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FG Congratulates Film Maker Mo Abudu, On Major Deal With Netflix

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The Federal Government has congratulated a media entrepreneur and filmmaker, Mo Abudu, on her partnership with a leading global streaming service, Netflix, to create two original series and multiple Netflix-branded films.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed in Abuja on Friday.

He described the deal as a big boost for the country’s creative industry at a time the industry was reeling from the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the minister, 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 Abudu’s already ‘well-adorned’ creative cap.

”Coming after Netflix’s first Nigeria original film, Lionheart, this is a great recognition of the immense creative talents that abound in the country and the provision of a global platform for Nigeria storytelling,” he said.

Mohammed expressed the hope that the partnership would signal the beginning of a bigger, mutually-beneficial working relationship between the streaming service and Nigeria’s creative industry.

The Herald NG. – Rotimi Ijikanmi

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