Eddie Butita's Comedy Makes it to Netflix

Ex-NTV the Trend show panellist and comedian Eddie Butita

Comedian Eddie Butita has made monumental strides in his career after his self-produced comedy received a nod to air on Netflix.

Through a detailed social media post on Thursday, September 16, Butita broke the news to his fans, revealing that his Swahili comic piece is now streaming on the largest movies platform, Netflix.

The comedian claimed that he was approached by Netflix seeking his skills and ideas in recreating one of the top-selling US series in Swahili.

He gladly accepted the offer putting in a lot of work with a group of talented team to create the Swahili masterpiece. 

Churchill Comedian Eddie Butita
Churchill Comedian Eddie Butita

"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 successfully brought the script to life and it now streaming on Netflix," part of his post read.

He further stated the comedy show is the first-ever Swahili piece to stream on Netflix.

"You can now Watch Upshaws on Netflix in Swahili it is the first-ever Swahili comedy show on Netflix. History has been made," he noted.

After the big win, Butita claimed that it has opened other avenues for African producers to get their artistic works aired on the platform.

"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," Butita wrote.

Prior to landing the deal with Netflix, Butita has been doing stand-up comedy Clips, Video Logs, Parodies, and Skits then sharing to different platforms attracting a lot of viewers.

The show is a recreation of US comedy The Upshaws. 

Wanda Sykes in the series headlines a Netflix Multicam she co-created, starring Mike Epps and Kim Fields as an Indiana couple whose marriage becomes strained.

Upshaws American Series Produced by Wanda Sykes
Upshaws American Series Produced by Wanda Sykes