Nigerian media company, EbonyLife and Sony Pictures Television have signed an exclusive 2-year first-look deal.
EbonyLife and the American television production and distribution studio will partner to develop scripted Television series.
The deal is aimed at “identifying projects for a global audience that are rooted in EbonyLife’s mission to showcase a pioneering and progressive Africa,” according to a statement.
“Taking African storytelling to global audiences is something we are very passionate about, and this new opportunity with Sony gives us a chance to reach massive audiences worldwide with our scripted TV series. So get ready – we are coming to entertain and thrill you,” says Abudu, the Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Forbes described Abudu as one of Africa’s most successful women, juggling an on-screen career as a talk show host alongside running her company.
EbonyLife and Sony previously collaborated on a o-development/production deal, which resulted in the creation of an action drama inspired by the female Dahomey Warriors