Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)It was a nighttime of glitz and glamor arsenic Nigeria's movie manufacture stars, known arsenic Nollywood, strutted the reddish carpet connected Wednesday astatine the motorboat of Netflix's archetypal Nigerian Original series, Blood Sisters.
The taxable of the premiere was 'Red and Fugitive' and Nollywood stars turned retired successful benignant to motorboat the bid created by starring Nigerian accumulation institution EbonyLife Studios.
Blood Sisters features Nollywood seasoned stars specified arsenic Kate Henshaw, Uche Jombo, Ramsey Nouah, Segun Arinze and Joke Silva.
It besides stars newcomers Nancy Isime and Ini Dima-Okojie who play friends successful the transgression thriller which spotlights "two friends, a acheronian secret, and an unforgiving family," according to Netflix.
Nigeria's Minister for Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed was besides astatine the premiere and lauded the motorboat arsenic grounds of the maturation of Nigeria's originative industry.
"It's not casual to enactment your movie, speech little of a bid connected Netflix...this is 1 of the wide indications that our originative manufacture is going places," the curate said astatine the premiere.
EbonyLife Studios laminitis Mo Abudu said the bid was filmed during the pandemic successful Lagos, a process Abudu describes arsenic a "unique and aggravated experience."
Abudu's different productions with Netflix see the movie "Òlòturé," which was released to planetary acclaim and an adaptation of Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka's "Death and the King's Horseman."
Nigeria's movie manufacture has grown into a multimillion-dollar industry and has gained planetary acclaim.
Other streaming platforms besides have Nigeria's movie marketplace successful their sights.
US streaming work Amazon Prime Video recently secured licensing deals with Nigerian filmmakers Inkblot Productions and Anthill Studios, successful a determination that would spot Nigerian movies watercourse connected the Amazon platform.
Amazon has commissioned Original bid and films with Nigerian and different African partners, the institution told CNN.
Nigeria is regarded as Africa's astir prolific filmmaking hub. Thousands of movies are produced in Nigeria every year, according to the country's statistic office.