According to BMA sources, the production of the ‘Chief Daddy’ sequel will be wrapped and released later this year. This comes after Mo Abudu, the Chief Executive Officer of EbonyLife Films, announced that filming of the movie has commenced, and the principal photography has begun on 4 May 2021. The media entrepreneur, movie, and TV producer also announced that the film would be exclusive to the global streaming giant Netflix.
‘Chief Daddy’ is a Nigerian comedy-drama about a money-hungry family, friends and staff of an industrial billionaire who unexpectedly dies, leaving all those close to him fighting over a share of his fortune. The initial ‘Chief Daddy’ movie, which became popular after hitting cinemas in December 2018, was the third movie from the EbonyLife Films Studios. The global streaming platform then acquired the film in March 2019.
After its success on Netflix, the media mogul, Mo Abudu, confirmed Netflix’s intention to partner exclusively in the release of a sequel in 2021 called ‘Chief Daddy 2’. The media entrepreneur took to Instagram and confirmed that the cast and crew were back on set. Cameras had started rolling to shoot ‘Chief Daddy 2’. The team is thrilled to be bringing its audiences another fantastic production of the film, said Abudu.
The film cast and crew will comprise Niyi Akinmolayan, the film’s Director, John Demps, as the Director Of Photography (DOP). In front of the camera will be top Nollywood actors returning to reclaim their roles in the film like Dakore Akande, Shaffy Bello, Zainab Balogun, Patience Ozokwo, Funke Akindele-Bello, Nkem Owoh, and Ini Edo.