Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry, has been gaining global recognition and acclaim in recent years. With the rise of streaming platforms like Netflix, Nollywood has been able to reach a wider audience, and now it seems that Netflix is interested in delving even deeper into the world of Nollywood.
Recently, Nigerian superstar Davido revealed in an interview with Esquire Middle East that he has an upcoming documentary series with Netflix, titled “David.” The series will be a docu-series about his life and is set to be released on the streaming platform in December.
This announcement comes on the heels of the success of Netflix’s 2022 documentary “Afrobeats: The Backstory,” which explored the rise of the Afrobeats music genre and featured interviews with some of its biggest stars, including Burna Boy, Wizkid, and Tiwa Savage. The documentary was met with critical acclaim and helped to further cement the influence of Afrobeats on the global music scene.
With the success of “Afrobeats: The Backstory” and the upcoming release of Davido’s documentary series, it seems that Netflix is taking a keen interest in the lives of the biggest stars in Nollywood. This could mean that we may see more documentaries about the lives and careers of Nollywood’s biggest stars on the streaming platform in the near future.
If Netflix were to commission documentaries about the lives of other Nollywood stars like Funke Akindele, Mo Abudu, Kunle Afolayan, and others, it could have a significant impact on the industry. These documentaries would provide a behind-the-scenes look at the lives and careers of some of Nollywood’s biggest names, which would be of great interest to fans both within and outside Nigeria.
By giving viewers a glimpse into the lives of these stars, the documentaries could help to humanize them and make them more relatable to their fans. Additionally, documentaries about Nollywood stars could help to bring more attention and recognition to the industry as a whole, showcasing the talent, hard work, and dedication of these stars.
Moreover, the documentaries could help to break down stereotypes and misconceptions about Nollywood and show the world what makes it such a unique and thriving film industry. By highlighting the success and potential of Nollywood, these documentaries could attract more investors and support from both within and outside Nigeria, which could lead to even bigger and better productions in the future.
Overall, the announcement of Davido’s upcoming documentary series with Netflix is exciting news for both Nollywood and fans of the superstar. As Netflix continues to invest in the stories and lives of Nollywood’s biggest stars, we may see even more growth and success for the industry as a whole. If Netflix were to commission more documentaries about the lives of Nollywood stars like Funke Akindele, Mo Abudu, Kunle Afolayan, and others, it could have a positive impact on the industry, helping to increase its visibility, recognition, and funding.