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Blood Sisters, a Nigerian Netflix series, is currently making great waves on most social media platforms. Barely a day after its debut on Netflix, Nigerians had taken to Twitter to applaud the actors for their performance in the series under the hashtag #BloodSisters.

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The series was produced by leading Nigerian production company EbonyLife Studios and stars Nollywood superstars like Kate Henshaw, Ramsey Noah, Segun Arinze, Gabriel Afolayan, Uche Jumbo, and others. Fast-rising actresses, Ini Dima-Okojie And Nancy Isime, also star in the four-part suspenseful thriller.

Blood Sisters tells the story of best friends, Sarah (Ini Dima-Okojie), and Kemi (Nancy Isime). Sarah is engaged to her dream man, Kola (DeyemiOkanlawon) who is abusive to her. Everything comes crashing down and the two friends become fugitives when Kola disappears mysteriously just before the wedding ceremony.

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The very first episode has viewers intrigued, with some saying that it equalled their expectations. Others have gone on to describe the opening scene as both different and promising. Overall, the series has been praised for its great storyline that is wellplotted, the fighting scenes that appear original, and the great acting skills of the cast members.

It seems that amongst other amazing characters, the character who captured the hearts of viewers was the character of Uncle B portrayed by Ramsey Noah. His acting performance in the movie has been praised by many. Also, actress Kate Henshaw-Nuttal has been lauded for her role in the series where she embodied her character effortlessly.

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On Wednesday, Nigeria’sNollywood stars attended the premiere of the Blood Sisters series which has been dubbed “Netflix’s first Nigerian Original series.” The premiere was themed ‘Red and Fugitive’ and Nollywood stars did not fail to turn up in style to launch the series officially. The premiere also had in attendance Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who commended the growth of Nollywood over the past decades.

In a comment made by EbonyLife Studios founder, Mo Abudu, it was revealed that the series was filmed during the pandemic in Lagos; a process she had described as a “unique and intense experience.” Kudos to the cast and crew members of Blood Sisters for their dexterity!

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This article was first published on 19th May 2022


Ohia, Ernest Chigaemezu is a writer, editor, and grade teacher based in Jos, Nigeria.

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