Comedian Eddie Butita makes history as the first Kenyan comedian to direct a Netflix film.
The funnyman was approached to write the Swahili script for the comedy show Upshaws which feature Wanda Sykks and Mike Epps.
Butita took to his social media pages to announce the big news.
“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 successfully 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,” he wrote.
His Kenyan team which has received praise across the country include; Happie Jeremiah, Edna Akinyi, Brian Mueka, Raphael Gati, Frank Mativo, Phillip Obwogi, Pascal Mwita, Elton Mwambi, Malcolm Marwa, Janet Kihanya, Alfred Munyua, Sharon Musungu and Sally Ramadhan.
Butita hasreceived massive support from fans and friends alike.