The cultural documentary ‘Bigger than Africa’ will premiere on Netflix

A Nigerian-born American filmmaker, Toyin Adekeye, has finalized plans to release his cultural documentary, ‘Bigger Than Africa’, the Netflix. According to Adekeye’s Motherland Productions USA statement, the cultural documentary will feature prominent Yoruba culture enthusiasts, including the late Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi. Adekeye also noted that the documentary would debut on Netflix on Friday. Other traditional leaders in the film include Ooni of Ife, the Alaketu of Ketu, King of Port Novo. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Wole Soyinka, Wande Abimbola, Nike Okundaye, Fayemi Elebuibon, and Femi Kuti, among others, also appear in the film. The statement also revealed that the well-researched documentary would expose the historical influence of Yoruba culture and how it transcends continents and connects the black diaspora. Inspiration Mr. Adekeye, while broadcasting the film’s synopsis, said, “Larger than Africa” ​​documents the journey of enslaved Africans through the lens of West African Yoruba culture. He said that this historical documentary would touch six countries: Brazil, Cuba, Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago, the Republic of Benin and the United States of America. ALSO READ: The presidency announces the broadcast of a documentary on the Buhari administration He said: “When the slave ships docked in North America, Brazil and the Caribbean, hundreds of cultures, traditions and religions landed with Africans on board. One transcended slavery beyond imagination to remain alive to this day in the new world; Yoruba culture. I hope it will become a unifying documentary for all people of African descent, regardless of their countries. It’s a film that uniquely tells the stories of our commonalities rather than our differences.” He also called the documentary a necessary legacy for Yoruba heritage. The Los Angeles Film School alumnus has continued to receive praise for ‘Bigger Than Africa,’ which has screened at film festivals around the world and won multiple awards, including the Charlotte Black Film Festival, AFI World Peace Initiative Cannes, the African film festival in Silicon Valley, among others. . The documentary is distributed by the film and management agency KAP EGMNY. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; The cultural documentary ‘Bigger than Africa’ will premiere on Netflix