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2023 Most Popular TV Shows On Prime Video Naija

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Here are the Top 10 most popular TV shows on prime video Nigeria in 2023

10: Gen V

American superhero television series, Gen V, developed by Craig Rosenberg, Evan Goldberg and Eric Kripke.

This series follows the tales from the world of “The Boys” comes “Gen V,” which explores the first generation of superheroes to know that their superpowers are from Compound V. These heroes put their physical and moral boundaries to the test competing for the school’s top ranking.

Gen V which spanned over 93 days period as the top 10 starred Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Lizze Broadway, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann, Shelley Conn, Alexander Calvert and many others.

9: The Terminal List

Produced by  Max Adams, Kat Samick and Ronald Cosmo Vecchiarelli, The Terminal List is an action thriller drama series.

With over 150 cast, a few of which include Chris Pratt, Constance Wu, Taylor Kitsch, Riley Keough, Arlo Mertz, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Jared Shaw and JD Pardo, The Terminal List has a total number of nine episodes so far.

The series which remained as the top 9 on Amazon Prime for 187 days tells the tales of James Reece after his entire platoon of Navy SEALs is ambushed during a high-stakes covert mission. Reece returns home to his family with conflicting memories of the event and questions about his culpability. However, as new evidence comes to light, Reece discovers dark forces working against him, endangering not only his life but the lives of those he loves.—texasboyy

8: Beyond The Veil

Beyond the Veil follows the story of a group of five northern Nigerian women as they navigate the ups and downs of modern life, which include careers, friendships, romances and often culture clashes. Starring David Adoga, Folawewo Aiyegbusi, Jemima Osunde, Ame Aiyejina, Annie Akaazua, Audu Altine, Ummi Baba-Ahmed, Daniel Bell-Gam and many others.

Created by Sifa Asani Gowon and Nadine Ibrahim, Beyond the Veil ranked top 8 for a period of 143 days.

7: She Must Be Obeyed

Directed by Funke Akindele and JJC Skills, She Must Be Obeyed is a Nollywood comedy-drama series which follows the story of Victoria’s insatiable ambition to rise in the entertainment industry following her training as a personal assistant to a high-powered executive.
Starring Funke Akindele, Akah Nnani, Nancy Isime, Adunni Ade, Shaffy Bello, Rachael Okonkwo, Lateef Oladimeji, and Tobi Makinde amongst many others.

6: LOL

Inspired by the format of Japanese comedian Hitoshi Matsumoto’s Documental, ten of Nigeria’s top-tier comedic talent compete to see who will resist laughing as they are compelled to make each other laugh.

LOL: Last One Laughing Naija is an unscripted comedy reality show, starring Kiekie, Taoma, IgoSave, Dat Warri Girl, Basket Mouth, Gandoki, Bethel Njoku and Okey Bakaasi.

LOL: Last One Laughing Naija maintained the position of top 7 for a 129-day period.

5: The Mens Club

Popularly known as TMC (The Men’s Club) is a Nigerian web series created and directed by Tola Odunsi.

The Men’s Club takes us on a journey of 4 friends surrounded by women, business and the hassles of the city. Starring Ayoola Ayolola, Baaj Adebule, Efa Iwara, Daniel Etim Effiong, Sharon Ooja, Wendy Lawal, Grace Ajilore, Segilola Ogidan and many others.

This series spanned as top 5 for 153 days.

4: Citadel

The Amazon original, Citadel was directed by Newton Thomas Sigel and Jessica Yu. It is an American spy action thriller television series which is regarded as the second most expensive television show of all time with a production budget of $300 million.

Starring Richard Madden, Priyanka Chopra, Stanley Tucci, Ashleigh Cummings, Lesley Manville, Roland Møller, Caoilinn Springall, Leo Woodall, Moira Kelly, Osy Ikhile, Nikki Amuka-Bird and many others.

Citadel ranked top four on Prime Video for a 247-day period.

3: The Wheel of Time

Based on the book series by Robert Jordan, The Wheel of Time is set in a high fantasy world where magic exists, but only some can access it, a woman named Moiraine crosses paths with five young men and women. This sparks a dangerous, world-spanning journey.

The two-seasoned television series is an action fantasy series developed by Rafe Judkins which stars Rosamund Pike, Daniel Henney, Madeleine Madden, Zoë Robins, Joshua Stradowski, Marcus Rutherford, Joshua Stradowski, Marcus Rutherford, Kate Fleetwood, Hammed Animashaun and many others.

The Wheel of Time spanned for a period of 225 days as the top 3 on Amazon Prime.

2: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan is an American political action thriller television series based on characters from the fictional “Ryanverse” created by Tom Clancy.

This tells the tale of when CIA analyst Jack Ryan stumbles upon a suspicious series of bank transfers his search for answers pulls him from the safety of his desk job and catapults him into a deadly game of cat and mouse throughout Europe and the Middle East, with a rising terrorist figurehead preparing for a massive attack against the US and her allies.

Starring John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, Michael Kelly, Abbie Cornish, Betty Gabriel, John Hoogenakker, Adam Bernett, Kevin Kent, Noomi Rapace, Nina Hoss, Ali Suliman, Jordi Mollà, Peter Guinness and others.

Created by Carlton Cuse and Graham Rolan, the political thriller series, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan maintained the top 2 position for a period of  283 days.

1: The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power

The American fantasy television series, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power ranked top 1 on Amazon Prime Video’s most popular television series of 2023.

Developed by J. D. Payne and Patrick McKay for the streaming service. This series brings to screens for the very first time the heroic legends of the fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history. This epic drama set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Hobbit and ‘The Lord of the Rings follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle earth.

Starring Morfydd Clark, Mike Wood, Ismael Cruz Cordova, Charlie Vickers, Markella Kavenagh, Megan Richards, Sara Zwangobani, Daniel Weyman, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Lenny Henry, Lloyd Owen and Nazanin Boniadi.

The Lord of the Rings remained top 1 on Amazon Prime’s most popular television series for a period of 360 days.

In Summary

Nollywood titles appeared four times on the top 20 list of Amazon Prime’s most popular TV series in 2023. It is no doubt that the future of Nollywood is quite promising as many look forward to what they have to offer in 2024 on the streaming service.

However, with the recent development of Amazon cutting off investment in African countries, there are so many uncertainties on what to expect from the streaming service on African content going forward.

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