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Nigeria’s Ebonylife, Sony Pictures Sign TV Co-development Deal

EbonyLife Ltd, owners of Africa’s first Global Black TV Network and Sony Pictures Television (SPT) have announced that they will co-develop three exciting new scripted TV projects with SPT set to distribute internationally.

They will also co-develop three exciting new scripted TV projects, with SPT set to distribute internationally.

Thanks to their partnership, EbonyLife will produce the dating game this spring, ahead of its planned premiere later this year. The Dating Game is a format that has been an audience favourite since 1965, and has aired in over 25 countries.

About The Dating Game

The Dating Game gives single contestants a chance to find love by asking three hidden suitors a number of questions. Whoever the contestant thinks gave the best answers is chosen and gets a chance to go on a date with the hopeful singleton.

In the next episode, the audience gets to see what happened on the date and hear if the couple want to see each other again.

Mo Abudu, CEO of EbonyLife TV, is excited about the new television production. “We look forward to our global viewers enjoying this world-famous and highly entertaining programme, thanks to the incredible support from Sony Pictures Television. The Dating Game show is for anyone who is single and searching – it’s a fun way to meet interesting people and maybe find that special one,” she said in an official statement.


About three exciting new scripted TV projects

The three-project deal, the first of its kind between SPT and a Nigerian production company, will also include a TV series inspired by the Dahomey Warriors.

The action-packed series, inspired by true events that took place in the West African Kingdom of Dahomey, will tell the empowering story of the all-female Warriors and show the ultimate strength of women coming together, fighting to protect and honour their people.

Development on the Dahomey Warriors project will start immediately with further details of the two additional projects to follow.

Wayne Garvie, President, International Production, 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 EbonyLife create a portfolio of African content that will fulfil their aim of being one of Africa’s prime creators of premium content.”

EbonyLife TV is popular for TV series like “Sons of the Caliphate,” “Fifty The Series,” “The Governor,” “Desperate Housewives Africa” and the upcoming “Castle and Castle.”


Written by How Africa

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