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Mo Abudu, 50 Cent to collaborate on new African drama


Mo Abudu, CEO of Ebony Life Studios, has teamed up with American rapper Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson to co-execute produce for a brand new African drama titled ‘Queen Nzinga’.

American premium cable community, Starz confirmed the manufacturing of a brand new drama mission in collaboration with 50 Cent’s G-Unit Movies and Tv and Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife Studio.

Set in 17th century Angola, the mission follows the approaching of age story of the fearless warrior queen Nzinga.

Based on historical past, Nzinga, who turned the primary feminine ruler, waged a 40-year guerrilla conflict in opposition to the formidable enemies of the dominion and the brutal subjugation of her folks by Portuguese slave merchants.

Starring as Nzinga is star actress Yetide Badaki (“America Gods”) who, along with 50 Cent, Abudu and Steven A. DeKnight, additionally serves because the present’s co-executive producer.

Abudu confirmed the manufacturing, sharing: “The continent of Africa has a wealth of tales but to be instructed. Queen Nzinga is a narrative I’ve wished to inform for a very long time, so when EbonyLife Studios lastly discovered a house for this mission at Starz and Lionsgate, it was a dream come true.

“We’re thrilled to be on the forefront of forging these new partnerships with such an unbelievable group of creatives, as a result of it is actually about sharing our native tales with a world viewers – tales which can be historic, genuine and be progressive.”

“It has been a long-held dream of mine to convey Nzinga’s story to the display screen. Her braveness, willpower and keenness resonated from the second I noticed historic pictures of the legendary queen,” Badaki revealed.

“I’m thrilled with Starz’s continued dedication to much-needed tales about and by traditionally excluded voices and the extremely proficient group being constructed to share this epic story with the world”

“In case you preferred the film 300, you are going to love this,” 50 Cent additionally confirmed the collection.

Abudu’s newest worldwide deal comes within the wake of one other deal between BBC and EbonyLife.

In August, Mo Abudu revealed that: her Ebony Life Studios is collaborating with Will Packer Productions to develop an untitled mission primarily based on Evan Ratliff’s Bloomberg article, “The Fall of the Billionaire Gucci Grasp.”

The businesses received the rights in a extremely aggressive bid and arrange the mission at Common Footage.

Ratliff’s article digs into the story of Nigerian Instagram influencer Ramon Abbas.

The person often known as Ray Hushpuppi, or the billionaire Gucci grasp, is claimed to have perfected a easy web rip-off that allowed him to launder tens of millions of {dollars}.

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