Chineze Anyaene’s ‘Ije’ is coming to Netflix

Chineze Anyaene’s record-breaking directorial debut, ‘Ije’ is set to premiere on global streaming platform, Netflix on August 3, 2021.

The long anticipated Netflix Naija addition holds a lot of memories for Nollywood film lovers. Shot on 35mm and released nearly 11 years ago on July 30 2010, the film cast Nollywood royalty Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde as sisters. Nnaji’s character travels to the US to support her sister who is being charged with murder.

‘Ije’ was an instant success and went on to become the highest grossing movie in Nigerian box office for five years. It also garnered international acclaim with awards including the Award of Excellence at the Canada International Film Festival.