Netflix 'Blood Sisters': 5 things you did not know about Nancy Isime
Isime has been a part of the Nigerian film industry since 2015 and will be seen as Kemi in 'Blood Sisters', Netflix's first original Nigerian series
Netflix has always kept an eye out for content from regions outside the United States. Shows like 'Love Alarm' and 'Las Chicas del Cable' found a home in the streamer and also garnered widespread attention and acclaim thanks to Netflix's reach across the world. Following suit is 'Blood Sisters', a brand new crime thriller coming from Nigeria. What's notable is that 'Blood Sister' happens to be Netflix's first original Nigerian series.
Produced by Mo Abudu's EbonyLife Studios and directed by Biyi Bandele, the official synopsis for 'Blood Sisters' reads, "This dramatic thriller tells the story of two friends, Sarah and Kemi. Sarah is engaged to her dream man, Kola, however, their seemingly idyllic union has a dark side – Kola is a physically abusive and controlling fiancé. Despite Kemi’s vocal misgivings, Sarah is determined to press on with the wedding. On the day of the traditional engagement ceremony, tragedy strikes, unintentionally setting off a catastrophic series of events, finding both women on the run." If you're looking for other international content on Netflix, you could start with shows like 'Squid Game', 'Money Heist', and 'Elite.'
With the series set to drop soon, here's a closer look at some of its core cast members.
Nancy Isime as Kemi
Nancy Isime is a Nigerian model, media personality, and actress. She was born in Edo State and grew up in Lagos. Isime won the Miss Valentine International beauty pageant in 2009, following which she began modeling for the likes of House of Marie, Ade Bakere, Zizi Cardow, Shakara Couture, and Adebayo Jones.
Nancy began her career as an actress with a role in 'Echoes' in 2011. She would go on to appear in films such as 'A Trip to Jamaica', 'Hire a Man', 'Merry Men: The Real Yoruba Demons', 'Merry Men 2', 'Levi', 'The Razz Guy', and 'Superstar.'
Deyemi Okanlawon as Kola
Deyemi Okanlawon is a Nigerian theatre, television, film, and voice actor. He was born in Lagos. Okanlawon studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Lagos and is a former baker and sales and marketing executive. He also holds a certificate in Acting for Film from the New York Film Academy.
Okanlawon has been a part of the Nigerian film industry since 2010, making his feature film debut with a role in 'ZR-7.' Some of his notable appearances works are as Martin in 'The Royal Hibiscus Hotel', Adetola Fashina in 'Kings of Boys: The Return of the King', and as Kwabena Mills in 'Castle & Castle.'
Other cast members
Other actors who are a part of 'Blood Sisters' are Ramsey Nouah, Kate Henshaw, Uche Jombo, Segun Arinze, Joke Silva, Wale Ojo, Gabriel Afolayan, Kehinde Bankole, Daniel Etim Effiong, Keppy Ekpenyong-Bassey, Maurice Sam, Ibrahim Suleiman, Toke Makinwa, and Okey Uzoeshi
'Blood Sisters' is slated to release exclusively on Netflix on May 5, 2022