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Drama, scandal, betrayal. EbonyLife ON – the gift that keeps on giving

New digital video-on-demand service aims to delight Diaspora audiences with juicy content this holiday season

Lagos, 7 December 2017 – This month, EbonyLife TV brings another round of exciting and original programmes to international audiences via its digital platform, EbonyLife ON. The service provides a unique television experience that can be enjoyed on ebonylifeon.com or via the mobile app.  From now until 31st January 2018, new subscribers will pay a discounted monthly fee of $2.99.

In November, viewers enjoyed an exciting lineup: fun and edgy shows for the young and young-at-heart – Life 101 and On the Real (season 2); inspirational stories of successful Africans from all walks of life, with Hello Africa, Moments and Moments Z; some of Africa’s biggest celebrities on the red carpet with VVIP Events; and the latest celebrity buzz with EL NOW.

The festive period will be more joyful with series such as the popular drama, Fifty, the TV adaptation of the 2015 hit movie about four women in their fifties, and Moving Up the Squad, a reality show about five young ladies living together in Lagos, with dreams of being successful in media and entertainment.

Viewers will enjoy exclusive VVIP Events, behind-the-scenes content from the highest-ever grossing Nollywood movie, The Wedding Party, and its upcoming sequel, The Wedding Party 2 – scheduled to premiere soon on EbonyLife ON. Janet Ajayi, a lucky fan, got an early Christmas gift with tickets to the Grand World Premiere of The Wedding Party 2 on December 10, in Lagos.

January 2018 will usher in a fan favourite, Sons of the Caliphate, season 2 – a drama about feuding between powerful, political families in northern Nigeria.

The CEO of EbonyLife TV, Mo Abudu, is delighted about introducing more global viewers to this service. “Connecting with our audience outside the continent is important to us. We are proudly African and it is imperative that we keep telling our stories and changing the African narrative. EbonyLife ON is committed to that mission,” she said.

Additional features such as live streaming, ratings and favourites will be added to the service in the coming weeks.

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 For further information, please contact:

Eunice Omole

eomole@ebonylifetv.com

 

Filming begins for Castle & Castle – Nigeria’s first ever legal drama television series

Nollywood heavyweights, Richard Mofe-Damijo and Dakore Egbuson-Akande lead one-of-a-kind production, scheduled to air in 2018

Lagos, 16 November 2017 – The shooting of a new television show, Castle & Castle has begun. Starring two titans of the Nigerian film industry, Richard Mofe-Damijo and Dakore Egbuson-Akande, it is largely about the story of a gorgeous married couple, ‘Remi Castle’ and her husband ‘Tega’ – lawyers who run a successful practice in Lagos. (more…)

 

EbonyLife TV hosts successful Sisterhood Awards at WimBiz annual conference

Spotlight shines on outstanding Nigerian women in business, creative and charity sectors

Lagos, 16 November 2017 – Hundreds of women converged at Eko Hotel and Suites this week for the annual Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WimBiz) conference, to be empowered and inspired by outstanding speakers and role models. The climax of the 2-day event was the EbonyLife TV Sisterhood Awards, in special partnership with WimBiz for the second year. The awards recognises women who have made a significant contribution to their respective fields.

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30-day countdown to release of Wedding Party 2 begins

Nollywood’s most anticipated sequel hits cinemas on December 15

Lagos, 15 November 2017 – Eager moviegoers are excited that the long wait for the sequel to Nigeria’s biggest ever movie, The Wedding Party is almost over. With only one month to go, fans are hoping to be among the first to snag tickets on opening weekend.

Outside of Nigeria, the ELFIKE Film Collective, a partnership between EbonyLife Films, FilmOne Distribution, Inkblot Productions and Koga Studios, is gearing up for worldwide release including key markets such as the UK, USA, Canada, east Africa, South Africa and francophone African countries.   (more…)

 

World premiere of Wedding Party 2 sold out 4 weeks ahead of schedule

VVIP tables snapped up as anticipation for the sequel of Nollywood’s biggest movie reaches an all-time high

Lagos, 13 November 2017 – The ELFIKE Film Collective, a partnership between EbonyLife Films, FilmOne Distribution, Inkblot Productions and Koga Studios is excited to announce that tables at the Grand World Premiere of The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai have sold out, one month before the event on December 10th. The few tickets remaining are those being sent to specially invited guests of the ELFIKE Collective. (more…)

 

The party just got bigger, the drama just got crazier – fans relish new trailer and poster for The Wedding Party 2

Vivid image and video heighten audience anticipation for upcoming movie 

Lagos, 1 November 2017 – The ELFIKE Film Collective, a partnership between EbonyLife Films, FilmOne Distribution, Inkblot Productions and Koga Studios, released an official trailer and new artwork for The Wedding Party 2 on November 1st. While it is no secret that the cast is returning for another wedding – in Dubai, this continuation of the original Nollywood smash hit promises to be doubly colourful and funny, with spectacular views of one of the world’s most breathtaking locations.

