Filmmaker Kunle Afolayan has announced that his Netflix film Swallow would be released on October 1, 2021, following his partnership with the movie production company to produce three movies.
Kunle made the announcement in an Instagram post on Wednesday, where he also shared the teaser of his move.
“Swallow official teaser. From Netflix mouth to the world. Kunle Afolayan’s Swallow lands October 1st Netflix launch.
“Celebrated filmmaker Afolayan is a main stage performer, so it comes as no surprise that his next film will be released on a date that holds meaning for Nigerians,” he wrote in parts.
This is the first film from Kunle’s multi-title Netflix slate. The feature film is based on Playwright Sefi Atta’s 2010 novel Swallow. Exploring drug trafficking, Swallow follows the story of Tolani Ajao, a naïve secretary who, after a series of career woes, considers a drug trafficking offer from her roommate Rose Adamson.
It also stars Nollywood celebrities like Chioma Apotha, Eniola Badmus, Mercy Aigbe, Kelvin Ikeduba and BBNaija’s Thin Tall Tony.