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Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by nlfpmod: 8:12am On Aug 05
Amazon Prime Video today announced the launch of the localized version of its streaming service in one of Africa’s biggest markets: Nigeria. Just as it did in Southeast Asia some days back, the tech giant is attempting to boost its subscriber push in new markets like Africa by increasing its investment in local production, unveiling slates of localized originals and introducing discounted Amazon Prime membership offerings to customers.

Amazon Prime Video launched in Africa in 2016 as part of its global push across more than 200 countries worldwide, bringing some serious competition to Netflix’s global plan launched that same year. However, versions of the service available in the region have never featured the local-language interfaces, subtitling and original content offerings typical in more developed markets.

That changes today in Nigeria and the whole of Africa as the company plans to launch in other markets like South Africa. In a tweet by its official account, Prime Video Naija, the company said that customers in Nigeria can stream more than 20,000 original TV shows and movies within its ecosystem, such as “The Boys,” “All or Nothing,” “Reacher” and “All the Old Knives.” According to its website, the service will cost ₦2,300/month (~$4) after a seven-day trial. Thus, for the first time, users in Nigeria will be able to subscribe to Prime Video using their local currency, and unlike how most have accessed the platform for region-specific content in the past, they would not require a VPN to stream content on the service.

Prime Video and other streaming services such as Netflix, Disney+, Canal+ and Showmax are vying for Africa’s 2026-projected 15 million video-on-demand subscribers. According to Digital TV Research, an analytics firm, Prime Video has 600,000 subscribers in Africa and might add 1.5 million new subscribers compared to Netflix’s 3 million subscribers in the next four years.

To gain more market share amid a streaming war for African content and eyeballs, Prime Video has been collaborating with filmmakers and content creators in Nigeria regarding the production of original and licensed content. The past couple of months has seen the service make strategic moves, such as closing theatrical outlet agreements with Anthill Studios, Inkblot Productions and Evoke Studios, hiring Insight Publicis as its creative agency and recruiting senior executives like Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu, head of Nigerian Local Originals, to develop original video content in Nigeria, Africa’s largest film industry.

Amazon Prime Video’s first Nigerian show is “Gangs of Lagos,” a local original crime action movie that follows three friends’ lives as they navigate the streets of Isale Eko in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, scheduled to be ready for launch later this year.

https://techcrunch.com/2022/08/04/amazon-prime-video-launches-local-service-in-nigeria/

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Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by MuslimIgbo: 8:20am On Aug 05
cool

Beautiful!
I love competition. This will make Netflix and DStv be on their toes cool

Meanwhile,
Some of my cunning brothers endorsing Obi now will still end up voting Tinubu. Sense no go kill Igbo man grin grin grin

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Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by inoki247: 8:20am On Aug 05
Anything Amazon I no dey near am again in my life....

Doz people sabi rip person dem go jus block your account wey money dey inside....

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Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by MuslimIgbo: 8:20am On Aug 05
Good.

Waiting for Elon Musk to launch his data services too. The way MTN is ripping us off
I subscribe ₦1,500 6gb weekly package at least, 3 (THREE) times in a week.
Dem no gree give me DATA FOR ME again embarassed

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Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by Ekejoestar(m): 8:20am On Aug 05
Netflix is still the Baba.

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Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by EzeNdigboONE: 8:21am On Aug 05
inoki247:
Anything Amazon I no dey near am again in my life....

Doz people sabi rip person dem go jus block your account wey money dey inside....

Na your fault.

Some of you will think you're smart. You will fraudulently be using a service that's not available to your through VPN and as usual, after some time, the catch you and block your account.
Na see fault?

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Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by GraciousHeartsM: 8:21am On Aug 05
Good. Local stations and startups could be encouraged to have these kinds of home-grown platforms, instead of import them.


Meanwhile, if you're in Port Harcourt, let's worship and pray for the Light of Nigeria to shine again.
Gracious Hearts Music Light Has Come worship concert... August 28! This is for everyone!!!

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Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by alcuin(m): 8:21am On Aug 05
Wahala for Netflix

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Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by Pootle: 8:21am On Aug 05
ok good one
Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by hayohdele(m): 8:21am On Aug 05
I DID IT ���

The journey I started April 2nd, 2022 has yielded 1 million in sales and 500k in commission!

500k In 4 Months!!!

I can't express the joy I'm feeling right now! It wasn't easy, God made it easy, ASUU also made it easy �

It took Months of hardwork and consistency.
Glory to God �

let's get to 1m next ❤️❤️

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Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by OnionBandit(f): 8:22am On Aug 05
Make e be free sef, who get time dey watch film with wetin economy dey talk so?

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Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by Akfrenzy(m): 8:22am On Aug 05
grin
Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by Scammerr(m): 8:22am On Aug 05

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Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by skywalker240(m): 8:22am On Aug 05
Good one
Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by Sunisonflex39(m): 8:22am On Aug 05
... buhari will list this as an achievement..just watch..one,two,go...

My signature might interest you..all way na way..man must chow. Make passive income..I just say make I try

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Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by itzzkhaliii(m): 8:22am On Aug 05
Good move,any investor we go better the lives of Naija people is welcome.
Meanwhile I get Two Touchscreen laptops for sale.

Asus Transformer Tp500l
&
Lenovo Yoga 11s

Details in my Signature.
Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by Ancecoker(m): 8:22am On Aug 05
cheesy
Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by MrRobot: 8:23am On Aug 05
Where is the electricity to watch Amazon Prime?

After you paid 2,500 you will still buy fuel that’s expensive to watch your paid subscription. How do you guys even survive in Nigeria?

If you like come 2023 go Vote APC again. Nigerians will be running to Niger for refuge

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Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by coconutbag: 8:23am On Aug 05
Ah
Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by Razy75g: 8:24am On Aug 05
I hope the leprous APC does spoil it for people

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Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by Ancecoker(m): 8:24am On Aug 05
hayohdele:
I DID IT ���

The journey I started April 2nd, 2022 has yielded 1 million in sales and 500k in commission!

500k In 4 Months!!!

I can't express the joy I'm feeling right now! It wasn't easy, God made it easy, ASUU also made it easy �

It took Months of hardwork and consistency.
Glory to God �

let's get to 1m next ❤️❤️



Baba just hold your joy to yourself ooo... Make you no come do us strong thing for here again

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Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by OneKinGuy(m): 8:24am On Aug 05
Good. I actually prefer prime video to Netflix. They deliver quality movies/series.
Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by NGArmyTerrorist: 8:24am On Aug 05
Simple $4 is now 2,300! The Zoo is on fire!

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Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by LollySeaSide: 8:24am On Aug 05
A bold step.
Netflix can now f*ck themselves with their limited devices and low-quality offers!
Amazon prime video issa goal........
Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by wink2015: 8:25am On Aug 05
inoki247:
Anything Amazon I no dey near am again in my life....

Doz people sabi rip person dem go jus block your account wey money dey inside....

Your statement is without proof and it lacks sufficient details that will enable members of this community understand your challenges.
Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by Mpcoll001: 8:25am On Aug 05
Okay, for those who stream movies.. sad




However, check below

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Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by hayohdele(m): 8:25am On Aug 05
Ancecoker:




Baba just hold your joy to yourself ooo... Make you no come do us strong thing for here again
Funny you �
Re: Amazon Prime Video Launches In Nigeria by DrAkpamudehe: 8:25am On Aug 05
Looking at the comments above, I can confirm that Nigerians in that country are really suffering....
If una like make una no use una common sense next year February. Una go still chop painful breakfast for the next 8yrs. Better Atikulate

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