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Butita on cloud 9 after landing Netflix job

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 17 Sep, 2021 10:45 | < 1 min read
Comedian and Scriptwriter Eddie Butita.PHOTO/COURTESY

Comedian and scriptwriter Eddie Butita is elated after he was given a job offer by Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service provider.  

Through a Thursday, September 17 update on his social media handle, Butita revealed that he always wanted to be on Netflix adding that God made it a reality. 

“I was reached out to be the first Netflix Swahili Comedy Writer and Director,” Butita wrote. 

He revealed that for the past few months he has been directing the Swahili Version of Upshaws created by Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps. 

“For the past few months I wrote and directed the Swahili Version of Upshaws created by Wanda Sykes, it was a great experience,” Butita said. 

The scriptwriter further revealed that his hard work paid off following co-operation with fellow creatives. 

“The early mornings and late nights together with a team of talented professionals from Hiventy Africa, we successfully brought the script to life and it is now streaming on Netflix,” Butita said. 

Challenging other creatives to up their game and make use of the avail opportunities, the scriptwriter said, “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.”

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