Bolu Essien’s ‘Becoming Abi’ Is Now Streaming On Netflix

Becoming Abi now streaming on Netflix

Becoming Abi is a 6-part workplace drama series from Nigerian filmmaker Bolu Essien. Now streaming globally on Netflix, the show is centered around Abi (Bolu Essien), the dramas at the advertising agency she works at, and her personal life.

Becoming Abi is inspired and loosely based on Bolu Essien’s experiences and chronicles her journey working as a young professional in one of Nigeria’s most prestigious advertising agencies in Lagos. 

Speaking about the show, Essien said:

“The advertising and marketing world is one I can relate to. I wanted to create a show that mirrors the highs and lows that young working professionals in Nigeria experience whilst on their journey to ‘Becoming.’ This was what birthed ‘Becoming Abi.’”

“When FilmOne informed us that Netflix had picked up ‘Becoming Abi’ and it would be available globally, we got very excited because this tells us that the world is waiting to see our stories,” she added. “Netflix giving space for new voices to show their capabilities is definitely encouraging to me and other creators, and I can’t wait to see where this goes. Super grateful to God. The Nigerian entertainment industry is filled with great storytellers and to see the world connect with our stories is definitely a sign that we are in great times. There is so much more to come.”

Becoming Abi also stars Stan Nze, Akah Nnani, Idowu Philips (aka Iya Rainbow), Biodun Stephen, Seun Ajayi, Juliana Olayode, Ifeanyi Kalu, SLK, Opeyemi Akintunde, Benita A Okojie, among others.

Watch the trailer:

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