The movie streaming platform, Netflix has acquired the Nigerian comedy movie, Fate of Alakada.
The fate of Alakada was released in 2020. It was produced by popular Nollywood actress, Toyin Abraham.
Announcing the Netflix acquisition, Toyin Abraham shared on Instagram:
“Hello fam! I’m so happy to let you know that Netflix has got my movie, Fate of Alakada.
So, to all my abroad fans and those who missed the chance to see it at the cinemas; please go and subscribe/ renew your Netflix subscriptions nowwww because Fate of Alakada is coming to Netflix soonest.”
Toyin Abraham is renowned as one of the most creative Nigerian moviemakers.
The Alakada franchise was well-received when it debuted in 2013. The storyline is based on the life of a young lady identified as Yetunde (Toyin Abraham). Alakada is a satire that ridicules the fake life of young Nigerian ladies who claim to be who they are not.
In the movie, Toyin Abraham’s character is simply a wannabe from a poor background, however, she is a firm believer in the mantra, ‘fake it till you make it’. The movie is aimed at provoking laughter, tears and fun.
Further, the success of the film resulted in the release of two more instalments. In 2017, the actress released a sequel titled ‘Alakada Reloaded’, the 4th instalment in the comedy franchise.
‘Fate of Alakada’ is directed by Kayode Kasum.
1st News reports that previous productions in the acclaimed Alakada series were released in 2009, 2013 and the one in 2017, which had a ground-breaking cinema debut and sold-out shows across Nigeria.