Netflix has signed a new deal with EbonyLife TV to bring two of Nigeria’s classic books to screen. Under this new partnership, Mo Abudu, owner of EbonyLife announced the creation two Netflix Original series, “The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives” by Lola Shoneyin and “Death and The King’s Horseman”.
“Mo is at the forefront of creative storytelling in African television. Her passion for creating high-quality, riveting multi-genre films and TV shows that capture the imagination while showcasing the diversity and richness of Nigerian culture is evident in her impressive body of work,” said Dorothy Ghettuba, Netflix’s lead for Original Series in Africa.
“We believe that more people deserve to see their lives reflected on screen and for that to happen, we need to make sure there’s a wide variety of content that caters to our members’ diverse tastes,” said Ben Amadasun, Netflix Director of Licensing and Co-productions for Africa.
Mo Abudu became popular in 2006 with ‘Moments with Mo’ and launched EbonyLife TV in 2012, the first fully Nigerian-owned entertainment channel.