EbonyLife Films led by Mo Abudu is currently making plans to adapt Wole Soyinka’s play ‘Death and the King’s Horseman’ into a film.
Mo Abudu made this known in after a meeting with the noble laureate in London.
“Lunch with Prof today at Scotts in London. It’s always lovely to see Prof. Thank you so much for always making the time out of your busy schedule to meet with me. I truly appreciate it.Work and planning continues with EbonyLife Films development of our forthcoming feature film – Death and the King’s Horseman .Yes beautiful people, EbonyLife Films has acquired the rights to make this incredible work into a feature film for global distribution.
“We will continue to change the narrative and tell our stories,” she wrote on Instagram.
Death and the King’s Horseman is a play by Wole Soyinka based on a real incident that took place in Nigeria during British colonial rule: the horseman of a Yoruba King was prevented from committing ritual suicide by the colonial authorities.
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In addition to the British intervention, Soyinka calls the horseman’s own conviction toward suicide into question, posing a problem that throws off the community’s balance.
Soyinka wrote the play in Cambridge, where he was a fellow at Churchill College during his political exile from Nigeria