Netflix first came into Nigeria in 2016. It commissioned its first Nigerian Original in 2018 when it bought the worldwide rights to Lionheart off the hands of Industry legend Genevieve Nnaji. It’s been six (6) of official business activities in the country, and it doesn’t look like the streaming service has any plans of slowing down.
Ahead of Blood Sisters’ release, that’s been touted to be the first Nigerian Original TV series (sorry King of Boys: The Return of the King), Netflix has kicked off a campaign to herald the arrival of some of their most recent Naija Originals – aptly titled Nollywood is ours.
The ad features some of the hardest working talents in the industry right now (the likes of Nancy Isime, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Ini Dima-Okojie, Akah Nnani, Taymesan Emmanuel, and Sharon Ooja to mention but a few), and the production looks exquisite.
Nollywood is ours and we shall continue to tell our own stories, thanks to deeper pockets like Netflix.
See the ad trailer below: