British movie star, Idris Elba, and Nigerian media mogul, Mo Abudu, have formed a partnership to further boost African talents on the global stage.
In a statement released by Ebony Life TV via Twitter on Thursday, the prime goal of the collaboration is to provide top-tier film education for Africans by replicating “the successful model of the EbonyLife Creative Academy across the continent”.
“Secondly, we aim to develop a new slate of feature films and TV series that originate from Africa or the Diaspora. These projects will be created with global audiences in mind,” the statement read
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Speaking on his partnership with Abudu, the “Luther” star expressed optimism at the move, saying it was a way to create a “more inclusive and diverse media landscape”, Variety reports.
“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.
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“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,” he said.
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