Prime Video has its very first original film out of Africa coming to the platform this April.
Gangs of Lagos will premiere on April 7 worldwide exclusively on Prime Video as well as in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa. The film, which comes from acclaimed filmmaker Jáde Osiberu, is one of the most highly anticipated films to come out of Nollywood, the world’s second-largest film industry this year.
The film stars Tobi Bakre, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Chike Osebuka, Chioma Chukwuka and Iyabo Ojo.
Here's an official description:
‘Gangs of Lagos’ is a high-stakes, gritty, and hard-hitting action crime-thriller, with an authentic storyline centred on a group of childhood friends who each have to navigate destiny, growing up on the bustling streets and neighbourhood of Isale Eko, Lagos. It features elaborate set pieces, action scenes, and engaging dialogue, balanced by a high-octane pace and emotionally grounded story at its core.
“I’m thrilled to be introducing audiences to this epic storyline and A-List talent from Nigeria with the launch of Gangs of Lagos,” said Osiberu. “It’s a great opportunity to elevate Nigerian stories on a global scale with Prime Video.”
“At Prime Video, we are looking to work with original voices to create spectacular stories and events that audiences can connect with wherever they may be,” said Ned Mitchell, head of African and Middle East Originals, Prime Video. “Gangs of Lagos launching will truly be a global cultural moment that marks the beginning of a new era in storytelling, where audiences everywhere can see the full power of Nigerian and African voices and the depths of our continued commitment to the local TV and film industry.”