Amazon Studios has appointed Nollywood actress and producer, Kemi Lala Akindoju as one of its four-member local Originals development team.
Ned Mitchell, the Head of Originals, Africa & Middle East, Amazon Studios, made this announcement on his LinkedIn page, revealing the three other new executives that will drive the expansion of the streaming service across the continent.
They are Kaye Ann Williams(Head of scripted and movies for South Africa), Brendan Gabriel (Senior Unscripted Creative Executive for South Africa), and Mike-Steve Adeleye (Senior Scripted Creative Executive for Nigeria). They join Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu on the Amazon Studios Originals development team.
Reacting to news via her Instagram page, Akindoju noted that it was an honour to be part of the team committed to making an impact in the Nigerian entertainment industry
I am incredibly excited to be joining the Amazon Studios Local Originals team as the Senior Movies Creative Executive, Nigeria.
Amazon Studios has shown its commitment to creating opportunities that are laser-focused on creatives & content.
It is such an honour to be part of the team committed to making that happen in Nigeria. Not only does it align with my personal passion – growing Nollywood as a whole, as well as growing and honing talent in Nigeria, I get to work with the most amazing and talented team!
Many thanks to Ned Mitchell & Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu for the warm welcome, I look forward to contributing to building Africa’s premiere studio and a home for talent to grow and share their original stories with the world. @nedmitchell_ @wangistar
Exciting times ahead 🙌🏾