EbonyLife Adapts Wole Shoyinka’s Play To Film


Wole Shoyinka's play ‘Death and the King’s Horseman’ is being adapted into a feature film by EbonyLife Films.

Mo Abudu, CEO of EbonyLife, revealed this after having lunch with the Nigerian playwright in London.

“Lunch with Prof today at Scotts in London,” Abudu wrote in an Instagram post.

“Its always lovely to see Prof. Thank you so much for always making the time out of your busy schedule to meet with me. I truly appreciate it.

“Work and planning continues with EbonyLife Films development of our forthcoming feature film – Death and the King’s Horseman .

“Yes beautiful people, EbonyLife Films has acquired the rights to make this incredible work into a feature film for global distribution.”

The play, which is set in ancient Oyo, tells the story of the horseman of a Yoruba king who was prevented from committing ritual suicide by the colonial authorities.

“We will continue to change the narrative and tell our stories,” she added.

EbonyLife, under the leadership of Abudu, has also signed a deal with Sony to co-develop three television projects for international distribution.

The media mogul recently predicted that 'Cheief Daddy', an upcoming EbonyLife production, will be the biggest movie to be released in December 2018.


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