Amina, a historical drama based on Queen Amina of Zazzau has become the first Nigerian film to make the global top ten list on Netflix.
The film was sponsored by Nigeria’s Bank of Industry (BOI) and shot in 2015. Post production was reportedly done in Europe.
Director Izu Ojukwu while confirming the feat, shared a video of Netflix Director of Content for Africa, Ben Amadasun making the announcement at a press briefing.
“Netflix confirms that ‘Amina’ has become the first Nigerian film to hit the Top Ten list globally on its platform,” Ojukwu wrote on Instagram.
“This stunning record-setting accomplishment was made possible by the sacrifices of both cast and crew, whom one can never thank enough”.