Tag: netflix

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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: ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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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ToluOctober 31, 2017

Entertainment Roundup: Netflix to cancel House of Cards following Kevin Spacey’s sexual scandal; Wizkid visited Surulere and this happened | More stories

A Monday of breakups and confessions it was! Here’s everything you missed in entertainment yesterday and others that unraveled while ...

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EzinneOctober 30, 2017

Today’s Noisemakers: Oby Ezekwesili, STER, Netflix and others

Every day on the Nigerian internet, there are people who keep our eyes glued to our phone screens as we ...

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EditorOctober 11, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] New Netflix film about trans activist Marsha P Johnson is hit with controversy

For anyone who actively follows the work and lives of transwomen across the world, the level of violence, oppression and ...

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AzeezAugust 14, 2017

Shonda Rhimes leaves ABC, joins Netflix

Creator of popular television series “Scandal” and “Grey’s Anatomy” for ABC, Shonda Rhimes has left for Netflix. ABC announced that Rhimes ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiAugust 9, 2017

Disney and Netflix set to part ways in 2019

Disney has announced  that it plans to end its distribution agreement with Netflix in 2019. The company is, therefore, opting to ...

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Op-ed EditorJune 29, 2017

The Media Blog: Hope you heard that Facebook is now in the business of TV production

This was announced Monday. It is working with a small group of partners to start releasing episodes from around August. ...

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Oluwatosin AdeshokanMay 29, 2017

LONG READ: The subtle decline of TV culture in Nigeria

8 pm every Thursday in Lagos and probably every corner of Nigeria where there was electricity and NTA coverage, Nigerians ...

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ToluMay 24, 2017

Entertainment Roundup: Ariana Grande arrived the US in tears after terror attack on her concert, Nicki Minaj and Nas are dating? | More stories

These are some of the biggest stories from yesterday and others that unraveled while you slept – and are still ...

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