EbonyLife Films’ blockbuster Your Excellency streaming now on Netflix
One of Nollywood’s highest-grossing movies to gain exposure to a global audience with a growing appetite for diverse content
Lagos, July 10, 2020 – EbonyLife Films, creators and producers of Fifty, The Wedding Party movies, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel and Chief Daddy, is pleased to announce that Your Excellency, one of Nollywood’s highest-grossing movies, is now exclusively streaming on Netflix. The announcement follows recent news of a groundbreaking deal between Nigeria’s most successful studio and the world’s largest video-streaming service. This is EbonyLife’s sixth consecutive title to be acquired by Netflix.
Mo Abudu, founder and CEO of EbonyLife, is excited about their deepening relationship with Netflix. “Your Excellency did very well in Nigeria because of its funny but earnest look at a Trump-like, political underdog trying to become president – it’s sure to strike a chord with viewers around the world. The quality and popularity of movies like this made it possible for our recent deal, which calls for us to produce several Netflix-branded films and two series,” she said.
Your Excellency tells the story of a bumbling, billionaire businessman and failed presidential candidate, who becomes a credible contender when his dance moves and gaffes ignite social media. Helmed by Funke Akindele-Bello, making her directorial debut, the movie boasts a star-studded cast of Nollywood favourites, including: Funke Akindele-Bello, Akin Lewis, Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Shaffy Bello, Kunle Coker, Eku Edewor, Emmanuel ‘EmmaOMG’ Edunjobi, Alexx Ekubo, Oreka Godis, Osas Ighodaro, Mike Iheuwa, Aletile ‘Seyi Law’ Lawrence, Bimbo Manuel, Deyemi Okanlawon, Ini Dima-Okojie, Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah, Ikechukwu Onunaku, Helen Paul and Toni Tones.
Your Excellency broke into the top 10 chart of highest-grossing Nigerian movies, earlier this year, making it the fourth EbonyLife title to achieve this feat. It joins The Wedding Party, The Wedding Party 2 and Chief Daddy, which hold the top three spots on the all-time list.