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Streaming service Netflix ties up with South African filmmaker Mandlakayise Walter Dube

It is expected that Dube will direct a variety of Netflix-owned projects in the coming months. In addition to the pact, similar partnerships have also been established with African talent, including Nigerian media mogul Mo Abudu and her EbonyLife Studios label, and Nigerian multihyphenate Kunle Afolayan and his KAP Film Academy.

As a result of these relationships, Netflix has commissioned a slate of African-themed content in recent months.  A slate of content from sub-Saharan Africa was released by Netflix in the first half of 2022, including a pan-African reality show Young, Famous & African, the South African action film Silverton Siege, the South African soapy drama series Savage Beauty, Netflix’s first Kenyan licensed branded series Country Queen, and more.

 Nigeria’s Blood Sisters, South Africa’s Senzo: Murder Of A Soccer Star, and most recently, Justice Served are all Netflix series. Soon, Netflix will release the Afrikaans series Ludik, the supernatural drama The Brave Ones, and the football series Kings of Queenstown.

“We work with top talent and filmmakers from across the continent as well as exciting emerging voices,” said Tendeka Matatu, director of local language films in Africa.

“To provide our members with a richer selection of best-in-class series, movies, and licensed content across a wide array of genres, we want to give them more moments to share the joy of immersing themselves in great stories made in Africa.”

Source: screen daily

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