Netflix Thriller Gives Nigeria Global Recognition

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Richard Mofi-Damijo is a veteran Nollywood actor.

Lagos – October 19 – Mediaage NG News – The director of a Nigerian hit on Netflix has said he has been blown away by the response to his film, the Black Book.

The movie has been top of the streaming platform’s charts globally – recently ranking among the three most-watched films in countries as diverse as South Korea, Brazil and the US.

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And for nearly a week, it was the most-watched movie worldwide, marking a historic achievement for a Nigerian film.

Director of the film , Editi Effiong said his action thriller had not only captivated audiences but, reshaped the perception of Nollywood, as Nigeria’s film industry is known.

The film featuring legendary actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, delivers a powerful message about police brutality and government corruption, issues which sparked Nigeria’s #EndSars protests of 2020.

Effiong says his film was produced with a budget of $1m (£824,000), all sourced in Nigeria.This 100% Nigerian financing showcases the power of belief and self-reliance, he said.

“We don’t have to wait for someone to bring us money. We don’t have to wait for handouts. We can do this.”

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