Netflix has just signed a multi-title deal with EbonyLife to create two original series. Multiple branded films and a series have also been licensed to the streaming service.
Among the highlights will be a film adaptation of “Death and the King’s Horseman,” a play by Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka, and a series based on Lola Shoneyin’s best-selling debut novel, “The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives.” One of the unnamed projects will premiere on the platform in 2020.
Producer and Ceo of EbonyLife – Mo Abudu states on her official Instagram page…
EBONYLIFE today has made history as the first African and first Nigerian production company to sign a multiple deal with Netflix. .
The deal signed by EbonyLife with Netflix is unprecedented and groundbreaking on our continent. .
We will over the next few years produce two major IP titles – “The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives” by the super talented writer, @LolaShoneyin and “Death and the King’s Horseman” by Africa’s first Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka .
In addition to these two IP titles, we will also be producing a slate of original shows created by EbonyLife exclusively under license to Netflix.
It truly is time to tell our stories and I am super pleased that we have an opportunity to do this now in partnership with the world’s leading internet entertainment service with 183 million paid members in over 190 countries. We really are truly changing the narrative and I am so grateful. 🙏🙏🙏