Soyinka, others feature on Toyin Adekeye’s ‘Bigger Than Africa’ on Netflix


Nigerian-born Los Angeles-based filmmaker, Toyin Adekeye has launched the screening of his cultural documentary, ‘Bigger than Africa,’ on Netflix following the private screening which held at Freedom Park, Lagos.

The cultural documentary features foremost and most prominent Yoruba culture enthusiasts including the late Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, Ooni of Ife, the Alaketu of Ketu, King of Port Novo, ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo, Prof Wole Soyinka, Prof. Wande Abimbola, Chief Mrs. Nike Okundaye, Fayemi Elebuibon, Femi Kuti amongst others.

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The documentary which is currently streaming on Netflix ex-rays the historical influence of Yoruba culture and how it transcends continents and connects the Black diaspora.

Speaking on the film, Adekeye described the documentary as a necessary legacy for the Yoruba heritage. The Los Angeles Film School alumnus has continued to get accolades for ‘Bigger Than Africa,’ which has screened at film festivals worldwide winning multiple awards including Charlotte Black Film festival, AFI World Peace Initiative Cannes, and Silicon Valley African film festival amongst others.

The documentary is however distributed by KAP film and management agency.

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