- Netflix has serious business interest in Nigeria
- The international live-streaming company has opened up shop in the country
- No doubt, the US-based firm officially announced its presence in Nigeria on Tuesday, February 25
The popular American streaming firm, Netflix, has finally established its presence in the Nigerian market by officially opening up shop.
This move by Netflix indicates its interest to use Nollywood, one of the world's recognised movie industry, to make it big.
Apart from being available in almost 200 nations, so far, Netflix in Nigeria already has more than 12,000 followers.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that social media was recently set abuzz after popular movie streaming app Netflix announced the release of a Brazilian movie titled The First Temptation of Jesus.
The 46-minute comedy flick sparked outrage, following its portrayal of Jesus Christ as a closeted gay man.
A lot of Christian faithful were enraged by the film, thereby causing them to call for the immediate removal of the film from the video streaming app.
Also reacting to the movie, Nigerian author Reno Omokri charged Christians to delete the app, cancel their subscription, if they truly had love for Christ.
Popular religious cleric, Apostle Suleman, pointed out that the movie is evil and as such cannot be allowed to hold ground. He stated that the release of the film was a disrespect to Christianity and an abuse to the sensibilities of people practising the religion.
The Nigerian film industry is no doubt expanding and making moves to break into the international market. Movie streaming platforms like Netflix have given some films a chance to gain recognition in many parts of the world.
There is no doubt that some movies on Netflix are good while others leave people wondering why they were on the platform.
Nigerian actor, Bobby Obodo, recently took to the microblogging site, Twitter, to say some Nigerian movies on the site are actually painful to watch.
He added that Netflix is a great opportunity for Nigerians to showcase their movies but they are not making good use of it and are only putting it there for bragging rights.
Bobby wrote: “Most of the movies we're putting out on #Netflix are becoming painful to see. Such great opportunity to literally reach most parts of the world to showcase #Nollywood via the platform, & we fuc*king up. Errbody wants their "sh*it" on Netflix- I suspect for $$$ & bragging rights."
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