Nigeria’s tech founders back Nollywood’s movie of the year 🇳🇬 🎬
Nigeria’s tech ecosystem and Nollywood made a baby called The Black Book.
For the first time in Nollywood’s history, Nigerian startup founders were the main backers of a Netflix original directed by Editi Effiong. The founders became executive producers on The Black Book, now streaming on Netflix. Here’s a recap of my conversation with Effiong and some of his executive producers about funding The Black Book and what local investments mean for the future of Africa’s movie industry. In this issue, we’ll break down how the tech ecosystem brought this Netflix original to life. Plus, I’m hosting my first tech conference! And I’ll tell you all about it.