Netflix is joining forces with Westbrook Studios’ Will Smith and Jon Mone, and Yoruba Saxon’s David Oyelowo on a film adaptation of Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun. 

Onyeka and the Academy Of The Sun by Tọlá Okogwu will be published by Simon & Schuster in the U.S. and U.K. this June.  Ola Shokunbi (Satellite, Indigo, upcoming A Yellow Heaven) is set to write the adaptation.

Producers: Will Smith and Jon Mone (Westbrook Studios) and David Oyelowo (Yoruba Saxon)

Executive Producer: Heather Washington (Westbrook Studios) and Jessica Oyelowo (Yoruba Saxon)

Logline: A teenager learns she has powers and travels to Nigeria to learn more about her origins, where she discovers a threat to her newfound magical community.

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