A Primer on BLK Prime

(Above: Screenshot from BLK Prime’s ‘La Playa’ trailer)

A new streaming service BLK Prime has signed Nigerian rapper Falz to star in Church, a drama series set to premiere this spring. He’ll play a Nigerian billionaire, which is all the info BLK Prime provided about the show.

What exactly is BLK Prime? The service says it’s produced more than 100 episodes of various series and “has experienced rapid growth in the first few months of 2018.”

That info was intriguing, so we decided to sample the content.

BLK Prime says it’s a subscription service, but no price was noted on its website. So we created an account. Turns out the service is free for now.

That made sense, since all we are able to stream were nine half-hour episodes of a 2008 action series Hacienda Heights, five episodes of a short-form kids’ show called KSN Today, and several trailers for other series and movies. The first episodes of Hacienda Heights and KSN Today had fewer than 10 views.

In addition to Church, upcoming BLK original series include Girl Power, about two young siblings; La Playa,  a Baywatch wannabe for which we’ll quote one of its trailer’s characters: “a lot of great eye candy”; Dual Arrangement, about a rebellious woman in an Indian arranged marriage; and Starwood, a campus comedy about a freshman quarterback with a no-holds barred father who “meets the beautiful rebellious Kaitlyn who urges him to think for himself.”

You can preview BLK Prime for yourself at BLKPrime.com. The service says it’s also available via Roku and Apple TV.

You can also see more of Falz, who it turns out is no stranger to acting. Under his birth name, Folarin Falana, he won the 2016 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award as Best Actor in a Comedy Series for Jenifa’s Diary.

Here’s a scene:

You can see more of Jenifa’s Diary on YouTube


About Les Luchter

Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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