Here’s a quick list of 10 things you should know about Netflix’s first Nigerian original TV series, “Blood Sisters,” that has since gone viral for several good reasons. See the list below:
Netflix’s First Nigerian Original TV Series
In partnership with Ebonylife films, Netflix released its first Nigerian limited series on May 5. Several hours after its release, viewers took to various social media platforms to applaud the efforts of the cast and crew, with the hashtags of the series and its characters trending on Twitter.
Blood Sisters primarily tells the story of two best friends, Sarah and Kemi, who become fugitives after murdering a man. They find themselves running away from the law and the ruthless family of their victim.
Average of 50 minutes per episode
Mo Abudu’s Magic Touch
The four-part thriller comes from prolific producer Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife Studios
Why Nancy Isime Shed Real Tears
Speaking on the feeling after leaving the set, Isime said: “There was a day I went back to my room after leaving the set and cried because I just wanted to be free from Kemi. We were so immersed, especially in the second part where we were shooting back to back at a remote village in Lagos.”
The Chemistry Between Nancy Isime & Ini Dima Okojie
On the Chemistry between her and Nancy before the project, Ini Dima Okojie said: “We worked together on a project almost eight years ago, we are cool and I love her energy. We met at the audition and we clicked immediately but we never knew the character would be flipped. I read for Kemi and she for Sarah.
The Stellar Cast
Ini Dima-Okojie, Nancy Isime, Ramsey Nouah, Kate Henshaw, Gabriel Afolayan, Uche Jombo, Kehinde Bankole, Daniel Etim Effiong, Wale Ojo and Deyemi Okanlawon.
It Was Originally Written to Have 13 Parts
Abudu says the project was closely developed with Netflix, which helped reshape her team’s original 13-part idea into a four-part limited series.
“Blood Sisters” is predominantly in English — which is Nigeria’s official language — with some lines of Igbo, Yoruba and Pidgin English strewn throughout.
Actors Were on Set For Almost 2 Months
Speaking on her experience on the set of the movie, Isime said: “We were on set for almost two months and Ini and I were in character almost through, I was overwhelmed towards the end of the shoot. I was overwhelmed by Kemi’s character.”
Below are some reactions from Twitter.
Worst assassin ever, man brought sword, axe and gun just to be beaten up by a man wearing agbada made with aso oke 😩 pic.twitter.com/XmrW9rcCKI
— Savage Gentleman (@Fel_Steve) May 8, 2022
— Akinpelumi Akinboye (@theakinakinboye) May 6, 2022
I played Timeyin 🧡💃🏾 https://t.co/ODAY6HeHUv
— Genoveva Umeh (@genovevaumeh) May 7, 2022
Incase you're feeling useless, Remember that there was this guy whose role in the film was so insignificant that he was killed and the entire plot forgot about him. They didn't even find his body or declare him Missing. pic.twitter.com/5w5w3u0x2Y
— STAUNCH (@Talk_to_kay) May 8, 2022
— 16 Psyche (@likosmallz) May 7, 2022
— Myar (@Myarthe1st) May 6, 2022
— Derryyl (@Derryyl) May 7, 2022