The global streaming service Prime Video has pledged to up the ante in the film industry, promising that its two most recent productions, Gangs of Lagos and Last One Laughing Naija, will provide viewers with a good laugh for their money.
The marketing firm noted that in addition to thrilling Nigerians, it would use movies to support various campaigns for its clients, including musicians.
Josh McIvor, Director of International Expansion, claims that Nigerian artists and filmmakers won’t need to fly outside to complete their filming because it would now be completed locally with fees paid in local currency. He added that Nigerian clients can join up for a Prime Video membership at PrimeVideo.com for N2,300 per month and experience a wide range of entertainment, including international Amazon original movies and TV shows, Hollywood titles, and exclusive Nollywood movies.
Our investment in Nigeria is a significant step toward our broader expansion plans in Africa and our ambition to be the most regional of all global streaming services, the spokeswoman said. “From local payment and a full-scale local marketing campaign to more local content specifically for Nigerian customers,” she added.
According to Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, Head of Nigerian Originals, Nigerians want to watch locally relevant people, places, and stories on Prime Video alongside international content. For this reason, we are thrilled to be bringing fresh local Amazon originals like Gangs of Lagos and LOL: Last One Laughing Naija to complement our expanding selection of Nollywood and African series and motion pictures.
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“The news marks our sustained commitment to the Nigerian TV and Film industry, presenting the greatest authentic, indigenous tales not only for our consumers in Nigeria, but also for our Prime Video members around the world,” the company said in a statement.
A gang of friends must individually navigate their own destiny as they grow up in the busy streets and neighborhood of Isale Eko, Lagos, in the high-stakes, gritty, and hard-hitting action crime-thriller film Gangs of Lagos. With its high-octane pace, emotional core, and intricate set pieces, it also has action scenes, interesting dialogue, and extravagant set pieces.
The film Gangs of Lagos, which stars Tobi Bakre, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, and Chike, is directed by Jade Osiberu, produced by Kemi Lala Akindoju, and co-produced by Akin Omotoso.
Later this year, the film will debut exclusively on Prime Video in Nigeria and more than 240 other countries and territories.
LOL: A bunch of comedians fight to be the “Last One Laughing” in the unscripted series Last One Laughing Naija. The movie, which was hosted by Basketmouth, pitted 10 well-known Nigerian comedians against one another to see who could win while maintaining a straight face while also trying to make their opponents laugh and lose. The comedians are vying for an N40 million grand prize that will benefit the winner’s preferred charity, so the stakes are high. LOL: Livespot360 created Last One Laughing Naija, which was shot and produced in Nigeria.