Mo Abudu, CEO, EbonyLife Films, is excited about the official trailer and new poster release. “We are thrilled to be able to give eager fans a bigger taste of what they can expect from the movie. Without question, the wait will be worth it in December,” she said.

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Sisterhood Awards opens up first public vote for Nigeria’s unsung female heroes

People’s Choice Award category still open for votes until Nov 1

Lagos, 30 October 2017 – Nominees for the 2017 Sisterhood Awards are nothing short of remarkable and there is still an opportunity to recognize the achievement of one more individual – The People’s Choice awardee. Nominees have been named for ten categories, including Entrepreneur of the Year, TV Personality of the Year, Philanthropist of the Year and the Lifetime Achievement Award. Winners will be chosen by a committee of twelve (12) industry experts, influencers and an independent auditor. However, the public gets to choose its overall favourite from the complete list. (more…)

 

Scandalous series ‘Fifty’ wraps up first season on EbonyLife TV with jaw-dropping finale

Last Thursday, the highly-praised drama and fan favourite aired its last episode of season one. So, how did it go?

Expectations were high for this series when it premiered in July, particularly because it was a continuation of Fifty, the highest-grossing Nollywood film of 2015. Everyone had their favourite characters and was looking forward to what would happen next. I’m happy to say that it did not disappoint. It has been an exhilarating ride, from the first episode to last night’s finale. (more…)

 

EbonyLife successfully sponsors first international diversity awards at MIPCOM with A&E Networks and Viacom

EbonyLife partners with global media powerhouses to celebrate diversity in television and film

Lagos, 24 October 2017 – Nigeria’s number one lifestyle and entertainment channel, EbonyLife TV, co-sponsored a two-day Diversity Programme at MIPCOM, the world’s largest market for entertainment content, where industry professionals converge to connect with like-minded colleagues and find out the latest in programming. This year’s gathering took place from October 16-19. The Programme included the inaugural Diversify TV Excellence Awards 2017, which took place on the 17th. (more…)

 

The Hollywood Reporter lists Mo Abudu as one of the 25 most powerful women in global TV

Founder and CEO of EbonyLife TV recognised as an influential woman in the media industry for the second time

Lagos, 13 October 2017 – The Hollywood Reporter has released its annual list of the ‘25 Most Powerful Women in Global Television’ and Mo Abudu is the only African woman listed, amongst those from North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australasia.

The category recognises female executives from around the globe who are rewriting the rules of TV, during a time when ‘women have to work twice as hard for the same recognition’ as men. The article describes Abudu as a woman who ‘has been at the forefront of media innovation on the continent’ and whose goal for the coming year is ‘to successfully produce Africa’s first sci-fi TV series’. The first time she was included in this list was in 2013, immediately after the launch of EbonyLife TV.

Since those early days, EbonyLife TV has created over 4,000 hours of original, high-quality content, including landmark drama series The Governor, Sons of the Caliphate and Fifty (the series), along with the first pan-African talk show, Moments, with different versions hosted in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa. EbonyLife Films made its debut in 2015 at the 59th BFI London Film Festival with Fifty, the highest-grossing Nollywood movie that year. In 2016, EbonyLife co-produced The Wedding Party, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and went on to become the biggest movie in the history of Nigerian cinema.

Ms. Abudu does not take the recognition from the renowned entertainment magazine for granted. “It’s an honour and privilege to be acknowledged again by The Hollywood Reporter. I am proud to represent Nigeria and the thousands of women in Africa, striving to make their mark in a male-dominated industry,” she said.

The Hollywood Reporter publishes its list of Most Powerful Women in Global Television annually, with luminaries deemed by its editors to have made a significant impact on what audiences are watching worldwide and how women are represented on TV.

To see the complete list, click here: https://goo.gl/Xghfas

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For further information, contact:

Oluchi Ezeugo

oluchi@ebonylifetv.com