Netflix is a streaming service that allows users to view a wide range of award-winning television shows, movies, documentaries and more on thousands of internet-connected devices. Netflix gets social with Nigeria, as it launches @NetflixNigeria twitter account.
The streaming service, which has been acquiring much of Nigerian movie content since is acquisition of Genevieve’s Lionheart in 2018, yesterday announced is arrival in Nigeria.
The announcement was made Via a tweet on its Netflix Nigeria Twitter handle. The tweet read “N is for Naija. N is for Nollywood,”read the account’s announcement tweet. “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!”
Accompanying the tweet was a photo of some top Nigerian actors, actresses and filmmakers.
Netflix is currently developing two unnamed, original series from Nigeria, according to Business Insider. A six-part series “set in modern day Nigeria and shot in Lagos” will be one of the shows.
“This drama tells the story of Kemi, a goddess reincarnated as a human to avenge her sister’s death,” reads the series press release.
Although Netflix hasn’t come out with a lot of details about its launch in Nigeria, many of its Nigerian subscribers are excited about this new venture and what the entrance into the Nigerian market will mean for Nollywood.
We can only watch as it all unfolds…