Mo Abudu keeps on winning, and we are so here for it!
EbonyLife Ltd, and Sony Pictures Television (SPT), recently announced that they will co-develop three exciting new scripted TV projects, with SPT set to distribute internationally.
The three-project deal, the first of its kind between SPT and a Nigerian production company, will also include a TV series inspired by the Dahomey Warriors. The action-packed series, inspired by true events that took place in the West African Kingdom of Dahomey, 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. These warriors also inspired Black Panther’s Dora Milaje. Development on the Dahomey Warriors project will start immediately with further details of the two additional projects to follow.
Mo Abudu, CEO of EbonyLife Ltd, says this opportunity has been a vision of hers for a long time coming since her network launched in 2013.
“Our vision has always been to change the narrative about Africa and to tell our stories from our perspective. We have invested in the creation of quality programming and the development of our people and their ideas,” Abudu says in a press release. “It is this ethos that has given us the opportunity to partner with a world-class organization like Sony Pictures Television. Now we have the opportunity to bring the fascinating story of The Dahomey Warriors, and many others like it, to audiences around the world. It has been hard work getting here, but that’s what we are known for at Ebony Life. As I always say, ‘If you can think it, you can do it.'”