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.