Hawt Nigerian author and my favorite internet person of the moment, Luvvie Ajayi, author of the bestselling and absolutely hilarious book ‘I’m Jugding You – The Do Better Manual’ just put Nigeria and Africa on the map again for all the right reasons. According to Deadline Hollywood:
Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers’ Shondaland, along with ABC Signature Studios, have acquired rights to Luvvie Ajayi’s debut book I’m Judging You: The Do Better Manual to develop as a cable comedy series. The project falls under Shondaland’s overall deal at ABC Studios and its cable division, ABC Signature.
WHHHAAAATTTT! Here’s the writers reaction when the news broke.
Press play ▶ When news of my deal dropped, i was in the middle of a session @makerswomen and @euniquejg captured my glee. #LOOKATGAWD #NaijaNoDeyCarryLast #Repost @becauseofthem with @repostapp ・・・ Black Girl Magic is real. How you react when the news just dropped about TV powerhouse Shonda Rhimes developing a cable series based on your book! 😍🙌🏾 Congratulations, @luvvie! We can’t wait to see all the witty and brilliant content that you’ll bring to cable television! #becauseofthemwecan #blackgirlmagic #happyblackhistorymonth
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FYI, Shondaland is owned by Shonda Rhimes, the brain behind global hit TV dramas like Greys Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder.
Ajayi began her career in marketing and digital strategy, and started blogging 2003. Her site AwesomelyLuvvie.com amassed a following particularly for Ajayi’s recaps of television shows like Scandal, drawing the attention of Scandal showrunner Shonda Rhimes.