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Shanty Town tops Nollywood dramas on Netflix Africa

A popular movie series titled, ‘Shanty Town’, has been declared as the most-streamed Netflix African Original in Nigeria, and the second most-streamed across the continent, according to the streaming platform’s first-ever ‘What We Watched: A Netflix Engagement Report’, released during the week.

The report reflects what its subscribers are watching, and covers hours viewed from January to June 2023.

The movie series, which was produced by Chinenye Nworah, is a bold crime drama that depicts the dark and chaotic life of the Lagos underground. The show delves into the lives of struggling residents in a Lagos slum, but their aspirations and struggles echoed across the continent.

Released in January, the movie garnered 27.3 million hours of views between January and June 2023. It trails ‘Unseen’, a South African mystery thriller, which is the most viewed African original with a total view of 60 million hours.

The ‘What We Watched’ report is the first of what is set to be a biannual report providing insights into viewership trends, covering key aspects such as hours viewed, premiere dates, and global availability.

The series, which was directed by Dimeji Ajibola, features Ini Edo, Chidi Mokeme, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Mercy Eke, Nancy Isime, Zubby Michael, Uche Jombo, RMD and Peter Okoye (P-Square).

Meanwhile, Nworah recently produced another series titled, ‘Slum King’— an African Magic original 10-episode series.

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