Netflix has Acquired the Rights to Nigerian Director and Producer Kunle Afolayan's Film 'Mokalik'
Nigerian singer and songwriter, Simi, makes her debut appearance in this critically-acclaimed film.
Netflix clearly wasn't playing when they announced that they'd be investing considerably more into African content. From South Africa's first original series Queen Sono with actress Pearl Thusi and the recent Nosipho Dumisa-directed Blood & Water to Malawi's The Boy Who Harnessed the Windstarring Chiwetel Ejiofor, they're really coming through with quality African productions. Most recently, Netflix has acquired the rights to Mokalik, the critically-acclaimed film by Nigerian director and producer, Kunle Afolayan.
Mokalik tells the story of a young middle-class boy whose parents send him to a mechanic's workshop to work as an apprentice because of his poor grades at school. He spends some time there and experiences what life is like away from the comforts of the suburbs. Towards the end of the film, the boy has to decide whether he wants to return to school or actually become an apprentice full time.
Watch the trailer for Mokalik below:
Mokalik Official Trailer (Extended Version) - a KUNLE AFOLAYAN filmwww.youtube.com
Afolayan spoke about the inspiration behind his film saying, "Visiting the mechanic workshop after about 15 years opened my eyes to a lot of things that I believe the world should know about our local auto-car repairs industry."
Netflix has not yet announced the dates when it will launch Mokalik.