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Netflix acquires the rights to “Mokalik” – a movie that features Nigerian singer Simi

Featuring versatile songstress Simisola (Simi), Femi Adebayo and Charles Okocha, ‘Mokalik’ follows the career of an 11-year-old boy, Ponmile, from the middle-class suburbs who spends the day as a lowly apprentice at a mechanic workshop in order to view life from the other side of the tracks. When his father arrives to take him home; Ponmile has to make up his mind if he wants to return to school or take on his apprenticeship full time.

‘Mokalik’ follows the acquisition of Nollywood veteran actress Genevieve Nnaji’s self-directed debut movie, ‘Lion Heart’

Netflix is aggressively penetrating into the African market by strategically acquiring notable movies from the continent.

The American streaming platform has acquired the right to veteran movie producer and director Kunle Afolayan’s latest movie, ‘Mokalik’ and a few others.

This was announced by the acclaimed filmmaker himself. “I wish to inform you that Netflix has acquired “Mokalik” and some other of my films,” he said.

Speaking on the inspiration behind the movie, Afolayan said, “visiting the mechanic workshop after about 15 years opened my eyes to a lot of things that I believe the world should know about our local auto car repairs industry.”

‘Mokalik’ follows the acquisition of Nollywood veteran actress Genevieve Nnaji’s self-directed debut movie, ‘Lion Heart’ at the Toronto International Film Festival. The screen goddess’ movie was premiered worldwide on January 4, 2019.

Featuring versatile songstress Simi, Femi Adebayo, Charles Okocha, Mokalik’s plot follows the story of an 11-year-old boy, Jaiye, from the middle-class suburbs, who decides to find his path in life as an apprentice at a mechanic workshop.

‘Mokalik’ follows the acquisition of Nollywood veteran actress Genevieve Nnaji’s self-directed debut movie, ‘Lion Heart’ at the Toronto International Film Festival. The screen goddess’ movie was premiered worldwide on January 4, 2019.

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