NetFlix signs groundbreaking deal with MoAbudu, Lola Shoneyin, and Prof. Wole Shoyinka

Written by on June 12, 2020

Media mogul, Mo Abudu has landed a groundbreaking deal with Netflix. The deal will have Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife produce two films from titles from Wole Shoyinka’s “Death and the King’s Horseman” and Lola Shoneyin’s “The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives” along with some originals exclusively licensed to Netflix.

Sharing the news on her social media platform she wrote;

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“Good morning beautiful People β€οΈπŸ’•πŸ’–πŸ’ .
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Such great news to share with you todayΒ πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜πŸ™‚πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ .
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EBONYLIFE today has made history as the first African and first Nigerian production company to sign a multiple deal with Netflix. .
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The deal signed by EbonyLife with Netflix is unprecedented and groundbreaking on our continent. .
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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,Β @LolaShoneyinΒ and “Death and the King’s Horseman” by Africa’s first Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka .
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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. .
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I am thrilled and grateful toΒ #MyAwesomeGod, The Netflix teamΒ @DGhettubaΒ #BenAmadasunΒ and of course the incredible EBONYLIFE team. .
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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. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ .”

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