According to some media reports, Netflix’s first original Nigerian series, Blood Sisters, has been making headlines across Africa. The four-part episode series was released on the streaming platform on 5 May 2022. The series features some of Nigeria’s a-listers, including Kate Henshaw, Joke Silva and Gabriel Afolayan.
Media experts have commended the overall production of the series, from the cast to the videography.
More so, media experts rave about how the series focuses on critical social issues, including gender-based violence, drug addiction and mental health, as well as neglect of the urban poor.
The series also shows how corrupt police officers may delay justice.
A media expert said, “Gender-based violence is an epidemic in Nigeria, and the series brings that reality front and centre. Nigeria’s 2018 Demographic and National Health Survey shows that females who experienced physical violence since age 15 vary by geopolitical zones, from a high of 46 per cent in the South, to a low of 12 per cent in the North West region.”
“Blood Sisters is meant to entertain. However, let us be reminded that entertainment can be a vehicle that highlights critical social issues,” the media expert added.
The four-part series is produced by Mo Abudu and directed by Biyi Bandele and Kenneth Gyang.