Kenya has made history after the first Netflix series Country Queen premiers. This is a game changer in a country of 56 million people. For a long time, the country has played a big role in the global film industry but not to this level.
This premier sets the pace and marks the beginning of a new era in the Kenyan film industry. Country queen comes at a time when Netflix and Kenya signed a long-term deal to develop and grow the film industry in the country.
What is Country Queen about?
The series storyline is based on a community fighting corporate greed in a country where this is rampant. As per the Netflix introduction, “A Nairobi event planner returns to her village after 10 years, where she confronts her past — and a mining company that threatens to destroy her home.”
The series has 6 episodes and utilizes multiple languages such as Swahili and the local languages. Some of the lead actors in the series include Melvin Alusa, Melissa Kiplagat, and Nini Wacera.
What Country Queen Means for Netflix
The series offers a great opportunity for Netflix to grow its business in the country. By creating content that is relatable to the local conditions, it is easier to sell their products to the local consumers
With the majority of the Kenyans being young and digital savvy, selling its content in the country is easier. The huge population is also a key attraction and the company moves to add subscribers.
What Country Queen Means for Kenya
Kenya is set to get huge benefits from the partnership as well. The series will help expose the countries’ cultures to the global population. It is also a chance to create opportunities for the country’s huge pool of actors.
The Kenyan film industry has been operating below its potential for a long time. With such partnerships and exposures, the industry will achieve accelerated growth creating both direct and indirect benefits.
Hence, as the Country Queen Kenya Netflix series premiers, it carries with it hope for the country film industry and lots of fun for all viewers across the world.