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“It cost me my tears, blood” Ini Edo spills on new deal with Netflix

Ini Edo has opened up on her new deal with Netflix and how much she had to sacrifice to star in the soon-to-be-released six-part Nigerian crime thriller “Shanty Town.”

Netflix earlier announced the release date for the six-part Nigerian crime thriller, “Shanty Town.”

“Some delightful news to end the year. Shanty Town, a 6-episode series, is coming to Netflix on January 20. Here’s your first look.” the platform wrote.

Responding to the post, Ini Edo announced that she co-produced the 6 episode series and it cost her tears and blood.

“My people.. Goodmorning and a merry Christmas. I have no words to describe my joy and anxiety as we announce that #Shantytown is coming on Netflix.

This baby I co-executive produced alongside @realchichinworah, took tears and blood. We sank our hearts into this one and I pray you all will enjoy it.. It’s almost here guys .. now look at God!!!!

This one has me in shivers..Thank you Lord. 20th January guysss.. my badass team , badass cast, badass Crew I hope we make y’all proud”.

Shanty Town’s incredible star cast features Nollywood veterans like Richard Mofe–Damijo, Ini Edo, Chidi Mokeme, Nse Ikpe–Etim, Shola Shobowale, Shaffy Bello, Ali Nuhu, and Uche Jombo. Also featuring in this star-studded show are Zubby Michael, Nancy Isime, Yaw Naija, Omowunmi Dada, Mercy Eke, Shola Sobowale, Regina Daniels, Judith Audu, and one half of iconic Nigerian music duo P-Square, Peter Okoye.

The Xavier Ighorodje and Chichi Nworah creation follows the story of three Lagos-based hustlers who unite to wage war against the biggest and most ruthless crime ring in the state.

Chichi Nworah, producer of the show says about the upcoming release; “’Shanty Town is a unique show in that it is at once different as it is familiar. The tale of redemption will especially resonate with audiences familiar with the grit and hustle mentality of Lagos, and indeed other fast-paced and vibrant cities around the world. We are spotlighting the underbelly of the city, and bringing to life the various character dynamics that exist beneath the cover of everyday “normal life,” thus telling a truly fresh and compelling story. I cannot wait for the entire world to see Shanty Town!”

Meet the cast below:

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