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David Oyelowo, Will Smith to adapt ‘Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun’ for Netflix


Nigerian British-American actor, David Oyelowo, and his colleague, Will Smith, are set to partner with Netflix to produce an adaptation of ‘Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun’.

The novel, which will be published in June follows the story of a teenager who learns she has powers and travels to Nigeria to learn more about her origins, where she discovers a threat to her newfound magical community.

Hailed by critics, the book has been described as the love child of ‘Black Panther’ and ‘X-Men’ or ‘Percy Jackson’, and will be published by Simon & Schuster in the US and UK.