‘Blood Sisters’, The First Nigerian Original Series Is Coming To Netflix This May

Coming to our screens May 5th

Last year, EbonyLife Studios and Netflix began stoking anticipation for the first-ever Netflix Naija original series, titled ‘Blood Sisters,’ by sharing the star-studded cast list which included Nancy Isime, Ini Dima-Okojie and more. The crime-thriller which is directed by ​​Biyi Bandele and Kenneth Gyang is now coming to life, with a release date slated for May 5, exclusively on Netflix.


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According to its synopsis, the 4-part series tells the story of two best friends, Sarah and Kemi. Sarah is engaged to her dream man, Kola, however, their seemingly idyllic union has a dark side – Kola is a physically abusive and controlling fiancé. Despite Kemi’s vocal misgivings, Sarah is determined to press on with the wedding. On the day of the traditional engagement ceremony, tragedy strikes, unintentionally setting off a catastrophic series of events, finding both women on the run.

‘Blood Sisters’ is the first Nigerian original series on Netflix, following the multi-title deal between the streaming giant and Mo Abudu through her media house and production company, EbonyLife Media. The series also features some Nollywood veterans including Ramsey Nouah, Kate Henshaw, Uche Jombo, Segun Arinze and Joke Silva as well as well as Nancy Isime, Ini Dima-Okojie and Deyemi Okanlawon, and many others.

In an official press release statement, CEO of EbonyLife studios, Mo Abudu shared: 

 “Blood Sisters is a crime thriller, which is a new genre for us, so the prospect was challenging but very exciting! It was also a particularly unique and intense experience as we shot during the pandemic, but we remained committed to the vision we share with Netflix – to tell authentic and exciting African stories with superb production values.”

Watch the trailer for ‘Blood Sisters’ here

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