//Netflix signs partnership with Nigerian film producer, Mo Abudu to develop original content

Netflix signs partnership with Nigerian film producer, Mo Abudu to develop original content

Veteran Nigerian TV and film producer, Mo Abudu has partnered with Netflix to create features from western Africa as part of its continued expansion into Africa.

The American media streaming service and producer, Netflix, partnered with Mo Abudu to create new content from the west African nation to create two original series as well as multiple Netflix-branded films.

In a statement released Friday, Dorothy Ghettuba, Netflix’s lead for original series in Africa, said the streaming giant is working with Abudu because of her “passion for creating high-quality, riveting multi-genre films.”

Mo Abudu through EbonyLife which she owns, has produced over 5,000 hours of original television shows and top Nollywood films such as “Fifty” and “The Wedding Party,” which grossed 3.5 billion naira (about $11.5 million) in its 2016 release.

According to CNN, the partnership with Netflix will see on-screen adaptations of literary works by two award-winning Nigerian authors, Lola Shoneyin and Wole Soyinka.

Shoneyin’s debut novel, “The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives,” will be developed into a series, and Soyinka’s play, “Death and the King’s Horseman,” will be adapted into a film.