Netflix celebrates Africa Month with curated ‘Made in Africa’ collection

This Africa Month, viewers can enjoy a change of scenery with Netflix’s curated Made in Africa collection.

The popular streaming platform will be showing Netflix originals as well as licensed films, series and documentaries from the African continent.

Aside from developing a profound sense of appreciation for a powerful African narrative, viewers can also explore different landscapes and cultures from Malawi, Zambia, Mozambique and Ghana to South Africa.

With over 100 titles available, including “Queen Sono” and “Blood and Water”, audiences can catch “Jerusalema”, “King of Boys”, “Lionheart”, “Mokalik”, the Oscar-winning “Tsotsi”, “Uncovered”, “The Wedding Party’, “Tjovitjo”, “The Boy who Harnessed the Wind”, “Azali” and more. 

Genevieve Nnaji directs and stars in the Nigerian drama, “Lionheart”. Picture: Supplied

That’s not forgetting, “Holiday in the Wild”, “The Red Sea Diving Resort”, “Troy: Fall of a City”, “Blood Diamond” and Leonardo DiCaprio’s “The Ivory Game” and “Virunga”, which bagged an Oscar nomination. 

Ben Amadasun, Director of licensing and co-productions for Africa at Netflix, revealed: “The only criteria were that the titles selected were available on Netflix for our members to enjoy.  Besides completely African titles from countries across the continent, the collection also includes international films and series that were filmed either predominantly or completely on the continent and highlighted African countries as prime shoot locations. 

“All these titles, from the Netflix originals to the licensed titles are just some of the ways Netflix demonstrates its commitment to investing in  Africa’s creative industries.”

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