Netflix is taking a serious look at licensing content from the motherland. Earlier this year, a Zimbabwean creator secured a deal for his animated musical on the platform. The media company has announced yet another African film will be added to their roster.
Mama K’s Team 4 is an animated show created by Zambian writer Malenga Mulendema and it follows the story of four teenage superheroines who are recruited by a retired secret agent. The story is also set in Lusaka.
In creating a superhero show set in Lusaka, I hope to introduce the world to four strong African girls who save the day in their own fun and crazy way. Most importantly, I want to illustrate that anyone from anywhere can be a superhero.
What happens to local VoD services?
It will be interesting to see the impact of Netflix’s move to start licensing African shows. That might put a dent on the hopes held by local players such as Kwese iflix and TelOne
Kwese iflix is a subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service in Africa by the Econet Media group and Asian subscription VOD company iflix. Kwese iflix came about after the two companies signed a partnership to operates a mobile-based subscription VOD service in sub-Saharan Africa in... Read More About Kwese iflix