‘Onyeka and the Academy of the Sun’ Film Adaptation Powers Up at Netflix

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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