EbonyLife Media, headed by CEO Mo Abudu, is Nigeria’s premium media conglomerate comprising EbonyLife TV, EbonyLife Films, EbonyLife Studios, EbonyLife Place (a luxury entertainment resort) and EbonyLife Creative Academy. EbonyLife Media believes in creating original and inspiring content that showcases a pioneering and progressive Africa. The content is strongly rooted in Africa and connected to a global audience, through a shared identity and common values. EbonyLife Media’s vision is to be the most influential storyteller of a new Africa.
EbonyLife TV, a subsidiary of EbonyLife Media, was a Pan-African entertainment channel that was launched on the DStv platform in 2013, and on StarTimes in 2019, to all of Sub-Saharan Africa. EbonyLife TV was founded to create content representative of a progressive and burgeoning Africa. The company created more than 5,000 hours of engaging African programming, with high production values. EbonyLife Media no longer runs a linear TV network. Instead, our approach is to partner with the largest international streaming platforms and production studios to create authentic African content for the world to enjoy.
EbonyLife Films has ushered in a movement that revolutionises the trends in African filmmaking with seven films to date. The company’s debut film, ’Fifty’ was Nigeria’s highest-grossing drama in 2015 and in 2016 and. ‘The Wedding Party’ became the highest-grossing title of all time in the Nigerian film industry (Nollywood). Following this success, is the company’s latest feature film, ‘Òlòtūré’, a Netflix Original. All feature films from EbonyLife Films are now streaming on Netflix.
EbonyLife Studios is Nigeria’s foremost media group, dedicated to creating world-class and authentic African stories, through a range of co-production deals with international studios. As a TV and feature film producer, EbonyLife has created over 5 000 hours of original programming across a variety of genres as well as seven feature films, three of which are the highest-grossing movies of all time at the Nigerian box office. EbonyLife Studios believes in elevating Africa’s media image by showcasing an inspired, progressive and uplifted view of the continent.
EbonyLife Place is the premium event space in Lagos for the most elegant and exclusive events, conferences and exhibitions. Each venue guarantees the safety of you and your guests. To allow for maximum flexibility, event planners and organisers are now allowed to appoint their own chef, culinary team, mixologists and waiting staff, all of whom can work out of our world-class facilities behind the scenes.
EbonyLife Creative Academy is supported by the Lagos State Government through Lagos State Creative Industries Initiative (LACI), under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture. ELCA offers free, practical short courses, designed by industry experts, across all aspects of filmmaking and media content production, for both aspiring as well as industry experts looking to expand or advance their skillset.