Less than a week after its release, Glamour Girls, an original story produced by the Play Network Studios, has become the first Nollywood film to rank in the top ten Netflix global charts.
Upon release, the film was met with mixed reviews from film critics and fans, who pushed the release to the top trending topic in Nigeria across various social media platforms.
In just 24 hours after its release, Glamour Girls was the Number 1 film on Netflix in Nigeria, reaching the Top 10 spot in 20 other countries, including the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Portugal, Kenya, Trinidad, Venezuela and Tobago, Belgium, Qatar, Belgium among others.
Taking to his Instagram account, Executive Producer Charles Okpaleke, popularly known as Charles of Play, revealed that the crew was 90 per cent female-led and facilitated, with the movie director, producer, writer, associate producers, and story editors being all-female.
He further highlighted the importance of exploring his intellectual property rights to Glamour Girls in a way that promotes gender equality and encourages female leadership at every stage of Nigerian filmmaking.
The modern-day remake of the classic Nollywood film is about a group of four girls who are desperately trying to make a living in the big city of Lagos. Within the usually patriarchal African community, they all dare to raise a stir with their professions as high-end escorts. However, the unrestricted access to wealth and privilege that once ruled their universe soon becomes secondary following a tragic incident.
Produced by Abimbola Craig and directed by Bunmi Ajekaiye, the film features Sharon Ooja Egwurube, Nse-Ikpe Etim, Toke Makinwa, Segilola Ogidan and Joselyn Dumas, among others.