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Netflix, Mo Abudu Partnership a Great Recognition of Nigeria’s Creative Talent-FG

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The Federal Government has described the partnership between Nigerian filmmaker, Mo Abudu, and American streaming giant, Netflix, as a big boost for Nigeria’s creative industry.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the partnership for on-screen adaptation of Wole Soyinka’s ‘Death and The King’s Horseman’ and Lola Shoneyin’s ‘The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives’ came at a time when the industry needed to rebound from the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

”Coming after Netflix’s first Nigeria original film, Lionheart, this is a great recognition of the immense creative talents that abound in Nigeria and the provision of a global platform for Nigeria storytelling,” the minister said.

Mohammed expressed hope that the deal would herald the beginning of a bigger, mutually-beneficial working relationship between the streaming service and Nigeria’s creatives.

Netflix on Friday announced that it signed a deal with Mo Abudu.

Shoneyin’s debut novel would be developed into a series, and Soyinka’s play would be adapted into a film.

Mo Abudu, who owns a movie production company, EbonyLife TV, said, “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.”

 

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