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Steve Babaeko’s Awon Boyz Makes it to Netflix Debut
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Steve Babaeko’s executive-produced documentary, ‘Awon Boyz' is set to debut on Netflix in April 2021. The 38-minute long flick directed by Tolulope Itegboje tells an emotional story of freedom, love, missed opportunities, and self-belief of eight young men.
The documentary is listed to premiere on Netflix on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
The documentary, which was originally published in 2019, brings the audience's attention to the life of the people famously referred to as "area boys" while also presenting a never-seen-before glimpse of what it is like to habit the streets of Lagos.
Shot a month ago across three locations – Oshodi, Monkey Village, a slum in the highly residential area of Opebi, and the New Afrika Shrine, Ikeja, ‘Awon Boyz' invents history as the first documentary to reveal the story of this class of Nigerian citizens being told through a personal, human lens.
According to Babaeko, ‘Awon Boyz' gives the audience a front-row view of what it is like to live on the streets of Lagos. This story gives the audience a front-row view of what it is like to live on the streets of Lagos. It's a very insightful piece of art that paints a vivid picture of what life is like on the streets for the people who actually live it. It's a very important story, and we're grateful that we get to help tell it to the world.”