As Netflix’s plans to diversify its content in Nigeria, the projection by content producers and consumers is that this new development will help strengthen the Nigerian film industry.
This new found romance between the Nigerian film industry and Netflix can not be far from the fact that Nigerian films on Netflix is commanding a reasonable following this might possibly be because of films like lion heart, king of boys etc.
pointing out why Netflix decided to come to Nigeria , Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos stated that, “Movies like King of Boys, Merry Men and The Bling Lagosian have shown how much our members love Nigerian movies. So, we’re incredibly excited to be investing in Made in Nigeria stories – bringing them to audiences all around the world.”
Dorothy Ghettuba, the Asnager of international originals,and the individual responsible for overseeing nett African original push, added that , “Our continent has a wealth of diversity, multiplicity, and beauty in stories that have yet to be told and we want to be top of mind for creators in Nigeria, especially when it comes to stories they haven’t had a chance to tell yet.”
Netflix expansion has been aggressive over the years, it’s Nigerian adventure will hopefully give the Nigerian film makers an avenue to showcase their films.
According variety.com, The chief content officer of Netflix Ted Sarandos and other high-level executives came to Nigeria in Lagos to announce details of their first Nigerian series before traveling to Johannesburg to launch the streamer’s first African original, “Queen Sono,” a six-part drama, which dropped worldwide on Feb. 28.
there are Two more African originals, to be released this year one is the South African teen drama “Blood & Water” and the animated series “Mama K’s Team 4,”