The selected literary works to be adapted for the screen includes, Wole Soyinka’s “Death and the King’s Horseman” and Lola Shoneyin “The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives”
The online streaming platform made this development known via its Nigerian Twitter handle, in the early hours of Friday.
Netflix also hinted that it will be working with Mo Abudu, the founder of EbonyFilms to produce to more original Nigerian series.
“We’ve got MAJOR news for you today! Netflix has partnered with acclaimed producer @MoAbudu to bring you two of Nigeria’s most beloved literary classics to screens around the world!
A series-adaptation of @LolaShoneyin‘sThe Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s Wives and a film-adaptation of Prof. Wole Soyinka’s Death And The King’s Horseman! ”
In her response to the news via her twitter handle, Mo Abudu expressed delight to the new partnership, stating that EbonyLife Films will be the first production company in Africa to seal such deals with Netflix.
Good morning beautiful people. Such great news to share with you today. EBONYLIFE today has made history as the first African and first Nigerian production company to sign a multiple deal with Netflix. #NetflixEbonyLifePartnership” She wrote.