By Juliet Ebirim
EbonyLife Ltd and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) on Thursday, March 29, 2018, announced a partnership that will see them co-develop three exciting new scripted TV projects which will be distributed internationally.
This three-project deal, the first of its kind between Sony Pictures Television and a Nigerian production company. The partnership includes a TV series inspired by the heroic tales of the Dahomey Warriors. The development on the Dahomey Warriors project is scheduled to start immediately. Further details of the two additional projects to follow.
Mo Abudu, Chief Executive Officer, EbonyLife Ltd said: “Ever since our launch in June 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. It is this ethos that has given us the opportunity to partner with a world-class organisation like Sony Pictures Television.”
Wayne Garvie, President, International Production, Sony Pictures Television said, “Mo Abudu is one of the most formidable and creative figures in Nigerian television, and with EbonyLife her and the team are creating something that is truly ground-breaking and extraordinary. Our aim is to help EbonyLife create a portfolio of African content that will fulfil their aim of being one of Africa’s prime creators of premium content.”