The first Nollywood movie to appear on Netflix’s global top five list is Glamor Girls.
Glamour Girls, a Play Network Studios original narrative that debuted less than a week ago, has made history by becoming the first Nollywood movie to appear in the top five global Netflix lists.
Shortly after its debut, the movie drew varying reactions from critics and Nollywood fans. However, it also saw the movie take the top spot on Netflix in Nigeria, and in the two days that followed, it also managed to land in the top 10 in 20 other nations around the world, including the United Arab Emirates, Portugal, South Africa, Kenya, Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Qatar, Belgium, Panama, and Nicaragua.
Charles Okpaleke, better known as Charles of Play, the executive producer and creator of Play Network, wrote in part in response to the criticism.
“Your encouraging comments and helpful critiques inspire us to keep working harder and performing better.
“Thank you for enjoying, criticizing, and observing while consciously (or unconsciously) encouraging the rest of the world to do the same via your many platforms.
“Congratulations to all Nollywood filmmakers who are enduring the agony of filmmaking in Nigeria. You people are an inspiration and a blessing.
And of course, a big shout out to those self-described Nollywood filmmakers and critics who have made a ton of films in their thoughts, won awards with them, and even climbed the stage to deliver speeches but haven’t actually made any. We see you and we support you! A victory for one benefits everyone.
The film Glamour Girls, which was directed by Bunmi Ajekaiye and produced by Abimbola Craig, examines the fast-paced lives of a group of promiscuous women who are enjoying a life of glitz and glamour and are prepared to do whatever it takes to maintain their way of life. Following a murder and an alleged theft that endangers their lives at home and abroad, the unrestrained access to riches and luxury that once governed their universe quickly loses its significance. Nse-Ikpe Etim, Segilola Ogidan, Toke Makinwa, Joselyn Dumas, and Sharon Ooja Egwurube are among the actors who appear in the movie.