on-his-luck everyman whose life modifications eternally after an opportunity assembly with an outdated buddy. Compelled by circumstance to suppress his rules and discover a lifetime of cybercrime, he finds himself making ever-greater ethical compromises to remain forward of the implications of his new selections… and broadening tastes.
    Key Solid: Bucci Franklin, William Benson, Stella Damasus, Bimbo Akintola, Micheal Ejoor, Chidi Mokeme, Lilian Afegbai, and Sunshine Roseman
    Director & Producer: Kemi Adetiba

Fan-favourite actuality sequence Younger Well-known and African may also be returning for its third season later this yr whereas the women of Parkhurst Excessive Faculty returned for his or her fourth season of Faculty & mayhem on Blood and Water.

There are extra world tales showcasing robust ladies that launched or will stream on Netflix this Ladies’s Month together with Furies (1 March), Damsel (8 March) and Shirley (22 March), starring Regina King, within the story of the primary Black congresswoman and political icon, Shirley Chisholm, and her trailblazing run for president of the U.S.

Additionally, try the International Women’s Day assortment that includes over 3000 titles globally, celebrating the various and galvanizing tales of ladies who’re leaving their mark on the world. Discover the gathering by means of the URLs (/internationalwomensday, /IWD, /internationalwomensmonth) and sub-navigation menus, together with style and class choice.

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