August 9, 2022

Amazon Prime Launches Local Services In Nigeria

Streaming video service, Amazon Prime, has announced the launch of a new localized version of its streaming service in Nigeria. 

The company launched in Africa in 2016 and is committed to expanding its services to more than 200 countries. Amazon Prime also plans to expand its services in other markets like South Africa to boost its subscribers in new markets.  

The video streaming services will feature local-language interfaces and subtitling. The launch will benefit the local community as the platform is committed to investing in local production and aims to introduce a discounted Prime membership offer for all its customers. 

For the first time, users will be able to subscribe to the video streaming app using their local currency, and unlike other platforms, they will not be required to use a VPN to watch their favorite shows. 

According to the company, customers in Nigeria will be able to stream more than 20,000 original TV shows and movies, including “The Boys,” “All or Nothing,” “Reacher,” and “All the Old Knives.” The website also confirms that the services will cost ₦2,300 ($4) after a seven-day trial. 

Amazon Prime’s first Nigerian show, “Gangs of Lagos,” is scheduled to be launched later this year. The show explores the story of three friends who navigate the streets of Isale Eko. 

Kumba Kpakima

Kumba Kpakima is a reporter at POCIT. A documentary about the knife crime epidemic in the UK got her a nomination for the UK's #30toWatch Young Journalists of the Year.