The eagerly awaited pioneer slate of Nollywood-commissioned projects from Amazon Prime has been revealed. With a three-film agreement with the Lagos City-based production company Nemsia Films, Amazon Prime Video is extending its presence in Africa.
Breath of Life will be the initial component of the arrangement. It is produced by Eku Edewor and written and directed by BB Sasore, a co-founder of Nemsia, who describes it as an uplifting tale about life and destiny.
“We are very excited to collaborate with Nemsia Films on this pioneering slate deal, which will complement our growing lineup of local Nollywood content for Prime Video customers,” said Prime Video’s Director of Content Acquisition, Ayanna Lonian. “This slate deal supports our goal to showcase Nollywood at its best, by telling authentic homegrown stories in a range of genres to Prime Video customers around the world.”
“At Nemsia Films, it is our belief in ‘no gravity for the mind’ that has led us to work with Prime Video, one of the leading streaming services worldwide, capable of delivering our stories further than we ever imagined. We are tremendously excited about the collaboration and what the future holds for Nollywood,” co-founder of Nemsia studios Derin Adeyokunnu stated.
The Adeyokunnu and Sasore-founded studio is well-known for some of Nollywood’s cutting-edge works, such as the feature film “God Calling” and the “Before 30” television series. Breath of Life, a film written and directed by BB Sasore and produced by Eku Edewor, is supposedly the first movie on the schedule.
The movie is based on a motivational tale about destiny and life, in which the main character must live to accomplish their mission because they cannot pass on until they do.