'Doctor Bello', 'Oloibiri' set to premiere on Netflix

The global streaming platform recently unveiled nine Nigerian titles set to premiere in April.

'Doctor Bello' and  "Oloibiri' coming to Netflix in April [The New York Times/IMDb]

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Netflix appears to have a film-filled month for its Nigerian subscribers with its recently unveiled titles slated for release in April.

Among the highlights for the spotlighted month are Tony Abulu's 2013 film 'Doctor Bello' and Curtis Graham's 2016 action thriller 'Oloibiri'. Both critically acclaimed titles will premiere exclusively on the platform from 16th and 21st April respectively.

Abulu's 'Doctor Bello' follows the story of Dr. Durant (Isaiah Washington), a US doctor who resorts to a potion procured from Dr. Bello (Jimmy Jean-Louis), a Nigerian traditional healer, in a bid to save his seven-year-old patient.

For refusing to reveal the source of the potion, Dr. Bello is arrested for medical malpractice then falls critically ill in jail. In order to save Dr. Bello's life, Durant visits Nigeria to find the potion but ends up discovering his destiny.

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The star-studded film stars Isaiah Washington, Genevieve Nnaji, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Stephanie Linus, Vivica A. Fox and Rachael Oniga.

Graham's 'Oloibiri' explores the exploitation of oil rich communities. It follows the historical story of how government agencies and international oil companies ravaged Oloibiri community where Nigeria's first commercial oil well was discovered.

Equally star-studded, the film stars veteran actors Olu Jacobs, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett, Segun Arinze alongside Ivie Okujaye, Daniel K Daniel, Bradley Gordon.


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