Top Igbo Highlife musician, Chinedu Okoli, popularly known as Flavour N’Abania has received $3M as advance payment for his biopic on Amazon Prime Video.
It makes him the first African to enjoy such largesse.
The songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, 38, started out playing piano in a local church and is now a N1.5bn documentary set to follow the Highlife star’s background and rise to fame is being filmed.
A source close to the music star recently confirmed that he signed the production deal last year September for an unconfirmed figure.
The documentary will reportedly take a deep dive into Flavour’s music career and rise to stardom. Further details remain sketchy as the streamer is yet to make an official statement. Pulse was also unable to confirm the accuracy of the mooted $3 million advance.