Netflix's first-ever Nigerian original series, Blood Sisters, has everyone talking

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A scene in Blood Sisters.
A scene in Blood Sisters.
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  • While weddings are usually thought to be one of the most exciting days in a bride's life, things do not go quite as planned in this series.
  • The heart-stopping show, filled with catastrophic events – including murder – will have viewers at the edge of their seats.
  • The cast members include award-winning Nollywood actors Kate Henshaw, Ramsey Nouah, Tope Tedela, and Wale Ojo.

Since Netflix's first Nigerian TV Original Blood Sisters premiered on Friday it has been trending both on social media and the streaming service.

South African media personality and author Bonang Matheba, alongside EbonyLife Studios CEO Mo Abudu and Nigerian media personality and author Toke Makinwa hosted a Twitter Space discussing the groundbreaking series.

Created by Abudu, the four-part thriller stars Kate Henshaw, Ramsey Nouah, Tope Tedela, Wale Ojo, newcomers Ini Dima-Okojie and Nancy Isime and also features Makinwa.

So, what is it that has viewers hooked?

You would think your wedding day would be one of the happiest days in your life unless you were Sarah (Dima-Okojie). Unlike most blushing brides-to-be, her seemingly idyllic union with her wealthy and powerful fiancé (Deyemi Okanlawon) has a dark side – he is abusive. 

She tries to express her change of heart to her family, but they ask her if she is willing to throw it all away because of "one slap." In what seems to be like things working in her favour, her fiancé mysteriously disappears. However, this favour is short-lived when she and her best friend are forced to run away.

The heart-stopping show is filled with catastrophic events including murder, betrayal, and tests of friendship.

In an interview with Variety, Abudu said: "The themes are universal — you're dealing with domestic abuse, dysfunctional families — but it's actually something we've taken ownership of, using our culture and our traditions to tell the story in a way that makes it more authentic."


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