By Vanessa Obioha
The EbonyLife acclaimed film ‘Chief Daddy’ is now available on Netflix worldwide.
The Niyi Akinmolayan film, which enjoyed critical acclaim in Nigeria and Ghana, ‘Chief Daddy’ was third highest grossing movie in Nollywood box office history and No. 1 Nollywood film of 2018.
‘Chief Daddy’ is the third EbonyLife Films title to be acquired by Netflix – following the successful Fifty (2015) and The Wedding Party (2016). With this partnership, Netflix takes another box office sensation from the EbonyLife Films stable to a global audience. Ebonylife Films has grossed over ₦1.4 Billion at the box office in less than 5 years.
Executive Producer Mo Abudu is excited that the African diaspora will finally be able to access ‘Chief Daddy’ on Netflix. “We are extremely thrilled by this wonderful opportunity to bring another great movie to the global audience even while it continues its spectacular run at the cinema.
We are pleased by the opportunity that this Netflix partnership provides to meet the huge interest in the diaspora community in ‘Chief Daddy’.”
‘Chief Daddy’ follows the story of Lagos-based billionaire whose sudden passing sees his family, mistresses and personal staff scramble for a slice of his fortune. But there’s a catch – a clause in his will requires that named beneficiaries work collaboratively on his funeral or risk losing everything. ‘Chief Daddy’ tests rivalry and greed drivers to the limit. The film became available on Netflix on March 15.