Amina hits on Netflix
Days after it made its debut on the global streaming platform Netflix, Amina, the historic movie directed by Izu Ojukwu and Executive Produced by Okechukwu Ogunjiofor has been rated one of the top 10 most-watched movies in the world and top 10 in about 52 countries as on Thursday.
Moses Babatope of Filmone Distribution, who shared the cheery news on ‘Filmic’, the popular and prestigious Whatsapp platform for creatives, described the development as a major achievement for the Nollywood industry that needs to be applauded and celebrated.
“Amina is doing well internationally on Netflix,” Moses said, adding “the website Flixpatrol gives a near indication in terms of the top 10 ranking movies around the world and Amina is ranked top 10 in about 52 countries. It is worth celebrating just as we are getting yet another validation from a major platform like Amazon courtesy of the very well organised and attended AFRIFF.”
Congratulatory messages have continued to pour in for the crew of Amina and the creative team at the Bank of Industry (BOI). The BOI, through its Nollyfund scheme, provided the facility with which the movie was produced. Amina, which premiered on the streaming platform on November 4, is based on the legend of the the16th -century Zazzau empire warrior Queen Amina. It chronicles the exploit of the legendary female warrior, particularly the pain and the agony caused by the betrayal of cherished lovers; the ferocious savagery in the face of all battles and enemies; the cunning manipulation at the will of the nobles and sovereigns of kingdoms; and the tender concern over the downtrodden Talakawas or common people. Starring Lucy Ameh, Clarion Chukwura, Ali Nuhu, Magaji Mijinyawa, and others, the movie was shot in Nigeria with post-production in Europe.