Netflix Naija, Nigeria’s category on the US-owned streaming platform, has unveiled nine Nollywood films that would be added to its collections in April.
The streaming platform, which routinely updates its movie collections every month, broke the news on its Twitter page with short clips from each of the films.
“Super stoked about the Naija titles coming this April,” it wrote in a terse post accompanied by a timeline of when each of the movies would be available.
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— Netflix Naija (@NetflixNaija) March 31, 2021
The nine movies are: ‘God Calling’, ‘The Fisherman’s Diary’, ‘Ojukokoro’, ‘Awon Boyz’, ‘Doctor Bello’, ‘Oloibiri’, ‘This Lady Called Life’, ‘Seven’ and ‘Slay’.
Watch the trailers of the movies below:
‘God Calling’ – April 2
‘The Fisherman’s Diary’ – April 4
‘Ojukokoro’ – April 9
‘Awon Boyz’ – April 14
‘Doctor Bello’ – April 16
‘Oloibiri’ – April 21
‘This Lady Called Life’ – April 23
‘Slay’ – April 26
‘Seven’ – April 30
Netflix’s interest in Nollywood has continued to increase ever since it acquired global rights to ‘Lionheart’, Genevieve Nnaji’s directorial debut and critically acclaimed movie, for $3.8 million back in 2018.
Nnaji had explained that the company’s investments in Nollywood would help budding artists in Nigeria while also promoting Africa’s rich culture in the international landscape.
“We have amazing talents but we have not had adequate platforms to showcase them. Partnership with Netflix is a good thing, especially for upcoming artists who want a chance,” she had said.
“We have more stories to tell. I’ve been fortunate to experience how African content can travel and this investment is going to help grow the African creative industry and get our stories out there.”
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