When the trailer for Blood Sisters was announced back in April, I was skeptical of this new Nigerian crime-thriller series. The storyline lacked tension, the plot appeared caught between a money heist or a story about fugitives. But my wariness centered on a larger context. Netflix set up a base in Nigeria in 2016, commissioning original television and film projects and optioning a range of Nollywood projects that would typically only show in Nigerian cinemas. Upon its official launch in 2020, Netflix Nigeria and its slate of Nollywood projects thus far haven’t exactly matched the hype and excitement many had for the streaming company’s presence in the country.
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