Netflix Acquires Another Nigerian Movie ‘Chief Daddy’


Online entertainment platform, Netflix, has acquired another Nigerian movie titled ‘Chief Daddy’, a movie produced by EbonyLife Films.

This was made known by the CEO of EbonyLife Films, Mo Abudu in a post on Instagram.

According to her,  viewers all over the world will now have access to watch the movie, starting from March 5, 2019.

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Released on December 14, 2018,  and directed by Niyi Akinmolayan, ‘Chief Daddy’ is the third EbonyLife Films title to be acquired by Netflix, after ‘Fifty’ (2015) and ‘The Wedding Party’ (2016).

Speaking on the acquisition, Mo Abudu, the executive producer said she’s excited that the African diaspora will finally be able to access ‘Chief Daddy’ on Netflix. 

“Nigerians abroad follow all the latest developments back home, and we’ve had scores of requests to watch the film online, so we’re delighted to partner with Netflix to share our stories and bring joy and laughter to millions of Nollywood film lovers worldwide with Chief Daddy,” Mo Abudu said.

‘Chief Daddy’ tells the story of a Lagos-based billionaire, Chief Daddy, suddenly dies at the dinner table. There’s a scramble amongst family members, household staff and mistresses for a slice of his fortune.

But there’s a catch – a codicil to his will declares that they must find a way to work together to arrange his funeral, or risk losing everything.  

In 2018, Netflix had acquired Genevieve Nnaji’s first directorial movie, ‘Lion Heart’.


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