Nigeria’s first vampire TV show is going to be made by Hollywood.
Yetide Badaki, a famous Nigerian-American actress in Hollywood, is going to make “Naija Vamp,” Nigeria’s first-ever vampire TV series.
Deadline says that the project, which is already in the works, will be both a TV show and a comic book.
The news source said that Badaki is working on the project with Payback Entertainment, which was started by the Hollywood director Prentice Penny, and Stranger Comics, which is owned by Sebastian Jones.
The upcoming series will be about a Nigerian vampire who wants to find love that lasts beyond the body.
It tells the story of Bisi, a 40-year-old woman who became a vampire because her Nigerian family has always been dead and she wanted to accept who she was.
The project is supposed to start in 2023, but no one knows when.
Badaki said that the goal of the series is to make genre spaces more open to everyone.
She also said that the project is a “dream come true” for her as a Nigerian.
She said, “I couldn’t be happier to be starting such an epic story journey with Prentice, Sebastian, and the rest of the Payback Entertainment team.”
“As a nerd and a Nigerian, it’s been a dream come true to be able to combine both of these things in this unique coming-of-age story, and I hope to play a small part in making genre spaces more open to people of all backgrounds.
“Seeing Naija Vamp, which started as an idea in my head, come to life with the help of Sebastian, Prentice, and the rest of the team is the absolute geekiest cherry on top. Gratitude is an understatement.”