EbonyLife & Sony to Co-Develop Scripted TV Projects


EbonyLife and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) have entered into a partnership that will see them co-develop three new scripted TV projects.

The projects include a series inspired by the Dahomey Warriors. Based on true events that took place in the West African Kingdom of Dahomey, the show will tell the story of the all-female Warriors and illustrate the strength of women coming together fighting to protect and honor their people. Development on the Dahomey Warriors project will start immediately.

SPT is set to distribute all projects created under the partnership internationally.

Mo Abudu, the CEO of EbonyLife, 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 organization like Sony Pictures Television. Now we have the opportunity to bring the fascinating story of the Dahomey Warriors, and many others like it, to audiences around the world. It has been hard work getting here, but that’s what we are known for at EbonyLife. As I always say, If you can think it, you can do it.’’

Wayne Garvie, the president of international production at 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 Ebony Life create a portfolio of African content that will fulfil their aim of being one of Africa’s prime creator of premium content.”