Netflix Unveils ‘House of Ga’a Starring Funke Akindele Coming in July

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Netflix has confirmed that House of Ga’a, the forthcoming biopic directed by Bolanle Austen-Peters, will premiere on July 26, 2024. In a Thursday, June 20, 2024 Instagram announcement, Netflix also unveiled exclusive behind-the-scenes images from the set never seen before. “Witness the rise and fall of a ruthless kingmaker. House of Ga’a is coming to Netflix, July 26,” the caption read.

 

The film tells the tale of Bashorun Gaha (Gaa), a significant figure in Yoruba history in Nigeria. During the 18th century, he held the position of Bashorun in the Oyo Empire, using deception and voodoo to assert his rule over his subjects. The biopic includes performances by Femi Branch, Mike Afolarin, Funke Akindele, Toyin Abraham, Ibrahim Chatta, Dele Odule, Bimbo Manuel, Lateef Adedimeji, and Femi Adebayo. Others are Gabriel Afolayan, Jide ‘JBlaze’ Oyegbile, Seun Akindele, ⁠Yemi Blaq, Adeniyi Johnson, Muyiwa Ademola, Willam Benson, Gbenga Titiloye, and ⁠Kunle Coker, as members of the cast. To teach the next generation about historical individuals and culture, Austen-Peters has been getting more involved in biopics.

 

 

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This year she also released Funmilayo Ransom-Kuti, a biopic she directed based on the political activist. She said in an interview with Press Men, “For me, growing up you hear a lot about American heroes, you hear about Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and Winnie Mandela, you’re asking yourself, ‘Where are the Nigerian heroes?’ It’s important that we begin to tell those stories. A lot of our children do not have that historical perspective. They don’t get these stories, because we’re not producing enough of them.”

 

 

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