Chichi Nworah‘s crime thriller “Shanty Town” and Inkblot Productions’ young adult series “Far From Home” were the most streamed Nollywood titles in Africa on Netflix. This information was released on December 12, 2023, in Netflix’s first-ever ‘What We Watched: A Netflix Engagement Report, and it reflects what its subscribers are watching and covers hours viewed from January to June 2023.

In the statement released by the streaming platform,

Starting today we will publish What We Watched: A

Netflix Engagement Report twice a year. This is a comprehensive report of what people watched on Netflix over a six-month period, including: 

  • Hours viewed for every title — original and licensed — watched for over 50,000 hours;
  • The premiere datefor any Netflix TV series or film; and
  • Whether a title was available globally.

In total, this report covers more than 18,000 titles — representing 99% of all viewing on Netflix — and nearly 100 billion hours viewed.

The Top Two Most Streamed Nollywood Titles on Netflix in Africa Are “Shanty Town” & “Far From Home” 

The “What We Watched” report is the first of its kind and will be released twice a year. It provides valuable insights into viewership trends, including premiere dates, hours viewed, and global availability. The report covers almost 100% of Netflix viewing and includes data from over 18,000 titles, amounting to nearly 100 billion hours of watch time. This report is a comprehensive review of what people are watching on Netflix.

The top 10 most streamed African titles on Netflix are as follows: Unseen (Season 1), Shanty Town, Kings of Jo’burg (Season 1 and 2), Young, Famous and African (Season 2), iNumber Number: Jozi GoldBlood and Water (Season 3), Wild is the Wind, I Am All Girls, and Far From Home.

Unseen, the South African series, topped the charts for Africa and ranked 229th globally. This series was streamed for over 60 million hours on Netflix. South Africa had the most representation in the top 10 most-streamed movies in Africa with eight movies, while Nigeria had two movies, Shanty Town and Far From Home. These two movies were ranked 750 and 2088, respectively, on Netflix’s global scale.

In Nigeria, the following are the most streamed titles from Nollywood on Netflix: Shanty Town, Far From Home, A Sunday Affair, Before Valentine’s, The Plan, A Simple Life, The Wildflower, Ijakumo, Strangers, Passport, Ile Owo, Obara’M, Dark October, A Lot Like Love, and All Na Vibe.