– Netflix is partnering with United Nations Women to launch a special collection titled “Because She Watched” – The list is curated by groundbreaking women in entertainment from around the world – Top Nigerian film maker, Kemi Adetiba made it to the list for her hit movie, King of Boys These are indeed beautiful times for Nigerian women in entertainment as some of their own were recently recognized by American company, Netflix. The media-services provider and production company, in partnership with United Nations Women is set to launch a special collection titled “Because She Watched” curated by groundbreaking women in entertainment from around the world. Top Nigerian film maker, Kemi Adetiba, made it to the list!
Adetiba is the only director from Nigeria with a fully Nigerian production who is honoured on this list alongside Genevieve Nnaji, whose Lionheart is also listed on the 50 projects being celebrated this International Women’s Day on Netflix.
“This collaboration is about taking on the challenge of telling women’s stories and showing women in all their diversity. It’s about making visible the invisible, and proving that only by fully representing and including women on screen, behind the camera and in our narratives overall, society will truly flourish,” said Anita Bhatia, UN Women Deputy Executive Director.
Created for International Women’s Day, whose official theme this year is “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights,” the collection celebrates the stories that have inspired women around the world. This comes weeks after the beautiful talented and celebrated Nigerian filmmaker celebrated her 40th birthday on Wednesday, January 8. The filmmaker and movie director celebrated her birthday with a simple photo on her Instagram page.
The filmmaker had taken to her Instagram page to share a photo with number 40 to celebrate the special day. In her caption for the photos, the movie director revealed how she feels about her success so far. She noted that she has no regrets.