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How Editi Effiong & Richard Mofe-Damijo made ‘The Black Book’ a global Netflix hit

Netflix says the action-thriller, starring Nollywood icon Richard Mofe-Damijo as Paul Edima, an avenging ex-security operative on the hunt for the murderers of his only child, ranked fourth globally amongst the platform’s English-language titles after the first weekend of its release. The Editi Effiong-directed film also pulled in at least 5.6 million views in the first two days, ranking in the top ten in at least 38 countries, with audiences in South America and Europe also tuning in.

“The thing that drove me was trying to create a spectacle that was very authentic to who we are as Nigerians,” Effiong tells The Africa Report about the three-and-a-half-year journey that led to The Black Book.

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