Squid Game, a fictional drama from South Korea — is Netflix’s “biggest-ever series at launch,” the streaming company exclusively told CNN on Tuesday.
The dystopian series, in which contestants who are deeply in need of money play deadly children’s games to win cash prizes, has been viewed by 111 million accounts since debuting on Netflix on September 17.
To give that number some context, Netflix announced earlier this year that 82 million households watched “Bridgerton” in the first 28 days following its Christmas debut. “Squid Game” surpassed that number in a shorter amount of time.
The series is No. 1 on Netflix’s Top 10 lists in 94 countries around the world. It’s the platform’s first-ever Korean series to reach No. 1 in the United States.
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The numbers speak to the sheer size of “Squid Games’” popularity and the speed at which it took off. But Netflix’s — and all streaming services’ — rating data comes with some important caveats.
For starters, these numbers are from Netflix (NFLX) itself and have not been vetted by any outside sources. Also, that 111 million figure doesn’t mean everyone watched the series from start to finish. It is based on Netflix’s metric of accounts watching at least two minutes of the series.
Regardless of Netflix’s often opaque accounting of its shows’ popularity, the important context is that the streaming giant’s competition is growing fiercer by the day, and “Squid Game” shows Netflix remains on top for a reason, CNN reports.
For investors, as long as Netflix keeps adding subscribers, Wall Street will likely continue to be happy. “Squid Game” has hit the zeitgeist in a significant way, and buzz is the best means to attract new subscribers and keep current ones happy. The series has also earned great reviews, garnering a 91% score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Like many top streaming series, “Squid Game” has become a pop culture phenomenon. The series has generated memes and even Halloween costume ideas.
The success of “Squid Game” speaks to Netflix’s ability to craft a worldwide hit. Netflix has 209 million subscribers and the company has worked to reach audiences on a global scale.
“When we first started investing in Korean series and films in 2015, we knew we wanted to make world-class stories for the core K-content fans across Asia and the world,” said Minyoung Kim, Netflix’s Vice-President of content for Asia Pacific, excluding India.
“Today, Squid Game has broken through beyond our wildest dreams. ‘Squid Game’ gave [Netflix] more confidence that our global strategy is going in the right direction,” Kim told CNN.
Ready to shake the world with My “Afro Electro Vibe”-Says Shon Joel Nerat
The Nigerian music is currently getting a global attention and there are several new talented acts that are joining the fray daily. One of such new talents is Shon Joel Nerat with the stage name Shon.
Shon is a talented singer, songwriter, trapper and rapper. He was born in Kano State, Nigeria but currently reside in his hometown Jos, the capital of Plateau State. He grew up with his grandmother who always complained that he disturbs the entire neighborhood with his music (she calls it noise).
He was born on 22nd August 2003 and started writing songs at age 11. He recorded his first song titled “MY LORD” sometimes in 2017 with his best friend Jace Kim (his first producer).
Growing up, Shon was inspired by genres like Trap, Rap, R&B with a little spice of Afrobeat and he is musically inspired by artistes like Khalid, 6lack, Alpha P and Rema. He doesn’t have a particular genre which his music Is classified under, but he describes his sound as an “Afro Electro Vibe”.
“I always love to standout from the crowd with my music, hence my playing and experimenting with various sounds to create something unique for my fans and all good music lovers”, stated Shon.
Currently an undergraduate student at the Plateau State Polytechnic, Shon is here to feed FANTASIES that’s why he is called the FANTASIZER.
In 2021, he got featured on a single titled “Running” from “De EDEN” EP by Jvson, this song caught the attention of the music buffs at POSITIVE WORLD ENTERTAINMENT and he was officially signed on to the label.
Homewin, a product of Sujimoto, signs Portable as ambassador
Sujimoto Group, owned by Sijibomi Ogundele, which has made its mark in many sectors of the economy, especially in the real estate segment, where it is the leader in the country, is also making inroad into the betting sector with its brand, Homewin.
Come May 1, 2022 the lawyer turned entrepreneur will be launching Homewin, a product of Sujimoto which is also a special betting platform that will set another standard for betting business in Nigeria.
To restate his serious he has just signed on an ambassadorial deal with the hip hop rave of the moment, Portable.
It was gathered that some of the existing operators in this business are reportedly becoming jittery knowing full well that the brilliant man does not do his own things in half measures.
Many had to go back to the drawing board for the obvious reason that whatever he touches turns into gold.
Ogundele’s vast wealth of experience as a venture capitalist and investment strategist has provided a solid background in ensuring his housing business achieve its mission in the establishment of classy housing units in Nigeria that can compete globally.
He has also set up Sujimoto bottled water company and a lottery business.
There is no doubt that he has the pedigree for doing well in many spheres of life and Ogundele has proved this on many occasions.
Without a doubt, Ogundele is gradually leaving his footprint in the sands of time as his businesses are definitely gaining prominence across Nigeria and the continent of Africa.
The road to success is not the path you find but a trail you blaze- says Robert Brault.
For those who have been wondering about his meteoric rise in life, one of the things working for him is that he always sees opportunities, where others are bogged down by morbid fear of failure.
Since the businessman dude established his business some years ago, he has continued to unveil what he has in the stock. But if you think you has seen it all you better have another think coming as he has lots up his sleeves.
While many business magnates will inundate you with some bitter-sweet tales considering the inclement business climate under which many entrepreneurs around the world operate lately, Ogundele is busy spreading his tentacles and expanding his coast.
Unlike some others who see investing during a crisis as a gamble of sorts, Ogundele, who loves to lead by example, knows how taking a bold risk can be rewarding.
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