Congratulations to Mo Abudu, the CEO of EbonyLife TV as she signs a major deal with Sony Pictures Television on co-developing three TV projects.
The three-project deal, which is described as the first of its kind between an American TV production studio and a Nigerian/African company is said to include a TV series inspired by the Dahomey Warriors.
Dahomey was a West African kingdom in what is now the Republic of Benin and the warriors are female fighters who came together to protect their kingdom.
The series will tell the empowering story of the all-female warriors and show the ultimate strength of women coming together, fighting to protect and honour their people.
The development on the Dahomey Warriors project will start immediately as Sony Pictures Television will distribute the series internationally.
EbonyLifeTV will also exclusively adapt the hit game show ‘The Dating Game’ for Nigerian audiences, which is a deal with SPT.
Excited about the deals, Mo said the vision of the company has always been to change the narrative about Africa and to tell Africa’s stories from Africa’s perspective.
This was indeed a great day, the day we signed. I am so grateful with Sony Pictures.🙏🏽 In this picture with me are; Mark Young, Senior Vice President, Distribution & Sales UK, Ireland, Africa, Iberia at Sony Pictures, Kunle Falodun, Vice President Distribution Africa and Tricia Irele, Director, Business Affairs – Sony Pictures For more update – #varietymagazine #thisdaynewspaper #businessday #guardiannewspaper #c21media
Beautiful people 💕💕 I am pleased to announce to you all, the good news that I promised to share with you. EbonyLife Limited and Sony Pictures Television has signed a 3 year deal on 3 exciting scripted TV projects set to be distributed internationally, yes!! To networks around the world👏🏾👏🏾 The 3 year project deal is the first of its kind, between Sony Pictures and a Nigerian/African company. Our 3 projects will include a TV series inspired by The Dahomey Warriors. This action packed series inspired by true events took place in the West African kingdom of Dahomey in 1890's. This is an empowering story of the all female warriors from our continent!!! I could not be more proud as we developed this story👏🏾. I thank Sony for being such visionaries, for committing huge resources to this project. The plans for these projects are massive. To include A listers as part of our cast. I am talking: Game of Thrones, Outlanders, Marco Polo. This is the level of support being made by Sony Pictures. But what also gladdens my heart, is that there will also be great opportunities for cast and crew from across the continent to include Nigeria of course🇳🇬 This is a true partnership. Thank you Sony Pictures TV for believing in us. I have said time and time again, "if you can think it, you can do it". My vision for EbonyLife has always been to take our stories to the world, and to change our narrative and now we have an opportunity to do this with a world class organization such as Sony Pictures. My Lord and God, thank you 🙏🏾🙏🏾. I congratulate the EbonyLife team on all the hard work that has brought us this far. To my mum, my kids, sisters, friends, thank you all so much for your love, support and prayers. Hollywood here we come, meet Nollywood💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽 In this picture with me are; Mark Young, Senior Vice President, Distribution & Sales UK, Ireland, Africa, Iberia at Sony Pictures and Kunle Falodun, Vice President Distribution Africa – Sony Pictures For more update – #varietymagazine #thisdaynewspaper #businessday #guardiannewspaper #c21media
Good morning beautiful people. I am so excited to share our good news with you. We will be bringing our global viewers, The Dating Game, a brand new series and format from Sony Pictures Television. So if you are single and searching, this could be where you find your soul mate ❤❤❤🌹💍🎧 And of course, it's exclusive to EbonyLife TV. Please share this post with all your single friends, brothers, sisters, work colleagues, still searching!💕💕 #c21media #blinddate #datinggame #africanadaptation #sonypictures #EbonyLifeTV