Will Netflix’s first African series open a new chapter in African filmmaking?
27 February 2020 | 6:41 am
The release of "Queen Sono" is to be the first of several African original series to premiere this year on Netflix. Filmmakers say the move by the US streaming provider could give a welcome boost to its film scene.
31 Jul 2020
Since 2015, when Kunle Afolayan’s October 1st was onboarded to Netflix, more and more Nigerian films have made their way to the platform. This has become more frequent in recent months. And also, during this pandemic period, one of the things that have kept Millions sane over time is streaming giant – Netflix. So we bring to you the top 10 Nollywood films on Netflix.
5 Sep 2020
The ban on film production in Nigeria has partially eased, but strict guidelines are in place to avoid the spread of coronavirus, meaning big changes to procedures on-set. Producers now work with very limited crew and actors, with the production team for one sitcom scaling down from 70 crew members to 12.
11 Oct 2020
After discussing how the press is covering poverty in France and hunger in Africa, we lighten things up (a bit) with how social media has found a new, favourite young whistleblower and a buzzing TV show, "Emily in Paris".
8 Oct 2020
Oloture is the story of a young, naive Nigerian journalist who goes undercover to expose the shady underworld of human trafficking.
14 Jan 2021
With movie premieres remaining up in the air due to the pandemic, Netflix decided to drop the names of every film they’ll release this year.
23 Jan 2021
The success of the "Lupin" series on Netflix is reviving public interest in Maurice Leblanc's novels about the gentleman burglar. "The book that we see very regularly in the hands of Omar Sy and his son in the series is already out of print," says the manager of a bookshop on the outskirts of Paris.
13 Feb 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Sunday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Sunday.
16 Feb 2021
It's not just boy meets girl but also Bollywood meets Nollywood in a film released by Netflix on Valentine's Day, and created by an Indian-Nigerian restaurateur.
20 Feb 2021
Madonna is set to release a Netflix documentary featuring extensive footage from her troubled Madame X tour, according to new reports.
19 Apr 2021
Imagine working for a company where you don't have to apply for holiday time or seek prior approval for expenses. Imagine giving feedback to your boss – in public! Imagine being trusted to make major decisions without clearance from line managers. The flipside? If you perform anything less than excellently, you lose your job. Freedom and "talent density" are the two key ingredients of Netflix's corporate culture. The formula has driven the company from a humble DVD rental service 20 years ago to one of the world’s most successful entertainment corporations.
25 Apr 2021
Shares in Netflix plunged by almost nine percent in after-hours trading on Wall Street on Tuesday, after the streaming giant announced a major slowdown in subscriber growth. Netflix added just four million new customers in the first three months of 2021, compared to 16 million in the same period last year. The company is hoping that new seasons of hit shows like "Sex Education" will help boost growth later this year. Also today, we hear how French employers are struggling to recruit seasonal workers for this summer.
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