Nigeria: Inkblot Productions and Netflix Partnered for New Nigerian Drama Series

29 September 2020

Inkblot Productions has announced a new partnership deal with Netflix. The new original drama series 'Far From Home' is a six-part series created by Chinaza Onuzo and Dami Elebe which will be produced by Inkblot Productions.

The story of Ishaya who is a charismatic teenager and talented artist from a poor family whose receives a prestigious scholarship to the most exclusive school and catapults him into the luxurious world of Nigeria. Starring Funke Akindele for the lead role while Zulumoke Oyibo and Damola Ademola will serve as executive producers.

"These Netflix original films demonstrate how we're building a home for the best-in-class Nigerian content for our members in Nigeria and beyond," said Ben Amadasun, Netflix's director of licensing and co-productions in Africa. It's amazing to see how Nigerian films and series resonate with audiences around the world. By making it easy for people to watch films and shows from other countries, we can help them build empathy and develop a shared understanding of the world."

Dorothy Ghettuba, the lead for African originals at Netflix said in the statement, "Netflix is proud to continue to invest in more original content from Nigeria. We're also thrilled to grow our existing creative partnerships while forming new ones with Chinaza and the amazing Inkblot team who will now join the growing list of Nigerian partners."

"We're thrilled to be partnering with the Netflix team to tell the story of Nigerian youth on a global scale. We cannot wait to share with the world what it feels like to grow up in one of the most dynamic countries on the planet", announced Chinaza Onuzo from Inkblot Productions.

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