The two-year agreement is aimed at identifying projects for a global audience that are rooted in EbonyLife’s mission to showcase a pioneering and progressive Africa.
Sony and EbonyLife have collaborated for the past three years on a co-development/production deal, which resulted in the creation of an action drama inspired by the female Dahomey Warriors.
EbonyLife CEO Mo Abudu said: “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!”
Abudu has been described by Forbes as one of Africa’s most successful women, juggling an on-screen career as a talk show host alongside her duties running EbonyLife.
EbonyLife signed a deal with Netflix last year to create two original series, while a number of its films and series were licensed by the streamer.