Netflix’s Nigeria Nollywood Spending Spree
We are delighted to see Diversify TV’s friend, Mo Abudu (above left) announcing a major deal with Netflix. As an early champion of Ebony Life’s “Death and the King’s Horseman” and Lola Shoneyin’s “Baba Segi’s Wives”, I was personally pleased to see these projects finally cross the finishing line. Netflix’s head of original series in Africa, Dorothy Ghettuba, (above right) announced the deal and praised Mo Abudu’s “passion for creating passion for creating high-quality, riveting multi-genre films.”
“The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives,” will be developed into a series, and Soyinka’s play, “Death and the King’s Horseman,” will be adapted into a film.
Patience, Strategy, Resilience and some good African IP is the key to this success. Stand by for more Netflix news from Nigeria.