Netflix has picked up its first Nigerian drama.
Produced by Rififi Pictures and directed by Daniel Oriahi, CJ Obasi and Akin Otomoso, Vaya tells the story Kemi, a goddess reincarnated as a human who learns how to use her superpowers in order to avenge her sister’s death. The story is set in Nigeria and was shot on location on Lagos. Starring Kate Henshaw and Ade Laoye, the six-part series will mark Netflix’s first Nigerian original drama series.
“Movies like King of Boys, Merry Men and The Bling Lagosian have shown how much our members love Nigerian movies. So, we’re incredibly excited to be investing in Made in Nigeria stories – bringing them to audiences all around the world,” said Netflix chief content officer, Ted Sarandos in a statement.
“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,” said Dorothy Ghettuba, Netflix’s manager of international originals.
No word on a time frame for the series’ premiere.
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