The Federal Government has applauded media entrepreneur and filmmaker, Mo Abudu, for her deal with a leading global streaming service, Netflix, saying it will boost the country’s creative industry.
The partnership,the government noted, will help to create two original series and multiple Netflix-branded films.
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’, has added another feather to Mo Abudu’s well-adorned creative cap.
Noting that it came at a time the industry is still reeling from the negative
effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mohammed said it was a great recognition of the immense creative talents in the country.
“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 in a statement in Abuja on Friday by Mr Segun Adeyemi, the Special Assistant to the President (Media), Office of the Minister of Information and Culture.
He expressed the hope that the partnership would signal the beginning of a bigger, mutually-beneficial working relationship between the streaming service and Nigeria’s creatives.