Popular Nigerian highlife musician and multi-instrumentalist, Chinedu Okoli popularly known as Flavour N’Abania, has reportedly received the sum of $3M (N1.2bn) as an advance payment for his biopic on Amazon Prime Video.
Further emerging reports suggest that Amazon Prime is set to kick off production of the singer’s documentary, which makes him the first African to enjoy such largesse.
Reacting to the feat, Nigerianswondered why the music star has refused to announce it on any of his social media channels.
Confirming the story, a Twitter user wrote; “A Nigerian musician received $3m as advance payment for his biopic on Amazon Prime. Guess who the musician is?”
@Igbo Facts wrote: “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.”