<strong>Jáde Osiberu Strikes Exclusive Overall Deal With Prime Video </strong>

September 14, 2022

The Nigerian director, writer, producer, and showrunner—and her production company, Greoh Studios—will create and develop TV shows and movies exclusively for Prime Video in a three-year overall deal.

The news comes as Osiberu’s highly anticipated movie Gangs of Lagos screens at the Toronto International Film Festival, ahead of its world premiere as the first Nigerian Original on Prime Video later this year.

Osiberu is the first talent in Africa to strike an overall or first-look development deal with Prime Video and Amazon Studios, joining an international line-up of talent with similar agreements, such as Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jenny Han and Priyanka Chopra.

CULVER CITY, California—September 14, 2022—Prime Video today announced an exclusive overall deal with one of Nigeria’s leading filmmakers, Jáde Osiberu, the creator of film and series hits Sugar Rush, Isoken, and Gidi Up, as well as highly anticipated upcoming Amazon Original movie Gangs of Lagos. Osiberu’s three-year deal will include the creation of Original scripted TV and movie concepts, produced by her production company Greoh Studios

The deal comes as Gangs of Lagos takes part in an exclusive preview screening at the Toronto International Film Festival for press and tastemakers. The movie is set to launch as the first Nigerian Original exclusively on Prime Video later this year. 

“I am overjoyed with this collaboration and already feel like I’m part of the Prime Video and Amazon Studios family,” said Jáde Osiberu. “It will be an absolute pleasure to introduce Prime Video audiences to the most exciting talent and storylines Nigeria has to offer, and I’m looking forward to continuing to help elevate Nigerian stories on a global scale.”

“Collaborating with visionary and respected talent is foundational to delivering a curated and elevated slate of Originals for our local audiences in Nigeria,” said Ned Mitchell, head of African and Middle East Originals, Prime Video and Amazon Studios. “It is a joy to announce our collaboration with Jáde Osiberu in a deal that is the first of its kind for us in Africa. We are constantly delighted by Jáde’s talent for weaving her visual magic and voice into heart-stopping storytelling and characters that sear into our memories, and together we will create authentically African hits for our Prime Video customers worldwide.”

“At Prime Video, we are looking to work with original voices, to tell authentic stories that offer a local point of view and connect with our audiences, wherever they may be,” added Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, head of Nigerian Originals, Prime Video and Amazon Studios. “Jáde Osiberu is an exceptional and compelling storyteller, and over the last few years, she has delivered stories with a unique flavour and fresh point of view. We are thrilled to be able to bring these stories and more to Prime Video audiences at home and abroad.” 

The deal follows similar international agreements with talent such as Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Steve McQueen (Small Axe), Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel), Donald Glover (Mr. & Ms Smith), and Jenny Han (The Summer I Turned Pretty).

The news comes after Prime Video recently announced its increased investment in Nigeria with its first two Nigerian Originals, Gangs of Lagos and LOL: Last One Laughing Naija, starring Basketmouth.

Osiberu is represented by Range Media Partners.

–ENDS–

Gangs of Lagos

Gangs of Lagos is a high-stakes, gritty, and hard-hitting action crime-thriller, with an authentic storyline centred on a group of friends who each have to navigate destiny, growing up on the bustling streets and neighbourhood of Isale Eko, Lagos, Nigeria. It features elaborate set pieces, action scenes, and engaging dialogue, balanced out by its high-octane pace and an emotionally grounded story at its core. Starring Tobi Bakre, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, and Chiké, Gangs of Lagos is directed and produced by Jade Osiberu, produced by Kemi Lala Akindoju, and co-produced by Akin Omotoso. The movie will launch exclusively on Prime Video in Nigeria and worldwide later this year.

About Prime Video – Nigeria 

Prime Video offers customers a vast collection of TV shows and movies—all available to watch on practically any device:

  • Included with Prime Video: Watch thousands of popular movies and TV shows, award-winning Amazon Originals and other exclusives, and more. Think global Amazon Original series such as The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, The Boys, The Terminal List, The Wheel of Time, The Marvelous Ms Maisel, and The Grand Tour, as well as critically acclaimed Amazon Original movies like Coming 2 America, The Tomorrow War, and exclusive Nollywood movies such as King of Thieves, Superstar, Progressive Tailors Club, Bad Comments, Badamasi, and much more. All available at no additional cost as part of Prime Video, which is available in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.
  • Instant Access: Watch at home or on the go with your choice of hundreds of compatible devices. Stream from the web or using the Prime Video app on compatible smartphones, tablets, game consoles, or select smart TVs. 
  • Enhanced Experiences: Control how much data you use when streaming and downloading video by choosing between Good, Better and Best visual quality settings, all of which utilise Prime Video’s state-of-the-art video compression technology to use less data without reducing visual quality. Save it for later with select mobile downloads for offline viewing. Make the most of every viewing with High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatible content. Go behind the scenes of your favourite movies and TV shows with exclusive X-Ray access, powered by IMDb. 
  • Personalized: Customers can browse the user interface in their own language and watch popular TV shows and movies with subtitles. 

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