Kenya’s first homegrown Netflix series, the family drama Country Queen, has its premiere on Friday, marking the beginning of a significant investment in African film by the streaming company.
An expectant audience has mostly welcomed the series as a step towards a more nuanced portrayal of the country and its people on screen.
It took more than five years to get Country Queen off the ground, with years spent looking for investors.
Netflix is looking to increase its Kenyan subscriber base and launched a free plan for Android phone users in 2021.
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