Following the announcement of Olóládé, a Nigerian original series scheduled for release on November 24, Netflix has released more details about the widely anticipated production.
Olóládé follows the story of two friends who suddenly become rich unexpectedly. It seems too good to be true – until they get entangled in a deadly money laundering scheme.
The series is produced by TNC Africa, a trailblazing production company founded in 2021, with a bold mission of telling original African stories through TV series. Olawale Adetula, co-founder and CEO of the company, describes Olóládé as a homage to Nollywood TV classics.
He adds, “We are a tech and data-enabled company, and our research shows growing demand for content similar to what many of us grew up watching – pure TV drama with no frills. We believe a good, well-told story will find a home with anyone, regardless of location or language. We hope that Olóládé will increase the demand for and ultimately produce more premium original content in Nigeria’s indigenous languages.”
The series director, Adeniyi Joseph Omobulejo, said, “When you watch Olóládé, you will feel a lot of nostalgia. It’s good storytelling at its core. You can expect to see relatable, well-developed characters and drama unfolding, which, for me, is what good storytelling should be.”
The cast of the film includes Kunle Idowu, Femi Adebayo, Mercy Aigbe, Mide Martins, Debby Felix, Adebowale Adedayo, Liz Da-Silva, Jaiye Kuti and Damilola Oni. The cast also includes relatively new entrants, Oluwatobi Olubiyi, known as Oli Ekun and Olanrewaju Ayanwale.
As “Olóládé” prepares to debut on Netflix on November 24, viewers can anticipate a captivating journey into the heart of Nollywood, a celebration of timeless storytelling, and a testament to the richness of African narratives.