Mo Abudu, Nigerian media mogul, has admonished African storytellers and creatives to tell indigenous stories with global appeal.
The EbonyLife TV owner made this appeal during an interview with British broadcaster the BBC in Lagos.
“Africa has remained creatively silent forever, so there’s such an abundant treasure trove of stories that we have to share with the world. Our stories need to be heard globally,”
“Our content is fascinating for anyone to watch; we have a huge amount of history to share,” Abudu said.
Although Nollywood has been in existence for 20 years, Abudu said the next step for the African screen industry was for its stories to have a global presence.
She added that this had been her motivation in producing movies, which include top-grossing titles such as Fifty and Chief Daddy.
“I want EbonyLife Film to be the provider of the niche market [of viewers who] want African stories that speak to them. EbonyLife Film has a brand and an audience waiting,” Abudu continued.