Showmax Celebrates 30 Nollywood Women – Blueprint Newspapers Limited

As the world continues to celebrate International Women’s Day 2022, Showmax, an online subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service which launched in South Africa on August 19, 2015, has announced that it will release daily profiles of Nollywood women to celebrate women’s history month.

The streaming platform is taking the celebrations up a notch with a collection of Nollywood movies starring 30 female leads.

While Showmax highlights 30 Nollywood women in front and behind the camera, it also celebrates every Nigerian woman in film with this collection.

Explaining why Showmax needs to shine a spotlight on Nollywood women’s films, Head of Content: Showmax Africa, Candice Fangueiro said, “As a platform made by Africans for Africans to present and tell original stories that resonate , it’s important to recognize everyone who helps tell these stories, and in particular the women who have played a remarkable role in the growth of what is one of the greatest film industries in the world.

She said the #WomenofShowmax collection is a mix of six series and thirteen women-centric films. The series includes The Rishantes, Tough Love, EVE, Venge, Unmarried, and Enakhe. The Rishantes follow Halita Rishante (Chisom Agoawuike) and Matilda Rishante (Ummi Baba Ahmed) as they face and triumph over several challenges that only a young female CEO and the first ever female Speaker of the Nigerian Senate can relate to.

On the other hand, Tough Love has a predominantly female cast with actresses like Sola Sobowale, Jemima Osunde, Sophie Alakija, Sharon Ooja, and Ayo Adesanya. EVE, Enakhe and Venge have female leads portrayed by Ebenezer Eno, Ivie Okujaye Egboh and Uzoamaka Aniunoh.