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Netflix Announces Deal With Mo Abudu to Create Movies with Lola Shoneyin & Wole Soyinka’s Literary Works

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Netflix just announced it signed a major deal with the award-winning producer, Mo Abudu, to bring two literary classics to life.

Two critically acclaimed books by award-winning Nigerian authors — Wole Soyinka‘s “Death and the King’s Horseman“, and Lola Shoneyin‘s “The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives”, are being adapted into a film and set to premiere on Netflix.

There’s more – according to Netflix Naija, Mo Abudu and EbonyLife will produce two new Nigerian originals plus licensed films and a series for Netflix.

Acknowledging the great news, Lola Shoneyin took to Twitter. She wrote:

Sometimes, dreams take years… Thank you to my brilliant producer @MoAbudu for all your hard work. Thank you, @netflix for believing in the story. 🥰

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