Netflix has exciting news for its audience as it announces the upcoming release of an indigenous movie titled “Jagun Jagun” (The Warrior). Produced by Femi Adebayo Salami, who also plays the lead role, the film delves into the story of a blood-thirsty warlord who becomes threatened by a young warrior whose sole desires are simple yet powerful: to attain power and win the love of a woman.
Directed by Adebayo Tijani and Tope Adebayo Salami, “Jagun Jagun” boasts a talented cast of actors and actresses from both Yoruba and English Nollywood categories. The film features acclaimed names like Adedimeji Lateef, Bimbo Ademoye, Fathia Balogun, Mr Macaroni, and Bukunmi Oluwasina, promising an engaging and captivating cinematic experience for viewers.
The trailer of “Jagun Jagun” has already created excitement, promising a culturally rich Yoruba narrative. The production spared no expense, and the film was shot over the course of one month in a Southwest location in Nigeria.
Following the success of “King of Thieves,” which was also co-produced by Anthill Studios, there is a growing acceptance and demand for African cultural stories on various streaming platforms and cinema houses.
Notably, we have witnessed the releases of Tunde Kelani’s “Ayinla,” Kunle Afolayan’s “Anikulapo,” Mo Abudu’s “Eleshin Oba,” and Kola Odunlade’s “Òrìṣà,” which premiered on July 21, 2023. Now, “Jagun Jagun” adds to this impressive lineup of African cultural films.
Adebayo’s latest epic is set to debut exclusively on Netflix streaming platform on August 10, 2023, promising to captivate audiences with its engaging story and cultural significance.
A bloodthirsty warlord feels threatened by a determined young warrior who seeks only power and the love of a strong woman. Jagun Jagun is coming to Netflix, August 10th 🗡️ pic.twitter.com/7VuY1SXagO
— Netflix Nigeria (@NetflixNaija) July 21, 2023
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