Lai Mohammed congratulates Mo Abudu over Netflix deal


The Federal Government has congratulated media entrepreneur and filmmaker, Mo Abudu, over her partnership with leading global streaming service, Netflix, to create two original series as well as multiple Netflix-branded films.

In a statement in Abuja on Friday, the Minister of Information
and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the partnership for on-screen
adaptation of Wole Soyinka’s ‘Death and The King’s Horseman’ and Lola
Shoneyin’s ‘The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives’, adds another
feather to Mo Abudu’s already well-adorned creative cap.

The Minister also described the deal as a big boost for the country’s
Creative Industry, at a time the industry is reeling from the negative
effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

”Coming after Netflix’s first Nigeria original film, Lionheart, this
is a great recognition of the immense creative talents that abound in
Nigeria and the provision of a global platform for Nigeria
storytelling,” he said.

Mohammed expressed the hope that this partnership will signal
the beginning of a bigger, mutually-beneficial working relationship
between the streaming service and Nigeria’s Creatives.


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