We’re Looking Forward to the Film Adaptation of Tọlá Okogwu’s “Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun”

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According to Deadline, Will Smith‘s Westbrook Studios and David Oyelowo‘s Yoruba Saxon have teamed up with Netflix to bring Tọlá Okogwu‘s yet-to-be-released book, “Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun,” to the streaming screen.

“Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun” is a yet-to-be-released novel by Tolá Okogwu, a British-Nigerian novelist, journalist, and hair care educator best known for her book “Daddy Do My Hair.” This book is about a British-Nigerian girl named Onyeka, who discovers that her Afro hair is endowed with psychokinetic power. As she learns more about who she is, she comes across a threat to her new magical community.

The book is scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom and the United States in June.

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Ola Shokunbi, who writes on the ABC series “The Fix,” has already been tapped to write the screenplay.

Oyelowo, Smith, Westbrook Studios’ Heather Washington, and Jone Mone, the company’s co-president, are producing the project. Jessica Oyelowo and Heather Washington, the company’s co-president, are executive producers.

No release date or cast has been announced as of yet, but we do know that the film will be a feature-length production. Looking forward to seeing how this story plays out and hoping it will feature some Nigerian cast and some locations in Nigeria.



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