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Media and entertainment conglomerate, Disney, is working with Nigerian-American producer and director, Rick Famuyiwa, in developing an African fairy-tale movie titled Sade.


According to The Walt Disney Company, the film will be built around the life of an African princess whose kingdom is under threat by a mysterious evil force and with the help of the prince, uses her newly discovered magical powers to protect her people. The film was pitched by  Ola Shokunbi and Lindsey Reed Palmer, who will also co-write the screenplay bought by the American conglomerate. Even though a director is yet to be named for the project,  Famuwiya – who wrote and directed movies Dope, The Flash, Confirmation and Our Family Wedding –  will be saddled with the responsibility of producing while Scott Falconer will executive produce. The film, like many of the  newly announced Afrocentric films, is inspired by the groundbreaking success of Marvel’s blockbuster science fiction fantasy movie,Black Panther.

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This article was first published on 2nd August 2018


Akwaowo Willie is a social media consultant for several businesses including SMEs and Startups. He is also an entrepreneur and writer with interests in entertainment, media, fashion, among others. He is married, with 2 adorable children.

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