Watch Popular Contemporary African Films via New Streaming Service dobox
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Watch Popular Contemporary African Films via New Streaming Service dobox


We’ve alerted you to iROKOtv – an internet film-subscription service that exclusively provides Nollywood film and music content to millions of customers worldwide. It’s web-based, so, as long as you have a broadband internet connection, you have access to a fairly large library of Nollywood films at a subscription fee of $5 a month. It’s like the Netflix of Nollywood movies.

Yesterday, I learned about another web-based streaming video service that you should know about, called dobox, which streams primarily popular contemporary African films. 

Scanning their library, I saw several recent titles that we’ve covered on S&A, that haven’t screened widely, and I’m sure most of you haven’t seen.

Some examples: 3 Tunde Kelani recent titles, MAAMiArugba, and The White Handkerchief; the lauded South African drama Otelo Burning (which actually saw a limited theatrical release earlier this year, in the USA), Kenneth Gyang’s Confusion NA WA; the animation compilation African Tales; and more.

Unlike iROKOtv, dobox isn’t subscription based; it’s pay-per-view. You can rent each film, or buy outright, in digital form.

Enjoy amazing collections of premium cinema released movies, original series, popular TV drama series, in-depth documentaries, cartoons, live events streaming, top-notch music videos and user generated content. At dobox, you can Stream, Buy, Rent, upload or get connected to live events across the globe. No Monthly subscription or commitments. Pay only for what you watch or want to buy. At dobox, you can Stream a title; this gives you immediate viewing access online. While our Rental option whenever highlighted allows you to download the content on to your device with a storage period of 48hrs (2 days) and our purchase option allows you to own a digital copy of the content downloaded onto your device.

According to the service’s website, it’s available on your mobile devices (Android, MAC, PC, Blackberry).

To take advantage, click HERE.

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