Netflix, a US media service and streaming giant, has surprised Ikorodu Bois, a Nigerian comedy group, with a filming starter pack present to enhance the quality of their video productions.
The group made up of three brothers — Babatunde, Muiz and Malik Sanni — broke the news on their social media page on Wednesday.
“Netflix!!! Thank youuuu!! @netflixfilm you guys are amazing, we’ve received the gift, we love it!…,” the group wrote on Instagram.
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Netflix!!!! Thank youuuu!! @netflixfilm you guys are amazing, we’ve received the gift, we love it!… Sir @kunleafo we would love to say a very big thank you as you received us with open arms and for also giving us the opportunity to better our crafts and for also deciding to be a Mentor to us, and for the scholarship program as well, we want you to know how much we appreciate this sir, you are a father and we your kids and we are ready for the father-children tutelage from you sir. We look forward to having you as a source of pillar and uplifting hand in our endeavor and growth. We also want to say thank you to the entire staff of @lapfilmandtelevisionacademy for also their kind hearted gesture in welcoming us… Clothes by @shaviyclothingAdvertisement
Kunle Afolayan, a Nigerian actor, who delivered the package to the group, said the present consists of Canon c100, professional film lenses, DJI Ronin-S, iMac Pro, light sets among others.
The movie star said the feat was indicative of the group’s passion to succeed despite the odds.
“I have said this before ‘the only thing that can stop man, is if he does not try’ these talented boys @ikorodu_bois are a perfect reflection of hard work, passion and undaunted creativity…. and they were rewarded big time for their craft by both Netflix @netflix and KAP FIlm and Television Academy @kapfilmandtelevisionaAcademy,” he wrote on his Instagram page.
The talented kids, in turn, appreciated the actor for providing them the needed support and mentorship to improve their crafts.
This further stretches what has been an impressive run for the young boys renowned for recreating popular music videos and Hollywood movie trailers.
It also comes less than two months after they were invited to the premiere of ‘Extraction 2’, an American action-thriller, following their low-budget remake of the film trailer.
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