Netflix, Mo Abudu partnership boost for creative industry – FG

The Federal Government has described the partnership between Nigerian filmmaker, Mo Abudu, and American streaming giant, Netflix, as a big boost for Nigeria’s creative industry.

In a statement issued in Abuja on Friday, the Minister of Information and Culture, 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’ came at a time when the industry needed to rebound from the negative impact of the coronavirus 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,” the minister said.

Mohammed expressed hope that the deal would herald the beginning of a bigger, mutually-beneficial working relationship between the streaming service and Nigeria’s creatives.

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