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 issued in Abuja, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the partnership between Netflix and Abudu, 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 Abudu’s already well-adorned creative cap.

Describing 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, Alhaji Mohammed said, “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.”

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


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