Production has wrapped on Netflix’s latest Nigerian original film, Blood Sisters. Blood Sisters is produced by Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife Studios, and is a dramatic thriller that stars Nollywood prominent names in Ini Dima-Okojie and Nancy Isime as the lead characters, Sarah and Kemi.
Blood Sisters tells the story of two friends Sarah (Ini Dima-Okojie) and Kemi (Nancy Isime). Sarah is engaged to her dream man, Kola. However, their seemingly idyllic union has a dark side – Kola is a physically abusive, 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 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.
Blood Sisters also features Nollywood evergreen stars Ramsey Nouah, Kate Henshaw, Uche Jombo and Segun Arinze, as well as Genoveva Umeh – a relative newcomer in Nollywood who featured Sam Mekwunye’s One Lagos Night. Deyemi Okanlawon, Wale Ojo, Gabriel Afolayan, Kehinde Bankole, Daniel Etim Effiong, Keppy Ekpenyong-Bassey, Maurice Sam, Ibrahim Suleiman, Toke Makinwa and Okey Uzoeshi round out this movie’s ensemble cast.
On 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’.
EbonyLife has made its way into Nollywood’s filmmaking forefront since the release of the film, Fifty, back in 2015. The studio has continued to break ground in the Nigerian film industry, having recently signed a deal with Sony Pictures, as well as an impending collaboration to bring the Hushpuppi story to screen.
No release date has been announced for Blood Sisters yet.