Idris Elba To Direct This Forthcoming Film By Nigeria’s Mo Abudu

Idris Elba || Mo Abudu

Golden Globe winner Idris Elba has announced that he will be writing and directing an upcoming short film to empower Africa’s creative economy, slated to star music icon Seal and backed by Nigerian superproducer Mo Abudu.

Mo Abudu’s short film named “Dust To Dreams” is written by Elba and will feature a ritzy cast bested by Seal, with Nollywood actress Eku Edewor and Atlanta Bridget Johnson. Former Nigerian ‘Idol’ contestant Constance Olatunde (otherwise called “Konstance”) will also be making her film debut.

This whole film project is part of a collaboration announced last year between the “Luther” and “The Wire” star with Abudu’s EbonyLife Films, to develop emerging African talent and support creative industries throughout the continent – as well as the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), through its program called Creative Africa Nexus (Canex).

On this project, Abudu will act as both Executive Producer and Producer.

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Plot details are not yet full, however an official statement shared the accompanying summary:

“Set against the vibrant backdrop of Lagos, Nigeria, the film follows the relationship between a mother and her teenage daughter, as she meets her father for the first time.”

Expressing her excitement about the collaboration, Abudu shared,

“I am delighted to be working with Afreximbank and this incredibly talented team. ‘Dust to Dreams’ is a story close to my heart, and I’m thrilled to bring it to life with such passionate collaborators.”

Abudu has been labelled by Forbes as “Africa’s Most Successful Woman” and ranked as one of the “25 Most Powerful Women in Global Television” by The Hollywood Reporter.

Elba, who is a Brit of Sierra Leonean and Ghanaian descent, made his feature directorial debut in 2018 with British crime drama “Yardie.”

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