Shanty Town is a Nigerian series created by Xavier Ighorodje starring Ini Edo, Chidi Mokeme, Richard Mofe-Damijo and Nancy Isime among others. You can watch it on Netflix.
Shanty Town is a Nigerian series that arrives on Netflix to offer us (a little discouraging) vision that, we warn you, will not please everyone: a sordid vision of a shanty town, prostitution, smuggling, injustice, violence and the cruel reality lived in it.
This is a tough series about conflicts dealt with in a realistic way, lots of hand-held camera and which delves into the conflicts and most dramatic aspects of the situation.
This isn´t a blockbuster nor does it aspire to be one, it is a series that shows a reality that is raw, realistic and discouraging.
It does have a touch of beauty in its images, above all, in the characters with their most innocent humanity.
A group of courtesans attempts to escape the grasp of a notorious kingpin – but political corruption and blood ties make freedom a near-impossible goal.
January 20, 2023
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Shanty Town – Episodes
Courtesan Jackie earns enough to escape the clutches of Lagos drug kingpin and pimp, Scar. Meanwhile, Ene picks up a former associate from prison.
Inem returns to Shanty Town as Jackie makes her getaway. Shalewa meets a charming stranger at the bar and Scar is given a sinister political agenda.
Scar finds himself precariously caught between two powerful political entities. Shalewa wakes up to a surprise confrontation.
Inem goes to work at the club — where she catches the eye of a dangerous guest. Scar asks Shalewa to do something for him to clear her debt.
Femi asks Shalewa on a date. As the case grows more dangerous, an undercover team attempts to trace Shanty Town’s missing women. But Scar sniffs a rat.
Amanda confronts Ene about Jackie’s voicemail. But as truths are revealed and simmering rivalries come to a head, Shalewa finds herself in grave danger.
Shanty Town (2023-)
Name: Shanty Town
Description: A group of courtesans attempts to escape the grasp of a notorious kingpin – but political corruption and blood ties make freedom a near-impossible goal.
Director(s): Xavier Ighorodje, Dimeji Ajibola
Writer(s): Xavier Ighorodje, Ayomikun Paseda, Donald Tombia
Cinematography: Jonathan Kovel, Adeoluwa Owu, Maina Sammy
Music: Kolade Morakinyo
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Actor(s): Ini Edo, Chidi Mokeme, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Nancy Isime, Sola Sobowale, Toyin Abraham, Lilian Afegbai, Peter Okoye, Nse Ikpe-Etim
Companies: Giant Creative Media, Netflix