Idris Elba, the British movie star, and Mo Abudu, the Nigerian media mogul, have teamed up to promote African talents on the global stage. Ebony Life TV announced the partnership via Twitter on Thursday, stating that the main objective of the collaboration is to offer top-tier film education for Africans by replicating
the successful model of the EbonyLife Creative Academy across the continent.”
The second aim is to develop a new slate of feature films and TV series that originate from Africa or the Diaspora, with global audiences in mind.
In a report by Variety, Elba expressed his optimism about the partnership with Abudu, stating that it was a way to create a more inclusive and diverse media landscape. He said-
“I have always been passionate about using my platform to make a positive impact.
By partnering with Mo, we aim to offer free, world-class industry education to the next generation of storytellers and bring their authentic voices to the forefront. This partnership is a step towards creating a more inclusive and diverse media landscape, one that represents the voices and experiences of Africa and its diaspora around the world.”
Abudu, the movie producer, also expressed confidence in the ability of Africa’s talents to capture the global audience with their stories. She said-
“We believe that Africa has the talent and the stories to captivate the world.
It’s our mission to offer the best in industry education, mentorship, and production opportunities so that our graduates can become valuable contributors to the global media landscape. We plan to hit the ground running and explore the very best that African and Black stories have to offer global audiences.”
The partnership between Elba and Abudu is a significant step in promoting African talents and stories on the global stage. With Elba’s global reach and Abudu’s industry expertise, the collaboration is expected to create a more inclusive media landscape that accurately represents the voices and experiences of Africa and its diaspora around the world.