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Nigerian Award-Winning Writer To Launch Afrofuturist Film Production Company For Local TV Series

The award-winning Nigerian writer, Nnedi Okorafor has announced her plans to open a film production company that is exclusively focused on Afrofuturist shows.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the acclaimed Afrofuturist shared the exciting news on her Facebook page.

Afrofuturism is a movement in literature, art and music that explores the developing intersection of technology with African diaspora culture.

The Facebook announcement drew excitement from her fans and social media followers who flocked to the comment section to ask for more details on the upcoming project. One user asked if Okorafor meant that she would be producing African futurism movies now?
In her reply, the writer explained that her company would be focused on producing TV shows because they are less restrictive compared to films.

NAN also reported that Okorafor is currently in the process of writing the script for Viola Davis’ ‘Wild Seed’ alongside the director of ‘Rafiki’, Wanuri Kahiu.
She was also commissioned by Marvel in 2018 to write a comic for the Black Panther’ character - ‘Shuri’, played by the British actress, Letitia Wright.

Okorafor’s first adult novel, ”Who Fears Death”, won the World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 2011. It was nominated for the Nebula Award in 2010, and it was also a 2011 Tiptree Honor Book.

Okorafor announced on Twitter that ”Who Fears Death” had been chosen by HBO to become a TV series. The novelist and producer of ‘Game of Thrones’, George R.R. Martin, is working on the project as an executive producer.


Credit: This article originated from www.balancingact-africa.com

 





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