In 2005, we started this wonderful journey of passion and determination to distribute and market Nollywood films in the UK and Ireland. Zenith Film was the first company to introduce and supply Nollywood Movie contents, music videos, audio music, boarding music and TVs programmes to Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Nigeria, Qatar Airline, North American Airlines, and Kenyan Airways as part of their in-flight entertainment package which became the phenomenal success you see today.
On Nollywood films debut run in 2006 on the Virgin Atlantic route to Lagos, a Nollywood movie “The Councillor” was no 2 out of 12 movies on the London to Lagos route whilst “Passionate Appeal”, another Nollywood movie was no 1 out of the 12 movies offered inflight on the Lagos to London route. “The Councillor” was beaten to first place by “The Devil Wears Prada”, an extremely successful movie, which was very popular on all Virgin Atlantic routes.
Nollywood Movies is the first 24-hour movie channel showing movies from the Nigerian film industry known as Nollywood. It was launched on sky in the United Kingdom in January 2008 with the aim of showing films from Nollywood and where the practitioners have venture to collaborate with other nation’s film industries. Nollywood was initially a paid channel until June 2016 when it became free to air thereby extending its reach to all homes in the United Kingdom/Ireland with a sky decoder and Virgin media on cable.
Our primary aim was to showcase the best of the ever expanding Nigerian movie industry and popular soap operas from across Africa. Hence, broadcasting over 35 different movies every month with growing viewership year on year. Our growth is predicated on Commitment, Quality Service, Integrity, Accountability and Excellence. Establishing and sustaining good relationships with content owners and producers which helps to strengthen our position within the movie industry.