Popular Nigerian filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan has had more reasons to rejoice as his films have now been listed on one of Europe’s top web film streaming platforms, Amazon Prime, and can now be viewed in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and other countries.
Amazon Prime is a paid subscription service offered by Amazon that gives users access to free two-day delivery, streaming video and music, and other benefits for a monthly or yearly fee.
Amazon launched the programmme in Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom in 2007; in France in 2008, in Italy in 2011, in Canada in 2013; in India in July 2016 and in Mexico in March 2017.
In January 2016, Amazon Prime reached 54 million members according to a report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners. Several reports in January 2016 said that nearly half of all U.S. households are members of Amazon Prime.
The world can now watch Kunle Afolayan’s Golden Effects films, including “The Figurine (Araromire)”, “The C.E.O.” and “October 1” on Amazon Prime in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Japan.
A statement by Golden Effects media on Tuesday says:
“In light of requests from various fans of ours in diaspora who for reasons of distance are unable to watch our films, we are most delighted to inform you that you can now watch our films on AMAZON PRIME.
“Due to its gradual expansion, Amazon Prime is still not available in Nigeria, however, if you are in the United States, The United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, you will be able to see these exceptional films from the Nigerian filmmaking industry.”