Netflix Introduces ‘Made in Africa’ Collection

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The streaming giant seeks to celebrate and demonstrate its commitment to the continent with its catalogue over one hundred titles

Netflix’s increased focus on its catalogue of African content continued this week as the company announced the launch of a curated collection of African series, films, and documentaries called ‘Made in Africa’, as the company seeks to celebrate and further demonstrate its commitment to the continent.

The move comes months after the global streaming giant acquired worldwide rights to Lionheart, its first original film from Nigeria, a comedy, starring renowned Nollywood big-names including Genevieve Nnaji, Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie, and Onyeka Onwenu.

Other Originals include mini-series Queen Sono, which debuted on Netflix in February as the company’s first African original series and has already been renewed for a second season. Blood & Water, a coming of age, mystery drama based in Cape Town, will hit the platform later this month.

With more than 100 titles already, there is plenty for you to get your teeth stuck into while social distancing measures continue around the globe.

The collection includes critically-acclaimed films and series like Jerusalema; King of Boys; Mokalik; Oscar-award winning film Tsotsi; Uncovered; The Wedding Party; Tjovitjo; Castle and Castle; The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind; Azali; Potato Potahto; Joy and more.

Ben Amadasun, Director of Licensing and Co-productions for Africa at Netflix, said: “This Africa Month, we’re excited to celebrate African stories and storytellers. This collection includes Queen Sono – our first Netflix original series – and as well as films like Catching Feelings, Chief Daddy, 93 Days, Merry Men. We hope that by making these ‘Made in Africa’ titles easily available, we will help ensure they are watched around the world.”

You can access the collection at Netflix.com/madeinafrica or via a search on Netflix for ‘Made in Africa’ or ‘Africa Day.’