EbonyLife Media Group boss, Mo Abudu has been elected Director of the prestigious International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the organisation responsible for organising the International Emmy Awards.
Sharing the good news on her Instagram page, the excited Mo Abudu described her holding such an elevated position as an avenue to showcase movies made in Nigeria to the world.
In her words: “I am pleased about this appointment because it will be an enabler for the recognition of our work in TV and film across the globe. And I mean “Our” as in our work from Nigeria.”
Mo Abudu whose foray into entertainment started with producing and hosting the “Moments With Mo” show, recognized as the first pan-African talk show has since grown to become one of the most powerful women in entertainment, notching awards and recognitions, one of which was her inclusion in The Powerlist‘s top 100 most influential people of African and Caribbean heritage in the UK, alongside Meghan Markle, Anthony Joshua and Lewis Hamilton.
Mo Abudu‘s company has produced some of the highest grossing films in Nigeria’s box office history and is behind popular projects like “The Wedding Party” franchise that is a crowd favorite as well as notable projects like “The Royal Hibiscus Hotel”, “Fifty” and the recently-premiered “Chief Daddy” that’s still making rounds.
Earlier this year in March, Mo Abudu had signed a 3-year partnership deal with Sony Entertainment to co-develop three TV projects to be distributed internationally. One of the projects is a series inspired by the Dahomey Warriors, a story that follows the journey of the female warriors in Dahomey Kingdom of West Africa and this new position continues to reinforce her growing influence as one of the biggest faces in entertainment today.
Mo Abudu who would be attending meetings with 100 other directors concluded by saying that “It’s time to change the narrative and get our stories told!”