Updated: Jun 22, 2021
Netflix have officially signed a deal with Rapman as part of their commitment to diversify programming
Popular streaming service Netflix have signed a deal with British rapper and filmmaker Rapman, real name Andrew Onwubolu, following their new collaborations that set out to promote British talent and increase diversity.
Netflix have expressed that they aim to be "a force for good," affirming that they feel it's important for them to "amplify" diverse voices across the UK. Netflix's vice president of original series stating “We’ve got to get to a place where if somebody is doing something that doesn’t take an inclusive approach that should be surprising to you. It should be like washing your hands; it should be just what you do.”
Taking to Instagram to share the good news, Rapman wrote "I can’t say too much now but believe me when I say the game is about to change.” Following the success of both 'Shiro's Story' and 'Blue Story' it's no surprise the multi-talented filmmaker has been called upon. It being rumoured that he will write and direct a science fiction film in align with his deal with Netflix.
The official trailer for Rapman's hit film 'Blue Story'
The likes of Akua Agyemfra (Stormzy’s cultural strategis) and Bisha K Ali (Writer of 'Sex Education') are also amongst the selected British creatives recruited as part of their commitment to diversify their programming. Mensah also commenting that she "couldn’t be more excited about the people [they're] working with."
Huge congratulations to Rapman! Are you as excited as we are to see what he creates with Netflix?