Netflix Delivers Trailer For Its First Original Series From Nigeria


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Netflix is entering new territory with its upcoming series, King of Boys: Return of the King. Led by director Kemi Adetiba, the seven-part project is the first Netflix series from Nigeria. It follows the story of ruthless businesswoman Eniola Salami as she returns from a five-year exile to deliver punishment to her enemies. The original film, King of Boys, earned critical acclaim across the continent of Africa, brought in N450 million at the box office and built a rabid fanbase.

"Alhaja Eniola Salami starts anew and sets her sights on a different position of power, fueled by revenge, regret and ruthlessness. The reward for power is more power. King of Boys: Return of The King Arrives 27 Aug," Netflix wrote about the new series.

As previously mentioned, King of Boys performed extremely well in Nigeria and a fan base known as the #KOBArmy was formed. Needless to say, the #KOBArmy was delighted to see that Adetiba and company were hard at work expanding the film to new audiences and territories.

In recent months, Netflix has made a concerted effort to tell stories that represent different areas of the Diaspora. Last year, the streaming giant debuted the South African drama, Blood & Water. Months later, Zero, an original series about a Black teen in Italy with supernatural powers, debuted. Most recently, Netflix released the first season of Jiva!

"A talented street dancer struggles while juggling the demands of a dead-end job, family responsibilities, and a rocky love life. When she discovers a dance competition with a cash prize, she realizes that her moves could be the ticket out of her working-class neighborhood in Durban. But first, she must overcome her fears, beat her rivals and sort out the chaos that is her family," Jiva's official description reads.

Blood & Water, Zero and Jiva! are currently available right now. King of Boys will arrive on August 27.

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