Netflix’s latest Nigerian original film Blood Sisters is almost ready to hit the streaming platform. The film has just wrapped production.
Produced by Mo Abudu‘s EbonyLife Studios and directed by Biyi Bandele, the dramatic thriller tells the story of two friends, Sarah and Kemi. Sarah is engaged to her dream man, Kola. While their life looks idyllic on the outside, it holds a dark side behind closed doors as Kola is a physically abusive, controlling fiance.
Despite her friend’s concerns, Sarah is determined to press on with the wedding. On the day of the traditional engagement ceremony, tragedy strikes and Kemi accidentally kills Kola. Fearing that no one will believe that she acted in self-defence, the friends decide to cover up the death, unintentionally setting off a catastrophic series of events.
Actresses Ini Dima-Okojie and Nancy Isime play the lead roles of Sarah and Kemi. They are joined by Nollywood royalty Ramsey Nouah, Kate Henshaw, Uche Jombo and Segun Arinze.
Newcomer Genoveva Umeh joins the cast which also includes Deyemi Okanlawon, Wale Ojo, Gabriel Afolayan, Kehinde Bankole, Daniel Etim Effiong, Keppy Ekpenyong-Bassey, Maurice Sam, Ibrahim Suleiman, Toke Makinwa and Okey Uzoeshi.
Talking about her studio’s numerous collaborations with Netflix, Mo Abudu says: “Our relationship with Netflix is based on a mutual vision; to bring authentic African stories, with superb production value, to both African and global audiences. Netflix’s commitment to growing the African film industry is unparalleled and we feel honoured to be part of this journey. We look forward to many more successful productions together and would like to sincerely thank our partners at Netflix”.
This news after the recent release of Netflix’s first original series from Nigeria – King of Boys: The Return of the King.