Netflix has been quite the platform for the world––catering to the millions and millions of audiences from different countries with prestigious titles that are available on the streaming giant.
Unfortunately, Nigeria experiences quite a drought for shows to a point in which they resort to using VPNs to trick the system into thinking that they lived in the United States or any country for that matter. However, Netflix bears some good news––those days are finally over!
Netflix Naija has made headlines for the platform. Although, Netflix is already present in Nigeria for quite some time now. Ever since 2018, Nigerians have been subscribing to the streaming platform for $7.99 per month and possibly more––depending on their broadcast plans.
Sadly, even though audiences in Nigeria have been watching shows on the platform, Netflix doesn’t have a lot of content catered to their Nigerian viewers who are looking for something authentic––something more local. Sure, Netflix presented some Nollywood movies like Lionheart but obviously, that isn’t enough for Nigerian viewers.
Just last week, Netflix finally launched Netflix Naija’s official Twitter account! In their first tweet, the platform tweeted a pretty much creative and coincidental statement about Netflix’s plans to intensify their efforts towards their Nigerian audiences.
N is for Naija. N is for Nollywood. N is the 14th alphabet. 14 is also how many great talents you're looking at. N is for Netflix. But most importantly…hello, Nigeria! pic.twitter.com/js8z3LIyM3
— Netflix Naija (@NetflixNaija) February 25, 2020
Apart from the weird correlations of letters and numbers, the tweet also boasted of how the platform will be expanding their work to satisfy and possibly get even more Nigerian viewers. Aside from that, the photo attached to the tweet shows several Netflix officials––including some really big names in Nollywood like Kemi Adetiba, Banky W, Adesua Etomi, Omoni Oboli, and veteran actors such as Ramsey Nouah and Richard Mofe-Damijo.
Aside from Queen Sono, the Netflix Naija account doesn’t really share more details about their future plans. One thing’s for sure, though––Nigerian viewers will be happier. Nollywood and Netflix is a pretty good combination––talent and budget-wise.