Nollywood celebrities, filmmakers as well as distributors may finally heave a sigh of relief as a solution to the piracy issue which has eaten deep into the fabrics of the movie industry may have found a remedy in the latest Application from Afrinolly.
The application which was officially launched at the 5th Africa International Film Festival, was said to have gulped a huge sum of 200million by the Founder and CEO of Afrinolly, Mr. Chike Maduegbuna.
Afrinolly is an application which signifies an e- market place where African movies, short films, series, movie trailers, music videos can be downloaded for as low as N100. One of the special features which interested the aggrieved Nollywood celebrities and filmmakers was the anti piracy and anti-sharing feature which stops the hacker or downloader from sharing the film to other smartphone users.
Filmmakers were further enlightened as it was revealed to them that upon signing up to Afrinolly, they will have the opportunity to view a dashboard which would show statistics based on activity in the publishers’ account. The statistics he said include number of views of the content.
According to Maduegbuna, Afrinolly is also set to use mobile platforms in movie distribution, as the Nigerian movie industry is worth more than 4billion dollars, “so we need to combat piracy using some formats such as these. We have spent over N200million and have taken care of loose ends by equally providing bandwidth for people who cannot afford it, he said.