‘Blood Sisters’ — first Nigerian series on Netflix — a big plus for our creative industry, says Lai Mohammed

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Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has described ‘Blood Sisters‘, the Netflix original, as a big plus for the country’s creative industry.

According to NAN, the minister spoke on Thursday during the premiere of the movie produced by Mo Abudu in Lagos.

Mohammed said apart from the quality of the film, it is also significant that the project is the first series in Nigeria that would be shown on Netflix.

“As you are aware, Netflix is an international streaming service, a platform where we have about 242 million subscribers from 190 countries,” he said.

“What this means is that 242 million subscribers will be watching this series which is about our environment and the setting is in Lagos.

“I believe it is a big plus for our creative industry. It is not easy to get your movie on Netflix not to talk of series which is a movie in many parts.

“To me, this is an indication that our creative industry is going places.”

Reflecting on the project’s theme, Mohammed said it depicts contemporary society where emphasis is placed on materialism and its negative consequences.

“On one hand, we see the family of the bride overwhelmed by the material wealth of their in-laws while on the other hand, the groom’s family is looking down on the bride’s family because of their greed,” he added.

“In between is the young bride confused in one hand and want to retrace her steps and as long as she loved to run, there is a mistake on her side.

“More shocking is how desperation can push someone to become something else completely. It is a gripping story that I can’t wait to watch the other parts.”