Loved 'Namaste Wahala' on Netflix? Here are 4 Other Must-Watch Titles From African Filmmakers

So you got suckered into watching Netflix's Namaste Wahala and you're wondering what else is out there? Don't worry, we've got your back.

Over the last couple of years, Netflix has been aggregating content from all over the world and they have managed to snag some of the biggest names in African entertainment. If you want to see a badass South African woman give men a run for their money, or you're in the mood for a tearjerker that reminds you of some of the atrocities in the world, this streaming service has become a go-to for content from African creators. Some of them even feature familiar faces like Idris Elba and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Here are four gems from African creators you can watch right now.

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1. 'Queen Sono'

Netflix has since cancelled this gripping spy series due to the pandemic, but the first season is still so worth it. The show follows, Queen Sono, played by Pearl Thusi, a top spy in a South African agency as she works to better the lives of her fellow citizens while battling her own personal demons.

2. 'The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind'

This heart-wrenching drama—which is based on a true story—stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as a struggling father who is trying to provide for his family during a famine in Malawi.

3. 'Beasts of No Nation'

Heads up: You need tissues for this one! Beasts of No Nation chronicles the life of Agu, a young boy who is turned into a child soldier after splitting from his family. Though it was written and directed by American filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga, the film was backed by plenty of African talent, with Idris Elba and Abraham Attah as leads and Nnamdi Asomugha serving as one of the producers.

4. 'Blood and Water'

Think Gossip Girl, but South African. Puleng Khumalo, transfers schools in an effort to investigate a cold case involving her abducted-at-birth older sister (who she's never met).

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