Jade Osiberu Inks Exclusive Deal With Amazon Prime Video

Osiberu’s three-year deal will include the creation of Original scripted TV and movie concepts

Following its recent launch in Nigeria earlier last month, Prime Video has today announced an exclusive overall deal with one of Nigeria’s leading filmmakers and directors, Jáde Osiberu, the creator of ‘Sugar Rush,’ ‘Isoken,’ and ‘Gidi Up,’ as well as highly anticipated upcoming Amazon Original movie ‘Gangs of Lagos.’


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Officially announced today, Osiberu’s three-year deal will include the creation of Original scripted TV and movie concepts, produced by her production company Greoh Studios. The deal comes as her upcoming film ‘Gangs of Lagos’ takes part in an exclusive preview screening at the Toronto International Film Festival with the movie set to launch as the first Nigerian Original exclusively on Prime Video later this year.

The deal follows similar international agreements with talent such as Phoebe Waller-Bridge (‘Fleabag’), Steve McQueen (‘Small Axe’), Rachel Brosnahan (‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’), Donald Glover (‘Mr. & Ms. Smith’), and Jenny Han (‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’).

Speaking about the new deal, Osiberu shares:

“I am overjoyed with this collaboration and already feel like I’m part of the Prime Video and Amazon Studios family. It will be an absolute pleasure to introduce Prime Video audiences to the most exciting talent and storylines Nigeria has to offer, and I’m looking forward to continuing to help elevate Nigerian stories on a global scale.”

According to its synopsis, ‘Gangs of Lagos’ is a high-stakes, gritty, and hard-hitting action crime-thriller, with an authentic storyline centered on a group of friends who each have to navigate destiny, growing up on the bustling streets and neighborhood of Isale Eko, Lagos, Nigeria. It features elaborate set pieces, action scenes, and engaging dialogue, balanced out by its high-octane pace and an emotionally grounded story at its core. Starring Tobi Bakre, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, and Chiké, Gangs of Lagos is directed and produced by Jade Osiberu, produced by Kemi Lala Akindoju, and co-produced by Akin Omotoso. The movie will launch exclusively on Prime Video in Nigeria and worldwide later this year.

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