Ini Edo, an actress and single mother of one, has opened up about her new agreement with Netflix and the cost involved.
Netflix had earlier today announced that a new Nigerian series that stars Ini Edo, Richard Mofe Damijo, Shaffy Bello, Mercy Eke, and more will start streaming on the platform in January 20, 2023.
“Some delightful news to end the year. Shanty Town, a 6-episode series, is coming to Netflix January 20. Here’s your first look.” the platform wrote.
Responding to the post, Ini Edo announced that the 6 episode series was co-produced by her and it cost her tears and blood.
“My people.. Goodmorning and a merry Christmas. I have no words to describe my joy and anxiety as we announce that #Shantytown is coming on Netflix.
This baby I co executive produced alongside @realchichinworah, took tears and blood. We sank our hearts into this one and I pray you all will enjoy it.. It’s almost here guys .. now look at God!!!!
This one has me in shivers..Thank you Lord. 20th January guysss.. my badass team , badass cast, badass Crew I hope we make y’all proud”
This is coming weeks after Ini Edo made a public appeal to American rapper and movie producer 50 Cent on his upcoming about the convicted Nigerian fraudster Ramon Abass aka Hushpuppi.
Ini Edo appealed that 50 Cent should cast a Nigerian actor as the main character in the TV series on Hushpuppi.
50 Cent, who had in the past produced hit TV series like Power, Power Book II, and Power Book III: Raising Kanan, said on Wednesday night via Instagram that he would make a story off Hushpuppi.
“For my scammers I gotta do this one, Hushpuppy series coming soon! GLGGreenLightGang I don’t miss,” the man born Curtis James Jackson III wrote.
Reacting in the comment section of the post on Thursday, Ini Edo stated that casting a Nigerian actor for the role would be best.
“You’re welcome, Nigerian actors are your best bet,” the actress wrote.