In this month of March, Showmax is set to honour 30 women who have made and are making iconic contributions to Nigeria’s movie industry, Nollywood.
Every day for the duration of the month, Showmax will spotlight a different woman who has contributed to the industry’s growth – from fast-rising stars to A-list actresses and producers. Some of these women include: Toyin Abraham, Bimbo Ademoye, Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Iyabo Ojo, Funke Akindele-Bello, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Genevieve Nnaji, Kate Henshaw, Chineylove Eze, Biodun Stephen, Sola Sobowale and Tope Oshin.
Showmax will also shine the light on many of the women behind the scenes, without whom Nollywood will not be able to function. These include Nollywood directors, costumiers, set designers, writers, and makeup artists doing exploits.
On why Showmax is spotlighting these women, Head of Content: Showmax Africa, Candice Fangueiro, says:
“As a platform created by Africans for Africans to showcase and tell original stories that resonate, it is important to recognise everyone that contributes to telling these stories, and particularly the women who have played a remarkable part in the growth of what is one of the biggest film industries in the world. These women, some of who work behind the scenes, have continued to invest their time and talent towards pushing the African narrative, and this is a cause that is very dear to us at Showmax.”
Showmax will also highlight several movies and series with strong female leads, especially strong black women. You can watch one or many of such movies or series on the streaming platform, as well as a host of other great content.