Written by Kianna Best on Mar 23, 2023. Posted in Production News

Amazon Prime Video to release first African original movie

Gangs of Lagos, Prime Video’s first African original movie, is set to be released on the streaming service on 7 April. The action crime-thriller, directed by Jáde Osiberu, follows a group of childhood friends navigating the complexities and dangers of their lives in Isale Eko, Lagos. Gangs of Lagos’ release is the display of Prime Videos commitment to its investment in Nigeria and the Nollywood film industry, and a dedication to telling thoughtfully made and authentic stories form the continent.


“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.”


Image courtesy of Amazon Studios


Director and producer of the movie Osiberu recently brought her critically acclaimed crime-thriller Brotherhood to the platform as part of her exclusive deal with Prime Videos that also includes her production company Greoh Studios. For this latest venture, Osiberu is sticking to the familiar genre, telling the high octane story, this time with the help of a cast including Tobi Bakre, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Chike Osebuka, Chioma Chukwuka, and Iyabo Ojo


“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.”


“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.”


Related Posts


Not Logged in

You must be logged in to post a comment

    There are no comments