EbonyLife TV founder Mo Abudu has made history by becoming the first African to chair the International Emmy Awards Gala.
Abudu was appointed by the International Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences as the first African director of the Academy, a role she performed at the just concluded 47th International Emmy Awards in New York.
Her appointment has opened up opportunities for television producers in Africa and the businesswoman said that performing her duty was an incredible moment for her.
Chairing the International Emmys Gala was such an incredible opportunity for me personally, for EBONYLIFE and for Nigerian TV Producers. Now we have our foot in the door which will gradually open wider. Let’s get going with our global stories.Mo Abudu – vanguardngr.com
At the gala, Abudu had noted the fact that the partnership was the first of its kind between Hollywood studios and a Nigerian television company.
Mosunmola Abudu is a Nigerian media personality and philanthropist who has been described by Forbes as Africa’s most successful woman.
She was born in London and spent her early years in the UK. She has a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Westminster in London.
Abudu started EbonyLife TV in 2006 and it is a network with coverage in over 49 African countries, as well as in the UK and the Caribbean.