Nigerian filmmaker and producer Editi Effiong is making his directorial feature film debut with a new thriller titled The Black Book. The film premieres exclusively on Netflix today, September 22, 2023.
The Black Book tells the story of a bereaved deacon who takes justice into his own hands and fights a corrupt police gang to absolve his son after he is framed for a kidnapping.
The film stars an ensemble cast of some of Nigeria’s most respected actors, including Richard Mofe-Damijo, Olumide Oworu, Sam Dede, Shaffy Bello, Iretiola Doyle, Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett, AdeLaoye, Ikechukwu Onunaku, Patrick Doyle, and Bimbo Manuel.
In an interview, Effiong said that he was inspired to make The Black Book by Nigeria’s history of drug trafficking and police brutality.
“I wanted to tell a story about the human cost of violence and corruption,” he said. “I also wanted to make a film that would celebrate the resilience of the Nigerian people.”
Effiong said that he is excited to be working with Netflix to bring his film to a global audience.
“I believe that The Black Book is a story that will resonate with people all over the world,” he said. “It is a story about family, justice, and hope.”
The Black Book is definitely one of the most anticipated Nigerian films of the year. It is a must-watch for fans of thrillers, suspenseful dramas, and films that explore social issues.