LONDON – American media streaming service Netflix has partnered with Nigerian filmmaker Mo Abudu to create new content from the west African nation.
Abudu, who is the founder of EbonyLife TV, will work with the teams at Netflix to create two original series as well as multiple Netflix-branded films.
We’ve got MAJOR news for you today! Netflix has partnered with acclaimed producer @MoAbudu to bring you two of Nigeria’s most beloved literary classics to screens around the world!
Mo took to instagram to share the news she writes:
Good morning beautiful People ❤️💕💖💝 .
Such great news to share with you today 😊😁🙂💃💃💃 .
EBONYLIFE today has made history as the first African and first Nigerian production company to sign a multiple deal with Netflix. .
The deal signed by EbonyLife with Netflix is unprecedented and groundbreaking on our continent. .
We will over the next few years produce two major IP titles – “The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives” by the super talented writer, @LolaShoneyin and “Death and the King’s Horseman” by Africa’s first Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka .
In addition to these two IP titles, we will also be producing a slate of original shows created by EbonyLife exclusively under license to Netflix. .
It truly is time to tell our stories and I am super pleased that we have an opportunity to do this now in partnership with the world’s leading internet entertainment service with 183 million paid members in over 190 countries. We really are truly changing the narrative and I am so grateful. 🙏🙏🙏 .