Netflix Presents A Slate of 2024 Films & Series from Women Filmmakers From Nigeria and Beyond to Celebrate International Women’s Day

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Peace Hyde (Creator, Executive Producer), Hamisha Daryani Ahuja (Director/Producer), Mo Abudu (Director/Producer), Bolanle Austen-Peters (Director/Producer), Chinenye ‘Chichi’ Nworah (Filmmaker), and Dorothy Ghettuba, Director of Content - SSA, Netflix

Lagos, Nigeria – March 6, 2024 – As we celebrate International Women’s Month, it’s essential to recognize the invaluable contributions of women in Nigeria and Africa, particularly those who have been pivotal in the film industry, sharing stories that resonate deeply with audiences. Female creators have been instrumental in shaping the creative landscape, and Netflix is proud to highlight their extraordinary impact both onscreen and behind the scenes, propelling the industry to new global heights.

In a collaborative effort with Mo Abudu of EbonyLife TV, leading female film producers, directors, actors, and members of the Nigerian film community gathered in Lagos, Nigeria for the ‘Her Voice, Our Story’ International Women’s Day event. The event celebrated the unique perspectives and remarkable stories of African women in the creative industry, featuring insightful discussions from prominent figures such as Netflix Director of Content in Africa, Dorothy Ghettuba, alongside Bolanle Austen-Peters, Hamisha Daryani Ahuja, Chichi Nworah, and Peace Hyde.

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Dorothy Ghettuba, Netflix’s Director of Content in Sub-Saharan Africa, expressed the company’s commitment to representing diverse narratives, stating, “At Netflix, we are passionate not only about the stories we tell but also about the storytellers and the audiences we serve. We are delighted to collaborate with the female powerhouses in the creative industry to bring their stories to life and celebrate our culture.”

This event, aimed at honoring inspiring women in both visible and behind-the-scenes roles, heralds an exciting lineup of upcoming films and series with a strong female presence. The slate includes:

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  • Òlòtūré: The Journey (series) – Following a young journalist’s undercover mission as a sex worker in Nigeria, this gripping series delves into the fight against corruption and the pursuit of justice.

Key cast: Sharon Ooja, Omoni Oboli, Beverly Osu, Ikechukwu Onunaku, Daniel Etim Effiong, Amarachukwu Onoh, Stan Nze, Bukola Oladipupo,  Patrick Doyle, Bucci Franklin and Wofai Fada.

Executive Producer: Mo Abudu

Photos: HERE

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  • Baby Farm (series) – Adanna’s harrowing journey exposes the sinister operations of a Baby Farm, revealing the resilience of women fighting against exploitation and injustice.

Key cast: Rita Dominic, Joseph Benjamin, Onyinye Odokoro, Genoveva Umeh, Langley Kirkwood and Jenny Stead

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Executive Producer: Mo Abudu

Photos: HERE

 

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  • Postcards (series) – Through love and self-discovery, four conflicted Nigerians in India navigate identity and acceptance in this poignant series.

Key cast: Sola Sobowale, Tobi Bakre, Rajniesh Duggall, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Rahama Sadau, Nancy Isime

Director & producer: Hamisha Daryani Ahuja

Clips: HERE

Photos: HERE

 

  • House of Ga’a (film) – Set in the 18th century Oyo Empire, this epic biopic chronicles the life of Bashorun Ga’a, a powerful figure whose influence transcended kingship.

Key cast: Femi Branch, 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, ⁠Kunle Coker

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Director: Bolanle Austen-Peters

Producers: Bolanle Austen-Peters and Joseph Umoibom

Photos: HERE

 

  • To Kill a Monkey (series) – A riveting tale of moral compromise and cybercrime, exploring the consequences of one man’s choices in a digital age.

Key Cast: Bucci Franklin, William Benson, Stella Damasus, Bimbo Akintola, Micheal Ejoor, Chidi Mokeme, Lilian Afegbai,  and Sunshine Roseman

Director & Producer: Kemi Adetiba

Additionally, fan-favorite reality series Young Famous and African returns for its third season, while Blood and Water’s Parkhurst High School girls make a thrilling comeback for their fourth season. Globally, Netflix continues to showcase empowering stories of women, including Furies, Damsel, and Shirley, honoring the diverse narratives of women who leave an indelible mark on society.

Explore the International Women’s Day collection on Netflix, featuring over 3000 titles globally, celebrating the inspiring stories of women making history. Join us in celebrating the resilience, creativity, and achievements of women worldwide.

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