Kunle Afolayan source: independent ng
Kunle Afolayan

American streaming giant Netflix has acquired prolific film maker and director Kunle Afolayan‘s latest effort, ‘Mokalik’.

Afolayan made this known during an interview with newsmen on Wednesday, on the sideline of the French-Nigerian Cinema Days holding from July 2-3 at the Alliance Francaise, Ikoyi, Lagos.

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He said “I wish to inform you that Netflix has acquired ‘Mokalik’ and some other of my films.”

According to the film maker who did not disclose the value paid for the acquisition, Netflix is yet to announce when the movie will be released on the platform.

Concise News understands that the acquisition came as a result of Netflix’s interest for Africa motion picture sector in recent times.

‘Mokalik’ tells the story of an 11-year-old boy, from the middle-class suburbs who spends the day as a lowly apprentice at a mechanic workshop in order to view life from the other side of the tracks… When his father arrives to take him home, Ponmile is left with the option of returning to school or be a full time apprentice.

The movie features award-winning singer, Simi, alongside other prominent actors like Femi Adebayo, Charles Okocha, Faithia Williams, Lateef Oladimeji, and comic actors like Wale Akorede (Okunu), Ayo Ogunshina (Papa Lolo) and Dayo Akinpelu (Alabi Yellow).

After a series of successful private screenings and a remarkable premiere on May 30, 2019, ‘Mokalik has been selected in official participation at the prestigious Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), taking place in Durban, South Africa from July 8 to 28, 2019.