Heart and Soul,‘ a medico-spiritual television series produced by Obi Emelonye, award-winning filmmaker, is set to premiere on Netflix, a US streaming platform, on November 20.


The film, which was launched on Africa Magic in June 2019, features movie stars like Anthony Monjaro, Adekola Amoo, Phoenix Ezendu and other upcoming acts.

The series — shot at the Lagos State University Teaching hospital (LASUTH) — follows the story of Sydney Balogun, a junior doctor, who has just returned from New York.

Balogun discovers that for a people whose beliefs are steeped in pervasive spiritualism, there is more to every sickness and indeed every cure that cannot be explained through medical science.


The renowned producer took to his Instagram page on Friday to share the news.

He added that the series, which has been compared to other classic medical dramas such as ‘ER’ and ‘Casualty and Scrubs’, has been described as the ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ set in Lagos with a bit of spirituality.

“Heart & Soul comes to Netflix on the 20th of November 2020. This humble TV series project, starring young and upcoming talents from Lagos has earned a pride of place amongst the biggest films in the world,” he wrote.


“I am humbled by the favour beyond our labour and I am grateful for what this elevation will do for these fledgling careers. Make a date and see this show that has been described as Grey’s Anatomy shot in Lagos, with a little bit of spirituality”.

In 2019, he had explained that the idea to shoot the series came as a result of his desire to create a platform where young Nigerians aspiring to be actors can have an opportunity to showcase their talent.

“When my twin brother and I, turned 50, we thought of how we could give back to the society in our various fields. This is the result. I am doing mine through television. I am interested in giving the opportunity to young Nigerians to realise their dreams in the audio-visual industry,” he had said.

“We started at Nsukka with Crazy, Lovely, Cool. At the Lagos end, we have done this TV series, ‘Heart and Soul’, which has given about 100 young Nigerians the opportunity to participate in the industry. It is usually difficult for the young ones to get that very first opportunity. That is what we intend to bridge with this project.”


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