Netflix is planning big for the Nigerian movie industry Nollywood and has put up a cryptic message on its new Twitter handle, Netflix Naija.
It its first post on the social media handle, the Nigerian arm of the global streaming service celebrated Nigeria’s Nollywood by putting up a photograph with top industry talents saying; “N is for Naija. N is for Nollywood. 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!”
The movie celebrities on the photo shoot are Banky Wellington, Kate Henshaw, Kunle Afolayan, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Adesua Etomi Wellington, Mo Abudu, Omoni Oboli, Ramsey Nouah.
N is for Naija. N is for Nollywood. 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! pic.twitter.com/js8z3LIyM3
— Netflix Naija (@NetflixNaija) February 25, 2020
According to Variety, Netflix is set to invest more in the West African country’s original content and is currently working on two Nigerian original series which are currently being kepts under wraps.
The Streaming giant which currently boasts of over 167 million memberships in over 190 countries globally, projects that the original series will attract more international attention to its Nollywood content as it was with movies like Lionheart, Mokalik and the Wedding Party.
With its TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages, Netflix Naija will provide viewers with as many options on local content anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen.