Filmmaker Mo Abudu has named her new TV show Blood Sisters the first original Netflix Nigerian series over Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys: The Return of the King which many believed to be Netflix’s first original series.
Mo Abudu released the trailer of the drama thriller on social media on Wednesday which got the hashtag #BloodSisters trending on Twitter, with fans confused over which series is actually Netflix’s first original.
In an Instagram post on Friday, the filmmaker, while thanking those who supported her new project, insisted that Blood Sisters is the streaming platform’s first original series.
“Good morning beautiful people What a glorious day we had yesterday with the release of our trailer for Blood Sisters – Netflix’s First Original Nigerian Series. Thank you all so much for the amazing feedback and interaction on our trailer launch.
“I would like to thank Variety Magazine for sharing our story around the world. It’s so important that the stories we tell now resonate around the world. Black stories matter Black stories count,” she wrote.
However, another filmmaker, Mildred Okwo, in a Twitter post, reacted to Mo Abudu and Netflix’s statement saying, “Ahah First original series? Una don come o.”
Another filmmaker Babamileko wrote: “Instead of you to focus on trying to avoid the “This is Chief Daddy/Wedding Party 2.0 conversation. You’re dragging “First original series.”
Recall that Kemi’s King of Boys: The Return of the King was released exclusively on Netflix in 2021.