Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, has announced the release date of its newest Nigerian crime thriller, the star-studded Shanty Town. Created by the talented duo of Xavier Ighorodje and Chichi Nworah, Shanty Town was acquired by Netflix and debuts globally and exclusive to the streaming platform on January 20, 2023.
Shanty Town follows the story of three Lagos State hustlers who unite to wage war against the biggest and most ruthless crime ring in the state. The show’s stellar cast includes Nollywood icons such as Richard Mofe-Damijo aka RMD, Ini Edo, Chidi Mokeme, Nse ikpe-Etim, Sola Sobowale, Shaffy Bello, Ali Nuhu and Uche Jombo. Also featured in the upcoming six-part series are Zubby Michael, Nancy Isime, Yaw Naija, Omowunmi Dada, Mercy Eke, Judith Audu and Peter Okoye of P-Square fame.
Speaking on the upcoming Netflix release, producer of Shanty Town, Chichi Nworah says: “Shanty Town is a unique show in that it is at once different as it is familiar. The tale of redemption will especially resonate with audiences familiar with the grit and hustle mentality of Lagos, and indeed other fast-paced and vibrant cities around the world. We are spotlighting the underbelly of the city, and bringing to life the various character dynamics that exist beneath the cover of everyday “normal life,” thus telling a truly fresh and compelling story. I cannot wait for the entire world to see Shanty Town!”
The Xavier Ighorodje and Chichi Nworah-created Shanty Town was produced by Giant Creative Media, Champion One Entertainment, and Minini Empire Production, and directed by Dimeji Ajibola.
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