Dark October is a Netflix movie written and produced by famous Nigerian blogger and business mogul Linda Ikeji. This time Linda Ikeji is not ruffling feathers due to scathing reveals in her blog but for her Netflix movie Dark October.
Dark October is based on a true life story known as Aluu for lynching. It follows the lives of four Nigerian university boys as they seek payment from a debtor. The boys wrongly accused face mob justice. The true life story sparked a nationwide outage as people grieved the lives of the innocent ones lost.
Now, the story is sparking nationwide outrage for a different reason. The Nigerian public is accusing Linda Ikeji of exploiting the pain of the affected families. They had called her out for failing to receive consent before making the film. Nigerians have urged Netflix to take legal action against the producer by withdrawing the movie from their platform or giving the proceeds to the families of the boys portrayed.
Linda Ikeji is yet to diffuse the allegations made against her. However, the boys’ families have come out to claim that they never gave consent for the movie to be made. They went further to claim that Linda never reached out to them.
Dark October had opened new wounds for all. Their families have to relive their trauma. Additionally, the nation grieves the disastrous effect of jungle justice.
Should Dark October be taken down from Netflix?