Actress and Filmmaker Kemi Lala Akindoju has joined Hollywood’s Amazon Studios Local Originals team as a senior movies creative executive.
The excited 35-year-old made the announcement in an Instagram post on Tuesday, September 6.
Lala noted that it was an honour to be part of the team committed to making an impact in the Nigerian entertainment industry.
She wrote: “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.”
Fellow celebrities like Funke Akindele, Juliana Olayode, Dorathy Bachor, Dakore Egbuson, Ijeoma Grace Agu, Adesua Etomi and Beverly Naya congratulated her in the comment section of the post.
Earlier in January, filmmaker and founder of Anthill Productions, Niyi Akinmolayan, announced a new partnership with Amazon Prime Video to distribute Nollywood movies on its platform.