Eddie Butita

Comedian Eddie Butita hired as Netflix’ kiswahili writer/director


Talk about boss moves.

Netflix has set it’s sights on Comedian Eddie Butita who is set to make major moves in the world of entertainment.

The CEO PM Africa wrote the exciting news on Instagram “NETFLIX POST ALERT

I have always wanted to be on Netflix, this year God made it a reality.

I was reached out to be the first Netflix Swahili Comedy Writer and Director.

For the past few Months I wrote and directed the Swahili Version of Upshaws created by Wanda Sykes, it was a great experience. The early mornings and late nights together with a team of talented professionals from Hiventy Africa, We succesfullly brought the script to life and its now streaming on Netflix.

If Eddie Butita Wrote and Directed for Netflix It means that African Comics have a great chance in the global market and we are ready for the world.

You can now Watch Upshaws on Netflix in swahili it is the first ever Swahili comedy show on Netflix. History has been made”


Netflix aims to reach more than 2.6million African viewers byt he end of 2021.

The global streamer started rolling out original content from Africa in 2020. Among its agreements with key talent, it signed one with Nigerian producer Mo Abudua and struck a development deal with John Boyega’s U.K.-based UpperRoom Productions with a focus on non-English language films from West and East Africa.

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