TheNigerian filmmaker and her production company, Greoh Studios will be developing TV series and movies exclusively for Prime Videos in a three-year overall deal.
Ace Nigerian filmmaker Jáde Osiberu continues to make history as she becomes the first African to join a handful of international talents with an exclusive filmmaking deal with Prime Video and Amazon Studios.
Jáde Osiberu is best known for making hit Nigerian film and TV series like Sugar Rush, Isoken, and Gidi Up as well as the upcoming Amazon Original film, Gangs of Lagos. According to Amazon Prime’s announcement, Jáde Osiberu’s three-year deal will include creation of Original Scripted TV and movie concepts produced by her production company Greo Studios.
News of the deal comes just before the Gangs of Lagos preview screening at the Toronto International Film Festival for press and critics, yet another massive achievement. Gangs of London is also set to be the first Nigerian Original film to launch exclusively on the streaming service.
“I am overjoyed with this collaboration and already feel like I’m part of the Prime Video and Amazon Studios family,” said Jáde Osiberu. “It will be an absolute pleasure to introduce Prime Video audiences to the most exciting talent and storylines Nigeria has to offer, and I’m looking forward to continuing to help elevate Nigerian stories on a global scale.”
Ned Mitchel, Head of African and Middle East Originals, Prime Video and Amazon Studios expressed his joy and eagerness to create “authentic African hits” with the talented filmmaker.
“Collaborating with visionary and respected talent is foundational to delivering a curated and elevated slate of Originals for our local audiences in Nigeria,” said Ned Mitchell, “It is a joy to announce our collaboration with Jáde Osiberu in a deal that is the first of its kind for us in Africa. We are constantly delighted by Jáde’s talent for weaving her visual magic and voice into heart-stopping storytelling and characters that sear into our memories, and together we will create authentically African hits for our Prime Video customers worldwide.”
“At Prime Video, we are looking to work with original voices, to tell authentic stories that offer a local point of view and connect with our audiences, wherever they may be,” added Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, head of Nigerian Originals, Prime Video and Amazon Studios. “Jáde Osiberu is an exceptional and compelling storyteller, and over the last few years she has delivered stories with a unique flavor and fresh point of view. We are thrilled to be able to bring these stories and more to Prime Video audiences at home and abroad.”
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