Gangs of Lagos builds on Prime Video’s commitment to invest in Nigeria and the Nollywood film industry, adding to the collection of Nollywood movies and series already available to stream, including Brotherhood, King of Thieves, Hey You!, Palava!, as well as Nigerian Original LOL: Last One Laughing Naija coming later this year
As well as Nigerian Originals and Nollywood titles, Prime Video offers customers a selection of popular global Amazon Originals and Exclusives like The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, The Boys, and Riches, all for 2,300 NGN per month
CULVER CITY, California—March 20, 2023—Global streaming service Prime Video today announced its first African Original movie, Gangs of Lagos, will launch on April 7 in Nigeria, sub-Saharan Africa, and worldwide exclusively on Prime Video. From the acclaimed filmmaker, Jáde Osiberu, Gangs of Lagos is one of the most highly anticipated films to come out of the world’s second largest film industry, Nollywood, this year. Prime Video also revealed the key art with a teaser trailer, and character posters from the movie to follow.
Gangs of Lagos is a high-stakes, gritty, and hard-hitting action crime-thriller, with an authentic storyline centred on a group of childhood friends who each have to navigate destiny, growing up on the bustling streets and neighbourhood of Isale Eko, Lagos. It features elaborate set pieces, action scenes, and engaging dialogue, balanced by a high-octane pace and emotionally grounded story at its core. Starring Tobi Bakre, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Chike Osebuka, Chioma Chukwuka, and Iyabo Ojo, Gangs of Lagos is directed and produced by Jáde Osiberu.
“Gangs of Lagos is a unique story about family and friendship, against the action-packed backdrop and striking set pieces of the streets of Lagos,” said Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, head of Nigerian Originals, Prime Video. “As the first Nigerian Original to launch on Prime Video, Gangs of Lagos sets the tone and standard, with the authentically Nigerian storyline in a genre that is so popular around the globe, making it a movie for our audiences at home and abroad.”
“I’m thrilled to be introducing audiences to this epic storyline and A-List talent from Nigeria with the launch of Gangs of Lagos,” said Jáde Osiberu. “It’s a great opportunity to elevate Nigerian stories on a global scale with Prime Video.”
“At Prime Video, we are looking to work with original voices to create spectacular stories and events that audiences can connect with wherever they may be,” said Ned Mitchell, head of African and Middle East Originals, Prime Video. “Gangs of Lagos launching will truly be a global cultural moment that marks the beginning of a new era in storytelling, where audiences everywhere can see the full power of Nigerian and African voices and the depths of our continued commitment to the local TV and film industry.”
Gangs of Lagos builds on Prime Video’s commitment to deliver local and authentic African films and series to a global audience, including an exclusive overall deal with the director and producer of the movie, Jáde Osiberu and her production company Greoh Studios, who recently brought Prime Video customers the top-performing, crime-thriller, Brotherhood. As well as an exclusive commissioning slate deal with Nemsia Films, beginning with Breath of Life launching later this year. Prime Video is also the home of some of Nigeria’s biggest theatrical movies with exclusive licencing agreements with Inkblot Studios and Anthill Studios, bringing customers box-office hits King of Thieves, Hey You!, Palava!, as well as other TV series Beyond the Veil and Grind. As well as Prime Video’s Nigerian Original unscripted comedy series, LOL: Last One Laughing Naija, hosted by acclaimed comedian and all-around entertainer Basketmouth, launching later this year.
The Nigerian content joins Prime Video’s selection of global Amazon Original and Exclusive series and movies, such as The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, The Boys, Riches, and Coming 2 America.
To watch the selection of entertainment available on Prime Video in Nigeria, customers need to use their Prime Video or Amazon account and sign up to a Prime Video subscription for 2,300 NGN per month, after a free trial, by visiting www.PrimeVideo.com. Prime Video members can stream and download and watch anytime, anywhere through the Prime Video app on compatible mobile devices, tablets, Smart TVs, or online at PrimeVideo.com. Customers can also control the amount of data they use by selecting Good, Better, or Best streaming quality, or download on their mobile device for offline viewing later.
MTN customers can also sign up to a Prime Video Mobile Edition subscription for 800 NGN per month, and enjoy a 30-day free trial with 2.5GB of Prime Video data, courtesy of MTN at www.play.mtn.ng/primevideo. Customers with a Prime Video Mobile Edition subscription can stream and download the full Prime Video catalogue in standard definition, from their mobile, anytime on the Prime Video app.
About Prime Video – Nigeria
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- 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 and Exclusive series such as The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, The Boys, The Terminal List, The Wheel of Time, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Riches, as well as critically acclaimed Amazon Original movies like Coming 2 America, The Tomorrow War, and exclusive Nollywood movies and TV series, such as Brotherhood, King of Thieves, Christmas in Miami, Hey You!, Superstar, Palava!, Progressive Tailors Club, Bad Comments, Badamasi, Beyond the Veil, Grind, 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.
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