The Federal Government congratulated media entrepreneur and filmmaker Mo Abudu over her partnership with leading international streaming service Netflix. To create two original series as well as multiple Netflix-branded films.
In a press release issued in Abuja on Friday, by his SA on media, Segun Adeyemi, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, stated 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’, provides another feather to Mo Abudu’s already well-adorned creative cap.
For criticising Lai Mohammed, court remands Osun-based poet Nigeria’s Anthony Alabi stars on Netflix show, ‘Family Reunion’ The Minister additionally described the deal as a giant boost for the nation’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 stated.
Alhaji 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.