A remarkable feat has been accomplished by the Nollywood film “The Black Book,” which was directed by Editi Effiong and features Richard Mofe Damijo as the main character. Just five days after making its Netflix premiere, it occupied the #1 spot globally. The movie received remarkable 5.6 million views and astounding 11.6 million watch hours, according to Netflix data from September 18 to September 24.
This data was obtained from Nairametrics, which monitored data on Flix Patrol, a global platform for streaming rankings and video-on-demand charts.
This Nollywood action thriller, co-written by Bukunmi Ajakiye, produced by Lala Akindoju, and shot by Yinka Edward, makes history as the first Nollywood production with a budget over $1 million. This Netflix original required two years of script creation, one year of pre-production, and a protracted 13-month filming time.
This action-adventure film tells the tale of a grieving father seeking retribution for the murder of his son by a corrupt squad of policemen.
The Black Book, which stars a talented ensemble of actors including Richard Mofe-Damijo, Sam Dede, Alex Osifo, Iretiola Doyle, Patrick Doyle, Femi Branch, Olumide Oworu, Bimbo Manuel, Boki Ofodile, Nobert Young, and Shaffy Bello, displays the inescapable scourge of corruption among top oil and gas officials in the metropolitan cities of Lagos and Kaduna. The work of fiction follows the fate of a hitman-turned-deacon whose past complications come back to haunt him as it tackles the conundrum around the subject of corruption.
The movie “The Black Book” has a TV-MA rating, meaning that it is meant for mature audiences because it contains graphic violence, smoking and other societal vices.