Kunle Afolayan, a Nigerian film producer, says ‘Citation’, his recently released movie on sexual harassment, has been ranked sixth among the top-10 most preferred movies on Netflix globally.
He broke the news in a post via his Twitter handle wherein he shared a list spanning popular Netflix content.
‘Citation’, which continues to get positive reviews, had debuted on Netflix last Friday — days after its premiere.
Afolayan’s tweet comes as FlixPatrol, a streaming data aggregator platform, had ranked ‘Citation’, as the seventh top Netflix movie in the world via its top-10 for week 46 on the basis of “viewers’ taste and popularity moods.”
This put it ahead of movies like ‘Christmas Made to Order’, ‘The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie’, and ‘The Losers’.
— Kunleafolayan (@kunleafolayan) November 12, 2020Advertisement
However, on the Nigerian end of the Netflix space, ‘Citation’ has consistently retained first place among the top-10, putting the Nollywood film ahead of ‘Operation Christmas Drop’ and ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ as of November 14.
‘Citation’ tells the story of a 21-year-old female student on a Nigerian campus who takes the case of a randy and famed university professor to the institution’s senate body on account of the latter’s desperate advances at her.
Subsequent events that unfold eventually pit her world against that of the respected academic, baring the realities that have frequently played out in many male-dominated educational environments.
— Temi Otedola (@TemiOtedola) November 7, 2020
Among ‘Citation’s cast is Ibukun Awosika, chairman of First Bank of Nigeria (FBN); Temi Otedola, Joke Silvia, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Ini Edo, Yomi Fash-Lanso, Adjetey Anang, Gabriel Afolayan, Bienvenu Neba, and Sadiq Daba.
Speaking on the movie’s focus on campus sexual assault, Afolayan had said: “Citation will create awareness on the violence against women in the public and private sphere. It’ll educate society on enforcing women’s rights.
“The movie will encourage and embolden women to stand up against mistreatment and abuse by a patriarchal society. It has been designed to propel women to aspire to become successful leaders.”
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