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Nollywood rolled out the red carpet on Wednesday, 4 May 2022 to a great reception of yet another masterpiece from the studios of Ebony Life Films, Nigeria’s reputable movie production company.

Blood Sisters is a tale of love, blackmail, murder, deception, malice, betrayal and loyalty. The movie follows the lives of childhood friends, Sarah (Ini Dima-Okojie), and Kemi (Nancy Isime) who become fugitives after Sarah’s abusive fiancé, Kola Ademola (Deyemi Okanlawon) disappears mysteriously just before the wedding ceremony. Sarah is persuaded to marry Kola in an arrangement between their parents (Kola’s mother had promised Sarah’s father some loan to fund his business and her mother, also a beneficiary, could not imagine another life).

Unfortunately, Kola was a brute, who assumed that every lady wanted him for his family’s wealth.  His previous relationships had ended badly, having payed off his lovers, amidst threats. Despite Kemi’s misgivings, Sarah is determined to press on with the wedding. What follows is a series of destructive events. Blood Sisters is also lavish with culture, music and costume. The settings of the movie was just perfect. Nollywood actress, Kate Henshaw played the cold blooded matriarch Uduak Ademola, who would break plates or throw objects in a fit of rage. Her other son, Femi Ademola (Gabriel Afolayan) with his scheming wife, played by Kehinde Bankole, could not wait to take his place in the family business. Timeyin Ademola (Genoveva Umeh), the daughter, took to drugs as a result of dark secrets in the family.

A scene from Blood Sisters
A scene from Blood Sisters
A scene from Blood Sisters
A scene from Blood Sisters
Actor Ramsey Nouah and Founder, Ebony Life Films, Mo Abudu
From left; Best man, Daniel Etim-Effiong and Groom, Deyemi Okanlawon
From left; Best man, Daniel Etim-Effiong and Groom, Deyemi Okanlawon
Main cast; from left ;Genoveva Umeh,  Nancy Isime, Ini Dima-Okojie and Kate Henshaw
Main cast; from left ;Genoveva Umeh, Nancy Isime, Ini Dima-Okojie and Kate Henshaw

Blood Sisters features Nollywood veterans such as Kate Henshaw, Patrick Doyle, Keppy Ekpeyong-Bassey, Uche Jombo, Ramsey Nouah, Segun Arinze and Joke Silva.

According to CNN, Mo Abudu, founder, Ebony Life Studios, said the series was filmed during the pandemic in Lagos, a process she describes as a “unique and intense experience.”. Her previous productions with Netflix include the movie “Òlòturé,” which was released to global acclaim and an adaptation of Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka’s “Death and the King’s Horseman.”

Punch reports that Blood Sisters has received rave reviews from viewers barely a day after its debut on the streaming service.

US streaming service Amazon Prime Video recently secured licensing deals with Nigerian filmmakers Inkblot Productions and Anthill Studios, in a move that would see Nigerian movies stream on the Amazon platform.

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  1. It’s trailer alone has been trending on Netflix. It’s nice to know that it’s finally out!

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