Closely after the streek of successes recorded by the movie “Jagun-Jagun”, by the Nigerian Film Maker, Femi Adebayo, and in a groundbreaking achievement for African cinema, Editi Effiong’s directorial debut, “The Black Book,” has taken the world by storm, hitting the impressive #4 spot on Netflix’s global charts just two days after its release on September 22nd. The film’s remarkable ascent on the world’s largest streaming platform is nothing short of a cinematic triumph, and it’s setting new records for African filmmaking.
Editi Effiong took to social media to express his gratitude and amazement, saying, “Thank you Nigeria. Thank you Nollywood. Thank you, World!!! ‘The Black Book’ is the #1 film in the world on Netflix,” before delving into the incredible journey this film has undertaken.
Netflix, with its vast international reach, is known for hosting a diverse array of content from around the world. Breaking through to the top ranks globally is no small feat, and it speaks volumes about the quality and appeal of “The Black Book.” This achievement is not just a personal triumph for Editi Effiong but a significant milestone for African cinema as a whole.
What makes this accomplishment even more remarkable is the film’s rapid rise to the #4 position within just two days of its release. This kind of global recognition and popularity is a testament to the talent and dedication of Editi and his team.
The film’s success isn’t limited to one region either; it’s resonating with audiences worldwide. “The Black Book” has already claimed the top spot in countries like South Korea, Poland, Argentina, and Jamaica, showcasing its universal appeal and the ability of African storytelling to captivate viewers across the globe.
While the news of this groundbreaking achievement is already reverberating through the film industry, Editi Effiong remains humble, stating that he’s eagerly awaiting the official data to get a comprehensive view of the film’s performance. This achievement wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the cast and crew who joined him on this journey.
Editi also took the time to acknowledge the talents who contributed to this success, such as the renowned actor @rmofedamijo, who is undoubtedly shining as a global superstar, and the late Pat Nebo, whose vision and support have played a pivotal role in bringing “The Black Book” to the world.
As we eagerly await the official data, there’s no doubt that “The Black Book” is not just a film but a cultural milestone. It’s a testament to the power of storytelling and the endless potential of African cinema. Editi Effiong’s directorial debut has not only made history but also paved the way for a brighter future for African filmmakers on the global stage. The ocean wave of African cinema is indeed taking over the world, and “The Black Book” is riding at its crest.