Sunday 14 June 2020

Mo Abudu to produce Netflix's adaptation of Wole Soyinka's works

Netflix has revealed its latest move to create more Nigerian content with its latest commissioning of on-screen adaptations of two literary classics.

Netflix  announced on Twitter that EbonyLife films will create a series based on Lola Shoneyin's bestselling novel 'The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives' as well as a film adaptation of Wole Soyinka's 1986 classic play 'Death And The King's Horseman'.

Mo Abudu had this to say “As a Nigerian storyteller, my biggest motivator has always been to tell authentic and untold stories that resonate with every person, regardless of where they’re from in the world while showcasing our culture, heritage and creativity,”

Reacting to the newly commissioned adaptations, Wole Soyinka shared: “In a creative industry which, even in pioneering countries, is so male-dominated, it is always a delight to see robust challenges offered by the female gender, and of attestable quality. Mo Abudu's incursion into this arena as film and television producer has been especially stimulating. It becomes part of one's sense of achievement, if one has contributed, however minutely, to the creation of an enabling environment.

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