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Amazon Prime Video signs deal with Nigeria’s Inkblot Studios
Prime Video has already confirmed the inclusion of Inkblot’s The Set Up 2, Moms at War 2, and New Money 3 as well as new titles such as Charge and Bail, Superstar and The Blood Covenant.
Amazon Prime Video has signed an exclusive, multi-year licensing agreement with the leading Nigerian production company Inkblot Studios.
The agreement is Amazon's first on the continent, and will compete for new subscribers alongside Netflix, BBC Studios, and Sony Pictures, who have all recently signed deals with Mo Abudu's EbonyLife Media. The agreement will mean that Amazon gains exclusive rights to Inkblot’s releases, after their in-theatre runs.
“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,” said Ayanna Lonian, Amazon Prime Video’s Director of Content Acquisition and Head of Worldwide Major Studio Licensing Strategy.
“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.”
Chinaza Onuzo, Co-Founder of 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.”