BMA has learnt that the Nigeria film ‘The Trade’ is set to debut on Prime Video over the weekend. The global streaming platform confirmed the international release date earlier this week.
Inspired by actual events, the Jade Osiberu-directed crime drama tells the story of Dike Maduka, aka Eric, a notorious genius billionaire kidnapper who ravaged the southern part of Nigeria for several years. After evading arrest for two decades, a fast-rising police officer and head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Superintendent Khalid Abubakar, leads a high-stakes investigation into the famous kidnapper’s activities.
The Trade, co-produced by David Musa, features Ali Nuhu, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Rita Dominic, Shawn Faqua, Nengi Adoki, Stan Nze, Chiwetalu Agu, Kelechi Udegbe, Gideon Okeke, Gregory Ojefua, Charles Inojie, Denola Grey, and Waje.
Before the movie’s global release, ‘The Trade’ opened in cinemas earlier this year on January 13, 2023.
Despite great reviews and initially showing in 53 locations across Nigeria, the crime drama had an underwhelming theatre run. Nevertheless, the movie earned US$33 703,85 in three weeks.
‘The Trade’ premieres on Prime Video on March 17, 2023.