Toyin Adekeye’s Bigger Than Africa set for Netflix debut

Nigerian-born Los Angeles-based filmmaker, Toyin Adekeye has concluded plans for the launch of his cultural documentary, ‘Bigger Than Africa,’ on Netflix.

According to a statement from Adekeye’s Motherland Productions USA, the cultural documentary will feature foremost and most prominent Yoruba culture enthusiasts including the late Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi.

Adekeye also noted that the documentary will make its debut on Netflix on Friday, May 13, 2022.

Other traditional leaders also spotlighted in the film include Ooni of Ife, the Alaketu of Ketu, King of Port Novo, President Olusegun Obasanjo, Prof Wole Soyinka, Prof. Wande Abimbola, Chief Mrs. Nike Okundaye, Fayemi Elebuibon, Femi Kuti amongst others.

The statement also revealed that the well-researched documentary will expose the historical influence of Yoruba culture and how it transcends continents and connects the Black diaspora.

Speaking on the film, Adekeye described the documentary as a necessary legacy for the Yoruba heritage. The Los Angeles Film School alumnus has continued to get accolades for ‘Bigger Than Africa,’ which has screened at film festivals worldwide winning multiple awards including Charlotte Black Film festival, AFI World Peace Initiative Cannes, and Silicon Valley African film festival amongst others.

The documentary is distributed by KAP film and management agency EGMNY.

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