Tag: netflix

Wilfred OkicheJuly 27, 2020

Film Review: Rita Dominic and Kalu Ikeagwu find their way through a marriage crisis in Light in the Dark

Light in the Dark opens with what may be becoming cinematographer Muhammed Attah Ahmed’s signature flourish. The camera, placed upside ...

Wilfred OkicheJuly 26, 2020

Saworoide, The Meeting, Walking with Shadows…20 Nigerian films that should be on Netflix (but aren’t)

In the last one year, streaming giant Netflix has doubled down on its Nollywood engagement, increasing the number of Nigerian ...

Toluwanimi OnakoyaJune 29, 2020

What Nigerians had to say about Beverly Naya’s “Skin” Documentary

“Mama Dudu, Oyinbo Pepper”  Colourism and its effects on the psychology of Africans is a timely, essential and leaden issue ...

Op-Ed EditorJune 23, 2020

Netflix joins forces with Nigeria’s talent to showcase its creative wealth to the world

Nollywood has been at the epicentre of the African entertainment industry, creating stars and producing content that’s resonated with fans ...

EditorJune 17, 2020

The Oscars have been postponed, throwing Nollywood a lifeline

First it was the Met Gala, and now the Oscars have finally woken up to the realities of Covid-19 and ...

Toluwanimi OnakoyaJune 16, 2020

How should Mo Abudu cast her forthcoming Netflix films?

by Toluwanimi Onakoya Casting can make or break a movie. The performance and credibility of actors are what make a story ...

EditorMay 20, 2020

Netflix’s Blood and Water premieres today, here’s why you should stream it

The wait is finally over. Netflix’s first Young Adult African Original Blood and Water finally drops today on the streaming ...

Op-Ed EditorMay 13, 2020

More Nollywood titles are coming to Netflix this May | 5 Things that Should Matter Today

More Nollywood titles are coming to Netflix this May, from The Delivery Boy to Anchor Baby and Light in the ...

EditorMay 5, 2020

Netflix is celebrating Africa Month with a ‘Made In Africa’ collection

Netflix today announced the introduction of a Made in Africa collection – a curated list of African series, films and ...

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 ...

Temidayo 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 ...

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