The action-packed Nollywood thriller, “The Black Book,” directed by Editi Effiong, has achieved a remarkable milestone, accumulating a staggering 17 million views and securing a position in the top ten Netflix movies in 69 countries. Since its release on September 22, 2023, it has garnered widespread acclaim.
This achievement marks a historic moment as it is now hailed as the largest African film ever on Netflix and represents the first Nollywood movie to attain such global prominence on the streaming platform.
Effiong who shared the number said, “Never in my life did I think this could happen. Thank you so much to everyone who watched, shared, and talked about it,” “Thank you, my amazing cast and crew.”
Flixpatrol, a platform that monitors the daily rankings of the top ten Netflix movies, has consistently placed “The Black Book” on the global top ten list until October 3, where it currently holds the seventh position. On October 2, it occupied the eighth spot.
“The Black Book” is a project that underwent an extensive four-year journey, commencing in 2019. The filming took place at various locations throughout Nigeria, spanning from Tarkwa Bay in Lagos State to Kaduna State.
As “The Black Book” continues to gain prominence on Netflix, it serves as a testament to the strength of collaborative efforts, the faith in African storytelling, and the influence of tech investments in reshaping the Nollywood landscape.
Beyond shattering records, the film’s triumph has ignited a fresh era of African storytelling financed by Africans, ready for the world to embrace.
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