Filming is underway on the documentary about the Highlife star’s upbringing and rise to stardom.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
A documentary on Nigerian highlife musician Flavour has apparently begun production on Amazon Prime Video.
According to a source close to the singer, he inked the production agreement in September of last year for an undisclosed sum.
Flavour’s music career and ascent to popularity will supposedly be explored in depth in the documentary. The streamer has yet to issue a formal comment, so more facts are scarce. Pulse was also unable to verify the $3 million advance that had been mentioned.
After account @igbohistofacts tweeted that the artist had gotten $3 million from Amazon, the news of a biopic ignited discussion on Twitter.
“Top Igbo Highlife musician, Chinedu Okoli, popularly known as Flavour N’Abania received $3M as advance payment for his biopic on Amazon Prime Video. It makes him the first African to enjoy such largesse. Undoubtedly, this will globally open more doors for Igbo finest musicians.”
Since the streamer’s formal premiere in Nigeria during last year’s AFRIFF, the unnamed documentary might be the first locally produced production.
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