Prime Video, a global streaming service, announced today that ‘Gangs of Lagos,’ its first African Original film, will premiere on Prime Video on April 7 in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa.
‘Gangs of Lagos,’ from renowned director Jáde Osiberu, is one of the most anticipated films to come out of Nollywood this year, the world’s second-largest film industry.
In addition, Prime Video released character posters and key art for the film, along with a teaser trailer.
In the high-stakes, gritty, and hard-hitting action crime-thriller ‘Gangs of Lagos,‘ a group of childhood friends must all negotiate their own destiny as they grow up in the busy streets and neighborhood of Isale Eko, Lagos.
The extravagant set pieces, action scenes, and interesting dialogue are balanced out by a high-octane pace and an emotionally resonant plot at its heart. Tobi Bakre, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, Chike Osebuka, Chioma Chukwuka, and Iyabo Ojo star in Jáde Osiberu’s film Gangs of Lagos, which he also directed and produced.
“Gangs of Lagos is a unique story about family and friendship, against the action-packed backdrop and striking set pieces of the streets of Lagos,” said Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, head of Nigerian Originals, Prime Video.
“As the first Nigerian Original to launch on Prime Video, Gangs of Lagos sets the tone and standard, with the authentically Nigerian storyline in a genre that is so popular around the globe, making it a movie for our audiences at home and abroad.”
“I’m thrilled to be introducing audiences to this epic storyline and A-List talent from Nigeria with the launch of Gangs of Lagos,” said Jáde Osiberu. “It’s a great opportunity to elevate Nigerian stories on a global scale with Prime Video.”
“At Prime Video, we are looking to work with original voices to create spectacular stories and events that audiences can connect with wherever they may be,” said Ned Mitchell, head of African and Middle East Originals, Prime Video.
“Gangs of Lagos launching will truly be a global cultural moment that marks the beginning of a new era in storytelling, where audiences everywhere can see the full power of Nigerian and African voices and the depths of our continued commitment to the local TV and film industry.”
Gangs of Lagos builds on Prime Video’s commitment to deliver local and authentic African films and series to a global audience, including an exclusive overall deal with the director and producer of the movie, Jáde Osiberu and her production company Greoh Studios, who recently brought Prime Video customers the top-performing, crime-thriller, Brotherhood.