Filmmaker Izu Ojukwu’s lately launched movie, ‘Amina’, is the primary Nigerian movie to make the worldwide high ten on Netflix.
The historic drama based mostly on Queen Amina of Zazzau premiered on the streamer on November 4, 2021,
Director Izu Ojukwu confirmed the feat, sharing a video from Netflix Director of Content material for Africa, Ben Amadasun, making the announcement throughout a press convention.
“Netflix confirms that ‘Amina’ has change into the primary Nigerian movie to be within the high ten worldwide on its platform,” Ojukwu wrote on Instagram.
“This astonishing file efficiency was made doable by the sacrifices of each forged and crew, who can by no means be thanked sufficient.”
Starring Lucy Ameh alongside Clarion Chukwurah, Ali Nuhu, the function movie follows the approaching of age story of the 16th century warrior queen.
Co-produced with ‘Residing In Bondage’ producer Okey Ogunjiofor, the movie additionally stars Clarion Chukwurah and Ali Nuhu.
The historic drama based mostly on Queen Amina of Zazzau premiered on the streamer on November 4.
The teaser that first debuted in 2017 references the plot that takes Queen Amina’s private journey by means of love, failures and triumphs.
The movie was sponsored by Nigeria’s Financial institution of Business (BOI) and shot in 2015. Publish-production was reportedly completed in Europe.