Nigeria’s award winning filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, has clinched a deal with Netflix, one of the biggest video sharing website. The first product of their contract is Afolayan’s latest flick, October 1, which online sales will begin in March.
First independent African film to be distributed on Netflix, October 1, will be translated in about 10 languages, as part of the deal demands. The United Kingdom, United States, include countries where the film will sell, while its subtitling will be in Spanish and Portuguese, Finnish, Dutch, German, Danish and Norwegian. Afolayan expressed his delight about the deal, calling it a dream come true. “Yes, we make films but no credible and certified outlets for sales. No doubt, we are doing well here, a few premiere here and there. But this is an international deal. This is a big exposure and the begininng of a new era for African films,” Afolayan said.