Amazon Prime Video has confirmed its first Nollywood distribution deal with Nigerian film production company, Inkblot Productions.
According to multiple reports, the Damola Ademola, Zulumoke Oyibo and Chinaza Onuzo founded company recently signed the multiyear contract that will see Amazon Prime Video have exclusive distribution rights to its 2022 theatrical releases.
Some of the films already licenced by the streamer include ‘Moms At War 2’, ‘The Set Up 2’, ‘New Money 3’ and new titles including ‘Charge and Bail’, ‘Superstar’ and ‘The Blood Covenant’.
Speaking on the new partnership, Prime Video’s director of content acquisition and head of worldwide major studio licensing strategy, Ayanna Lonian said:
“We know Prime Video customers around the world love movies and this new deal with Inkblot Studios will deliver some of the best Nigerian and African films available for our customers.”
“Nigerian stories are truly some of the most exciting and thrilling in the world. The Inkblot deal will allow us to deliver great Nigerian movies, post their theatrical release in Nigeria, to our global audience, and will continue to build upon Prime Video’s catalog and goal to delight Prime members,” he added.
Chinaza Onuzo, co-founder Inkblot Studios, shared: “At Inkblot Studios, we produce some of the biggest and most creative, original films in the Nigerian film industry.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to showcase our films to Amazon Prime Video’s over 200 million members. We believe that Nigerian films have a truly global appeal and are thrilled to be working with Amazon Prime Video to deliver the very best in entertainment worldwide.”
Amazon made its first public appearance in Nollywood back in November at the 2021 AFRIFF.