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Netflix partner’s Nigerian filmmaker Mo Abudu in new major deal

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The Nigerian leading and award winning Nigerian TV and film producer, Mo Abudu has reach a major landmark with it’s partnership with Netflix world’s streaming giant.

The partnership will help Netflix create features from western Africa as part of its continued expansion into Africa, American media streaming service.

Abudu, who owns a production company, EbonyLife TV, will work with the teams at Netflix to create two original series as well as multiple Netflix-branded films.

In a statement released Friday, June 12 according to CNN Lagos Nigeria, 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.”

Through EbonyLife, Abudu 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.

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

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