Dahomey was a West African kingdom in what is now the Republic of Benin. EbonyLife and Sony Pictures Television are co-developing the female warriors project, which SPT will distribute internationally. |
Nigeria 2099 is set in a futuristic world and tells the story of Sgt. Charles Opkara, a local police officer in a poor district of Lagos. Assigned to protect a visiting American businessman staking out his district, Sgt. Charles begins to unravel a global conspiracy over depleting resources.
EbonyLife Films brings African Literature to Netflix. Nigerian literary classic, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives, written by Lola Shoneyin and published in 2010, details the struggles of women as well as the practice of polygamy in Nigeria. The book will be developed into a television series for Netflix.
‘Death and the King’s Horseman, written by Wole Soyinka, a Nobel Laureate for literature, will be coming to Netflix as a screen adaptation. The novel is based on a real incident that took place in Nigeria during British colonial rule in which the horseman of a Yoruba King was prevented from committing ritual suicide by the colonial authorities.
EbonyLife Films is in post-production on one of Netflix’s latest Nigerian original films, Blood Sisters, a riveting crime thriller about two best friends, Sarah (Ini Dima-Okojie) and Kemi (Nancy Isime) involved in an accidental murder that sets off a series of catastrophic events. The film is set against Lagos’ conflicting colourful worlds of extreme wealth and its dark underbelly.