So far, 2020 has gotten off to an exciting start for Nollywood as foreign players continue to troop into the industry.
According to hushed reports, French TV/ streaming platform, Canal+ is set to launch two solar-powered, state of the art cinemas in Nigeria this 2020.
The first Nigerian CanalOlympia cinema, located in the country’s capital city, will officially open its doors next month while the Lagos cinema will follow in the coming months.
CanalOlympia is an African-wide cinemas and theater company which currently holds grounds in African countries including Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Guinea, Niger Republic, Senegal, Togo, Congo, Gabon and Madagascar.
It is an arm of the French TV giants, Canal+ .
The news comes not long after another global streaming brand, Netflix announced its operations in Nigeria.
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.
The first Nigerian original, an untitled six-part drama series that will be directed by Akin Omotoso, Daniel Oriahi and CJ Obasi.
The series is set in contemporary Nigeria and shot in Lagos. It tells the story of Kemi, a goddess reincarnated as a human to avenge her sister’s death. But first, she must learn how to use and harness her superpowers to defeat her enemies and save her family from destruction.
The movie has a star-studded cast that includes Kate Henshaw, Ade Laoye, Richard Mofe Damijo, Joke Silva, Fabian Adeoye Lojede, Kehinde Bankole, Ayoola Ayolola, Toyin Oshinaike, Goodness Emmanuel, Ireti Doyle, Fabian Adeoye Lojede, Bimbo Akintola, Tope Tedela and Ijeoma Grace Agu.
A premiere date is yet to be announced for the drama series.