Online platform, AfroDB, positions itself as the best entertainment content provider in Africa

Nigerian online platform, AfroDB, is repositioning itself to become Africa’s premier entertainment content destination as it scales up operations to meet a growing demand for online streaming on the continent.
The AfroDB website, www.afrodb.com, is an African online entertainment database that hosts African movies, African TV shows and rare content, including details of cast, production crew and personal biographies. Shows, movies, and songs are also reviewed and rated on the platform.
“AfroDB provides high value African content to Africans. We are the only comprehensive platform for films and music videos in Africa, with biographies of actors, directors, producers, screenwriters, light engineers, cameramen and people who work on a set of filming to showcase their work to the world,” said Akin Kongi, Co-Founder of AfroDB
He continued, “AfroDB.com provides accessible entertainment content for Africa; With our user-friendly web application and data repository, adequate and reliable information about celebrities, actors, crew members, makeup artists, entertainers and all entertainment participants is made available.
More and more entertainment fans across Africa are turning to online streaming as a method of daily consumption of music and movie content. According to a report by online video analytics and optimization company, Conviva, in its State of Online Streaming Q3 2021 report, streaming services in South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, in Egypt and other parts of Africa, rank first at 273% ahead of other regions of the world.
According to a new projection from Digital TV Research, a London-based business intelligence firm, the number of subscription video-on-demand users in Africa is expected to reach around 15 million by 2026. AfroDB is one of the indigenous companies which rises up to take advantage of this growing demand.
Ade Adesida, another co-founder of AfroDB, said: “Beyond biographies, the platform lets you see films from across Africa from the 1980s categorized into genres with over 2000 films already on platform and at least 500 that can be streamed for free.”
“We are creating a data source where all content on African cinema and all its related activities can be found, the most robust cinema data well on the continent,” Adesida added.
Additionally, film professionals who do not currently have their works on the platform can request a profile be created for them using our profile request feature.
With up to 2,111 films, 276 series and 13,000 biographies of film professionals across Africa currently available on its website, AfroDB is poised to become a one-stop-shop for entertainment consumption on the continent.

Stephen V. Lee