Global streamer Amazon Prime Video has launched a local version of its service in Nigeria, with two Nigerian originals forming part of the content lineup.
Nigerian productions are crime drama Gangs of Lagos and comedy format LOL: Last One Laughing Naija.
Gangs of Lagos centers on a group of friends growing up on the streets of the Nigerian town. Produced by Jade Osiberu and Kemi Lala Akindoju and co-produced by Akin Omotoso, it stars actors such as Tobi Bakre and Adesua Etomi-Wellington.
LOL: Last One Laughing Naija is a local adaptation of the Japanese LOL format. In the show, 10 famous comedians try to make each other laugh. Whoever refrains from laughing the longest, while forcing the other contestants to laugh first, is the winner. LOL will be hosted by Nigerian comedian Basketmouth.
Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, head of Nigerian originals at Prime Video, said the originals would complement the streamer’s growing catalog of Nollywood and African series and movies.
“This news is a testament to our continued commitment to the Nigerian TV and film industry, bringing the best of authentic, local stories not only to our customers in Nigeria, but also to Prime Video members around the world,” a- she added.