Izu Ojukwu’s ‘Amina’ hits Netflix’s global top 10 list
‘Amina,’ a new film by filmmaker Izu Ojukwu, has become the first Nigerian film to hit Netflix’s global top ten list.
On November 4, 2021, the historical drama based on Queen Amina of Zazzau launched on the streaming service.
While verifying the achievement, director Izu Ojukwu posted a video of Netflix Director of Content for Africa, Ben Amadasun, making the news at a press conference.
“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”.
Starring Lucy Ameh in the lead role alongside Clarion Chukwurah, Ali Nuhu, the feature film follows the coming-of-age story of the 16th-century warrior queen.
The film which is co-produced by ‘Living In Bondage’ producer, Okey Ogunjiofor also stars Clarion Chukwurah and Ali Nuhu.
On November 4, the historical drama based on Queen Amina of Zazzau debuted on the streaming service.
The trailer, which initially aired in 2017, teases the narrative, which follows Queen Amina on her personal journey through love, setbacks, and victories.
The video was shot in 2015 and was funded by Nigeria’s Bank of Industry (BOI). According to reports, post-production took place in Europe.