Broadcast Media Africa understands that Amazon Prime Video has acquired the global streaming rights to Surreal 16 Collective’s 2021 award-winning film ‘Juju Stories’.
The critically acclaimed Nigerian anthology film launched on the streaming platform on October 7, much to fans’ excitement following its impressive festival and theatrical run from last year.
Taking to social media and confirming its debut, co-director C.J ‘Fiery’ Obasi said, “Love Potion, Yam, Suffer the Witch, JUJU STORIES are now live on Amazon Prime Video Worldwide. So tell your family, friends and lovers that JUJU has arrived!”
Directed by Obasi, Abba T. Makama and Michael Omonua, the film follows three independent but related stories exploring the concept of juju (black magic) in contemporary Lagos.
In ‘Suffer the Witch’ directed by Obasi, love and friendship become an obsession when a young college woman attracts her crush’s interest. In ‘Love Potion’ by Omonua, an unmarried woman agrees to use juju to find herself an ideal mate. In ‘Yam’ by Makama, consequences arise when a street urchin picks up seemingly random money from the roadside.
‘The cast of Juju Stories includes Paul Utomi, Timini Egbuson, Adebukola Oladipupo, Uzoamaka Aniunoh, Michael Ejoor, Nengi Adoki, Belinda Yanga Agedah, Elvis Poko and Don Ekwuazi, amongst others.
In 2021, the Oge Obasi-produced film premiered to critical acclaim in over 12 African countries.