Netflix is celebrating African stories and storytellers in anticipation of Africa Day on 25 May through a new collection titled ‘From Cape to Cairo’/Photo: Netflix

How Netflix is celebrating Month of Africa

There’s plenty that’s unique about Africa — from being the world’s warmest continent to being home to more than 1.2 billion people spread over 54 countries who speak more than 2,000 different languages.

With this rich cultural heritage, there’s a multitude of stories to be told from, and about, the continent and its people. That’s why in May, Netflix is celebrating these stories and storytellers in anticipation of Africa Day on 25 May through a new collection titled ‘From Cape to Cairo’.

The ‘From Cape to Cairo’ collection will feature Netflix’s latest African series, Blood Sisters (Nigeria) and Savage Beauty (South Africa) — both launching in May — and many other stories that showcase the continent’s creativity and talent.

The wide variety to be featured during the month includes the recently-launched African films Silverton Siege and Man of God to the South African true-crime docuseries Senzo: Murder of a Soccer Star, the much-loved reality series Young Famous & African plus Netflix series including Finding Ola, Paranormal and Secrets of The Saqqara Tomb from Egypt to Queen Sono, Blood & Water, JIVA!: How To Ruin Christmas and Kings of Joburg from South Africa plus King of Boys: Return Of The King from Nigeria. We also have major international films and series featuring talents of African descent from the African diaspora including Meet the Adebanjos, African Doctor, Shine Your Eyes, Dọlápọ̀ is Fine, Yasuke and more.

To further celebrate African talent across the continent, Netflix is also launching a new podcast entitled Never Late | African Time, featuring Netflix’s on-screen and behind-the-screen talent like Nox Dlamini (actress – Silverton Siege), Jayan Moodley (director – Tripping with the Kandasamys), Retti Ramaphakela (producer/director – How to Ruin Christmas), Jesse Suntele (actor – Savage Beauty), Daniel Effiong (actor – Blood Sisters), Nancy Isime (actress – Blood Sisters), Ini Dima Okojie (actress – Blood Sisters), and Kemi Adetiba (director – King Of Boys) as they share their experiences around diversity and inclusion in the creative industry.

The podcast launches on the 4th of May on AfricaOnNetflix YouTube channel at https://bit.ly/3LxUf8u as well as Apple iTunes and Spotify podcasts globally.

More on ‘From Cape To Cairo’ collection celebrating African storytellers and stories, available from 1 May at Netflix.com/FromCapetoCairo, Netflix.com/CapetoCairo or Netflix.com/AfricaMonth on all devices.

Report distributed by APO Group on behalf of Netflix

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