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Elba, Abudu to copro African dramas

Idris Elba’s Green Door Pictures and Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife Media have partnered to develop a slate of television and film projects together to “empower and uplift” talent from Africa and its diaspora.

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African Folktales Reimagined on Netflix

Short film collection African Folktales Reimagined is set to launch globally on streaming platform Netflix on March 29.

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Magic Carpet lands Legends of Bulan

Nigerian animation house Magic Carpet Studio has unveiled its new 3D animated miniseries, titled Legends of Bulan.

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Nigerian channels serve up Sight of Flavors

Sight of Flavors, a Nigerian TV show mixing food with travel, will debut on television next month.

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Nollywood-Bollywood series wraps

A cross-cultural Nollywood-Bollywood series titled Postcards has wrapped production and will launch soon.

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EbonyLife’s Mo Abudu joins Banff jury

Mo Abudu, CEO of Nigeria’s EbonyLife Media, has been selected to serve on the grand jury at the Banff World Media Festival, which is slated to be held in June.

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NFVF, SABC call for female filmmakers

South Africa’s National Film & Video Foundation, Yellowbone Entertainment, the KZN Film Commission and the South African Broadcasting Corporation have launched the Female Filmmaker Project.

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Play Network acquires rights to Karishika

Charles Okpaleke, the multi-award-winning Nigerian filmmaker and founder of Play Network, has acquired IP rights to Nollywood classic Karishika.

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Jay-Jay Okocha toon set for Showmax

An animated series inspired by Nigerian football legend Jay-Jay Okocha is set to launch on streaming service Showmax.

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Chinaza, Oyelowo join Apple TV+’s Silo

Nigerian-American actor Chinaza Uche and British-Nigerian actor David Oyelowo are set to star in a new Apple TV+ drama series called Silo.

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OUTtv linear channel launches in SA

LGBTQ+ broadcaster and streaming service OUTtv has launched a linear channel in South Africa after running successful pop-up channels in the country in 2018 and 2020.

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Envision, Scene23 parter on crime drama

London-based producer and coproduction specialist Envision Entertainment is developing an action-comedy crime procedural in partnership with South African prodco Scene23.