Basket Mouth Hosts Netflix Nigeria’s Industry Celebration Event

  Recognising this, on Sunday, August 13, 2023, Netflix, the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 223 million paid memberships in over 190 countries will be recognizing the contributions
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Leading streaming entertainment service, Netflix has announced celebrated Nigerian entertainer and comedy honcho, Bright Okpocha aka BasketMouth as the host of its upcoming Gala Event tagged Lights, Camera…Naija.

  The event is to celebrate Nollywood’s teeming pool of talented creatives whilst spotlighting the exciting state and potential of the industry.

   Arguably one of Nigeria’s foremost comedians, BasketMouth’s professional career has spanned 25 years and his flagship stand-up comedy special, BasketMouth Uncensored, has toured the biggest stages locally and globally.

 

 

   Basket Mouth’s sterling career includes several producing and acting credits, as well as an active music career. BasketMouth is most known for his wit and spontaneity and with him at the helm of affairs, Lights, Camera…Naija is set to be a night to remember.

  Lights, Camera…Naija is aimed at celebrating actors, producers and others who have contributed to the growth and success of the Nigerian movie industry.  

  The coining of the term Nollywood is credited to A New York Times journalist, Norimitsu Onishi in 2002 ten years after Kenneth Nnebue’s groundbreaking film: Living In Bondage which revolutionized the movie industry was released.

  And ever since, the industry has continued to grow, contributing to the country’s GDP.

  One of the striking features of Nollywood movies was a deviation from the traditional cinema thing that was prevalent heretofore. As rightly noted by some observers, the “Early Nollywood movies were characterized by a kind of home video production quality.

 More recently, however, stakeholders in the Nigerian movie industry are improving their craft. Known for comedies and dramas, Nollywood is now producing more genres like horror, period pieces, musicals, animations, and even Nolly-noir at industry standard picture and sound quality.

  The subset of the entertainment sector is growing in leaps and bounds. With a production output of over 2,500 films yearly, it is ranked the second highest-producing film in the world behind Indian Bollywood. PwC indicates that in 2021, Nigeria’s film industry contributed 2.3% and about 239 billion Naira ($660 million) to GDP and projects that the industry will increase its export revenue earnings to over $1 billion.

   According to PwC Global Entertainment and Media Outlook for 2020-2024, Nigeria’s media and entertainment industry is one of the fastest-growing creative industries in the world. It has the potential to become the country’s greatest export, with a projected annual growth rate of 8.6% and a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.3% from 2018-2023.

  Recognising this, on Sunday, August 13, 2023, Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 223 million paid memberships in over 190 countries will be recognizing the contributions.  

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