By Yetunde Adeyeri
The award-winning director and producer Kunle Afolayan recently announced America’s streaming giant, Netflix, has acquired six of his movies.
The excited filmmaker made this announcement on his social media page. This is good news to Nigerians all over the world as the movies have only been available for cinema viewing in Nigeria. But now, the rest of the world can now watch six movies directed by Kunle Afolayan on Netflix. These movies are The Figurine, Phone Swap, October 1, The CEO, The Bridge, and Mokalik.
The acquisition represents Netflix’s serious interest in Africa’s movie industry, as the number of Nigerian movies acquired by the streaming body continues to increase. They have also recently acquired stories like “Lion Heart”, Chief Daddy and other blockbuster Nollywood movies.