It’s been a year of significant ‘firsts’ for Ebony Life CEO, Mo Abudu. Back in June, the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences appointed her as the gala chair of the 2019 International Emmy Awards, closely following the announcement that she would be the first African director of the Academy.
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I am honored to chair the 47th International Emmy Awards Gala that celebrates extraordinary television producers from all over the globe. I would like to thank the International Emmy Awards for this honour and opportunity. #AwesomeGod #ChangingTheNarrative #InternationalEmmyGalaChair #WomenOnBoard #BoardOf Directors . Reposted from @iemmys – EbonyLife TV (#Nigeria) CEO, Mo Abudu, will Chair the 47th International Emmy Awards Gala on November 25, in #NYC. #iemmys . . . “As producers, we are in a unique position to share fresh, authentic, and original stories with a global audience. Our content is not limited by language or culture. Viewers want to see stories that reflect their everyday lives—which can be found everywhere. At EbonyLife, we believe in changing the global African narrative. And like many, we connect the world with our stories. As a Nigerian television producer, I am honored to chair the 47th International Emmy Awards and be part of an organization that celebratesextraordinary television producers from all over the globe.” – Mo Abudu – #regrann
Speaking at the event in September, the media mogul said, “[Ebony Life TV] is happy to be at the forefront of forging these new partnerships – because it’s truly about sharing our local stories with a global audience – stories that are historial, authentic and progressive.”
In a reminiscent post on her Instagram page, Abudu wrote, “It was an honour to be the first African and the first African woman to be the Gala Chair of the International Emmy Awards.”
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to be the Gala Chair of the International Emmy Awards. It was equally an honour to stand on stage and talk about the great strides we have made in Nigeria and at EbonyLife Media in just 6 years of our existence. With a mission to change the narrative about our continent, we launched EbonyLife TV in 2013, a journey that has produced some of the best TV programmes on the continent today. In 2014, we went on to launch EbonyLife Films and over the last 5 years, we have created the highest-grossing films in the history of Nollywood. But I have said time and time again, that it is truly about forming international relationships and partnerships and about telling our stories on a global scale. So it gave the utmost pleasure to talk about our three-scripted deal with Sony Pictures Television. We also signed an agreement with another major American TV studio and channel on an African sci-fi TV series. Also in the works are 2 other projects which include an original IP adaptation as well as a millennial-driven drama. So truly, "if you can think it, you can do it". SIX INTERNATIONAL CO-PRODUCTION DEALS 💃💃💃. GOD IS SIMPLY AWESOME!!! 🙏🏽🙏🏽 THE BIGGEST THANK YOU TO THE EBONYLIFE TEAM FOR ALL THE LOVE, SUPPORT, COMMITMENT AND HARD WORK. Pictures loading soon 💃💃💃 #iemmys #internationalemmyawards #emmys2019
She also speaks on the great strides Ebony Life TV has made, as one of the first of its kind in Africa – in less than a decade. “It was equally an honour to stand on stage and talk about the great strides we have made in Nigeria and at EbonyLife Media in just 6 years of our existence. With a mission to change the narrative about our continent, we launched EbonyLife TV in 2013, a journey that has produced some of the best TV programmes on the continent today.”