Netflix Naija Set to Release ‘Ijogbon’ in October

As the Nigerian music industry continues to gain momentum, a similar surge is happening in the Nollywood film scene.

Netflix’s African offerings, including popular shows like “King of Boys,” “Oloture,” “Blood & Water,” “How to Ruin Christmas,” “Young, Famous and African,” and more, have been capturing audiences’ attention. The streaming giant is now gearing up for the release of another film, “Ijogbon.”

This upcoming coming-of-age family adventure is helmed by Nigeria’s renowned filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, and is scheduled to hit screens on October 13, 2023. Penned by Tunde Babalola and produced by KAP Motion Pictures, “Ijogbon” tells the tale of four teenagers from Nigeria’s southwest who stumble upon a bag of uncut diamonds, and the film delves into the repercussions of their discovery.

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The movie features a blend of fresh talents, including Fawaz Aina from Ikorodu Bois, Ruby Akubueze, Seyi Ebiesuwa, Kayode Ojulope, alongside seasoned veterans like Gabriel Afolayan, Sam Dede, Adunni Ade, Dorathy Bachor, Yemi Solade, and many others.

Notably, the Afolayan Brothers, celebrated for their award-winning films like “Anikulapo,” “The Figurine,” “Citation,” “Swallow,” and “October 1st,” are part of this project. “Anikulapo,” a Yoruba mythology film, earned a remarkable 16 nominations at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards (AMVCA), including Best Overall Film, Best Makeup, Cinematography, and more. “Citation,” starring Temi Otedola, even secured the title of Best International Film at the National Film Awards UK in 2022. With Kunle Afolayan at the helm, “Ijogbon” is bound to be a remarkable addition to their impressive filmography.

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