The creative industry is witnessing the whole yards of growth and visibility and current conversations are stirring more waves. Wizkid, Davido, Rema, Burnaboy, Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade on the music front are lifting Nigeria’s flag impressively well, its only right for other arms to follow in the same stead.
Franchises like; Iroko TV Ebony Life Tv, Inkblot Anthill studios, Greoh Films are boosting film culture and structure. The breakout and the complementing of new and old Nollywood practitioners keep the hopes and potentialities wide awake, and it can only get better from here.
The release of Nollywood classics such as The Wedding Party, King Of Boys, Lion Heart on Netflix engineered for a shift in the distribution and content market showing a wide gap that plagued the film and theatre industry. A move that has now manifested to an appeal in the African market, hence Netflix’s arrival.
The streaming platform has announced its presence as it shared a photo on its new Twitter account featuring producers and directors of the biggest movies in Nollywood.
The photo had Mo Abudu, Ramsey Nouah, Richard Mofe Damijo, Kemi Adetiba, Adesua Etomi, Banky W, Omoni Oboli, Kate Henshaw, and more, with the caption:
N is for Naija. N is for Nollywood. N is the 14th alphabet. 14 is also how many great talents you're looking at. N is for Netflix. But most importantly…hello, Nigeria! pic.twitter.com/js8z3LIyM3
— Netflix Naija (@NetflixNaija) February 25, 2020
Netflix is currently developing two original Nigerian series. Although the players are undisclosed, these series will set the tone for more. Hopefully, this birth will create more visibility and value as it positions Nigeria on the map.