Tag: netflix

Edwin OkoloMarch 6, 2020

Is it too early to petition for Ifeoma Chukwuogo to get her own Netflix Naija series?

This week on the media blog has been all about Netflix. But can you really blame us? Ever since the ...

EditorMarch 5, 2020

Kemi Adetiba is honoured with 50 other women as Netflix celebrates #IWD2020

This International Women’s Day, Netflix is partnering with UN Women to launch a special collection curated by groundbreaking women in ...

Dayo Taiwo-SidiqMarch 3, 2020

Filmhouse Group hosts the exclusive screening of Queen Sono, the first original African series by Netflix

West Africa’s leading film-entertainment group, Filmhouse, owners of Filmhouse Cinemas and FilmOne Entertainment, hosted the exclusive screening of the first ...

EditorFebruary 28, 2020

Meet Chi Mhende, Queen Sono’s Head-Baddie-In-Charge

As part of YNaija’s coverage of the launch of Queen Sono, the first Netflix original scripted series from Africa, our editors joined ...

EditorFebruary 27, 2020

Queen Sono’s Enhle Maphumulo & Khathu Ramabulana are TV’s most charismatic couple

As part of YNaija’s coverage of the launch of Queen Sono, the first Netflix original scripted series from Africa, our editors joined ...

Edwin OkoloFebruary 26, 2020

It took them long enough but Netflix Naija is finally here

The next big battle for the future of media is the streaming wars. Its a war already 30 years in ...

Edwin OkoloFebruary 4, 2020

‘Queen Sono’ is Netflix’s first South African original

We are entering a new era of content in Nigeria. For far too long, a handful of gatekeepers have controlled ...

Bernard DayoAugust 2, 2019

5 Things that Should Matter Today: We hope Cindy would be the last new #BBNaija housemate

During the Thursday night presentation, a new housemate came into the house. Cindy, she calls herself, and the housemates weren’t ...

Bernard DayoJune 24, 2019

Chiwetel Ejiofor has joined the cast for upcoming Netflix movie ”The Old Guard”

It’s always a delight to see Chiwetel Ejiofor in movies, whether he is in a Marvel flick (Doctor Strange) or ...

Bernard DayoApril 17, 2019

We are excited that Netflix has picked up its first African animated series, ‘Mama K’s Team 4’!

Netflix is so committed towards growing its African content that it intends to add its first original African animated series ...

Bernard DayoMarch 16, 2019

‘Shadow’ on Netflix is the South African superhero show we deserve in 2019

Netflix’s first South African original series, Shadow, opens with our vigilante protagonist beating up bad guys in a room. Mid-scene, ...

Bernard DayoMarch 7, 2019

Brace yourselves because ‘Chief Daddy’ is coming to Netflix this month

Netflix has just acquired Chief Daddy, the 2018 star-studded comedy drama from EbonyLife Films, which, I believe, is still showing ...

Bernard DayoMarch 6, 2019

How Steven Spielberg’s push against Netflix can hurt the chances of African movies at the Oscars

The 91st Academy Awards, for which critical darling Roma took home major wins, came with a surprising post-script: Steven Spielberg wants the ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 22, 2019

M.I tweeted that he stands with comedians who joke about rape and we are disappointed but not surprised

Over time, I have learned not to hold any Nigerian celebrity to any standard. Why? They have none. If the ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 19, 2019

The trailer for the Netflix South African show ‘Shadow’ is the best thing you will see today

Netflix is keeping its word when it announced that more original African content will be available on its platform this ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 27, 2019

Entertainment roundup: Ariana Grande apologizes for ‘7 Rings’ controversy; Kate Henshaw joins international judges on CBS’ new talent show | Other stories

Here are the biggest stories you may have missed in entertainment during the week and others that unraveled while you ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 25, 2019

Michaela Coel is a genocide survivor in ‘Black Earth Rising,’ which arrives Netflix today

Michaela Coel has taken on another project post-Chewing Gum, the Netflix British comedy that thrust her into the spotlight. This ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 7, 2019

Here’s your first look at Idris Elba in new Netflix comedy series ”Turn Up Charlie”

2018 had Idris Elba securing the bag, from still being involved in the British crime drama Luther and Marvel’s Avengers: ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 4, 2019

Genevive Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’ is now streaming on Netflix today!

Only recently marking 20 years in Nollywood, Genevieve Nnaji’s buzzy, directorial debut Lionheart is a love letter to Nigeria. After ...

Bernard DayoDecember 11, 2018

Pearl Thusi stars in Netflix’s first African original series, Queen Sono’

Netflix has just rolled out its first African original series, Queen Sono, the first of many to come as the ...

Bernard DayoDecember 5, 2018

Netflix is planning to produce more original shows from Africa in 2019

In 2018 alone, Netflix has shown its interest in African content with the acquisition of Akin Omotosho’s award-winning South African ...

Bernard DayoNovember 15, 2018

Chiwetel Ejiofor’s directorial debut ‘The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind’ is heading to Netflix

Streaming giant Netflix is constantly proving why it’s the most dominant player in the streaming market, still expanding and updating ...

Bernard DayoSeptember 13, 2018

Genevieve Nnaji was interviewed on CNN about Netflix acquiring ‘Lionheart,’ and here are some takeaways

Following the announcement that Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut Lionheart will premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, there’s been ...

Bernard DayoSeptember 8, 2018

Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Genevieve Nnaji’s ‘Lionheart’

Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut Lionheart will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival today. No longer news. But according to ...

Bernard DayoSeptember 3, 2018

Get ready for another visit to Wakanda because ‘Black Panther’ is coming to Netflix this September!

Is there anyone on the planet who is yet to see Black Panther? I won’t be surprised though. It took ...

Bernard DayoAugust 24, 2018

New Netflix documentary ‘City of Joy’ will focus on rape and gender-based violence in Congo

City of Joy is the latest Africa-focused documentary coming to foremost streaming service Netflix, and will highlight the abuse and ...

Omoleye OmoruyiMay 25, 2018

Entertainment Roundup: Morgan Freeman apologises following sexual allegations against him; Netflix now more valuable than Disney | More stories

Here’s everything you missed in entertainment yesterday and others that unravelled while you slept – and are still buzzing today. ...

Omoleye OmoruyiMay 24, 2018

Entertainment Roundup: Netflix close to surpassing Disney in worth, Grammy Chief accused of funnelling money from charity | More stories

Here’s everything you missed in entertainment yesterday and others that unravelled while you slept – and are still buzzing today. ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 8, 2018

[The Film Blog] You can now stream South African queer film “Inxeba” (The Wound) on Netflix

“In The Wound, being a man isn’t about being a naturally dominant person, but about learning to submit yourself to ...

AzeezNovember 4, 2017

Netflix fires Kevin Spacey from House of Cards after sexual assault allegations

Following rape allegations against him, Netflix has fired Kevin Spacey, who is the star and executive producer of series, “House of ...

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