Since the release of Netflix first Nigerian original series ‘Blood Sisters’ fans haven’t gotten enough of the acting and quality of the story.
Fans are already requesting a season 2, with the series making global waves after hitting top spots in over 20 countries including the UK.
Kenneth Gyang and Biyi Bandele directed series which seems to have redeemed Netflix’s production company.
Today we will be talking about Kennet Gyang, a Jos born movie director who is changing the face of the Nigerian movie industry.
Kenneth Gyang Biography: Profile, History, Family
Kenneth Gyang has gained international recognition as one of a younger generation of savvy Nigerian filmmakers.
His works have appeared at the New York African Film Festival, the Los Angeles Pan-African Film Festival, and the Berlinale Talent Campus.
He received backing from the prestigious Hubert Bals Fund of the International Film Festival Rotterdam to produce the postmodernist dark comedy Confusion Na Wa, which went on to win Best Film at the 2013 Africa Movie Academy Awards and Jury Prize at the Pan African Film Festival in LA.
The Lost Cafe (2017), his second feature won the Golden Palm Award for Narrative Feature at the 2018 Mexico International Film Festival as well as the Audience Prize at Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) in Nigeria.
Oloture (2020), his third feature premiered at the famous Carthage Film Festival. Released worldwide on Netflix, Oloture swiftly became one of the most successful crossover Nigerian titles on the service, creating a buzz and conversation amongst audiences in Africa, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East, to name a few.
Kenneth is a 2018 American Film Showcase Fellow at University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts,
a graduate of the prestigious EAVE European Producers Workshop and co-founder of the film production company Cinema Kpatakpata, Kenneth is making a name for himself in the Nigerian movie industry.