Amazon Prime Video continues to build up momentum in the time leading up to its official launch here in Nigeria. The latest deal to make the news from all the groundwork being laid is one where the mega streaming service has signed a three-picture deal with Nollywood’s Nemsia Studios, the studio responsible for recent Nollywood hits like God Calling, Before 30, and Journey Of An African Colony.
This deal will see Nemsia Studios soon release its first feature film with Prime Video titled Breath of God, which is described as an inspirational story about life and destiny. Breath of God is written and directed by Nemsia Studios’ co-founder BB Sasore and produced by Eku Edewor.
Speaking about the deal, Ayanna Lonian, director of Content Acquisition and head of Worldwide Major Studio Licensing Strategy, Prime Video, had this to say:
“This slate deal supports our goal to showcase Nollywood at its best, by telling authentic homegrown stories in a range of genres to Prime Video customers around the world.”
Co-founder Derin Adeyokunnu had this to say:
“At Nemsia Studios, it is our belief in ‘no gravity for the mind’ that has led us to work with Prime Video, one of the leading streaming services worldwide, capable of delivering our stories further than we ever imagined.
“We are tremendously excited about the collaboration and what the future holds for Nollywood.”
This is Amazon Prime Video’s second exclusive licensing deal in the country following a previous, ongoing deal with Inkblot Studios and Anthill Studios.