Mo Abudu, the founder of EbonyLife TV, has broken another record with the movie streaming platform, Netflix.
Mo Abudu signed a multi-title deal with the American technology and media services provider and production company.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, she said;
“The conversation started months ago, we have been talking about it for ages. But it’s the first of its type on the continent, it’s never been done.”
“I pray there are many more [like us], because it will be great to see so many more filmmakers and storytellers empowered on the continent, but we are the first. It’s been wonderful working with them.”
Mo Abudu revealed that the first title in the deal, Netflix original series, Oloture, is set for release next month and would focus on a young Nigerian journalist exposing the world of human trafficking.
“I’ve often said that Africa, as a continent, we’ve remained so quiet.
We’ve been so quiet, and our stories have just never been told.”
In October 2018, she was included in The Powerlist’s top 100 most influential people of African and Caribbean heritage in the UK, alongside Meghan Markle, Anthony Joshua and Lewis Hamilton.
In April, Abudu became the first African to be honoured with the MIPTV Médailles d’Honneur in France.
Celebrating her birthday one year ago, the Ebony Life TV founder gave thanks to God for life.
Here is what she wrote;
“I am truly filled with gratitude, I am grateful and thankful to my God almighty as I turn 55 years old today.
As I look back over the last year, I know that it’s from my challenges that I have truly drawn strength.
When a challenge comes my way, I take a deep breath, smile and I know God has my back.
I have seen first hand, opportunities emerge from the challenges that I have been faced with.
There is always a way, I have just had to work hard and trust God knowing that together we will figure it out.
I am so grateful dear Lord that we have and we will continue together to figure it out.
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