Netflix is celebrating African stories and storytellers through a new collection titled ‘From Cape to Cairo’ in commemoration of Africa Day 2022 set for May 25.
From being the world’s hottest continent to being home to more than 1.2 billion people spread over 54 countries who speak more than 2,000 different languages Africa is very unique. With this rich cultural heritage, there’s a multitude of stories to be told from, and about, the continent and its people.
This year, the African Union has deemed 2022 “the year of nutrition” and in that spirit, Netflix is bringing its members stories from North, East, West, Central, and Southern Africa to feast on. This collection includes rows like ‘Our Music, Our Culture, Our History;’ ‘Award-Winners & Critics’ Favourites;’ ‘African Women Behind the Camera;’ ‘Love Across the Continent;’ ‘Stories From The African Diaspora;’ and more recommendations to help you find your next favorite African series, film or special.
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 video streaming platform also said that it has major international films and series featuring talent 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 will also launch a new podcast entitled Never Late | African Time, featuring Netflix’s on-screen and behind-the-screen talent) like Nancy Isime (actress – Blood Sisters), Ini Dima Okojie (actress – Blood Sisters), Kemi Adetiba (director – King Of Boys), Nox Dlamini (actress – Silverton Siege), Jayan Moodley (director – Tripping with the Kandasamys), Retti Ramaphakela (producer/director – How to Ruin Christmas) and Jesse Suntele (actor – Savage Beauty) as they share their experiences around diversity and inclusion in the creative industry. The podcast launches on the 4th of May on our AfricaOnNetflix YouTube channel as well as Apple iTunes and Spotify podcasts globally.