Woman Power! Mo Abudu Bags 2019 Médailles d’Honneur Award at MIPtv In Cannes

CEO of EbonyLife Media, Mo Abudu, finally becomes the first African and Nigerian recipient of the Médailles d’Honneur award. The media mogul won the medal of honour at the MIPTV ceremony in Cannes, France, on the 8th of April 2019. This award which is given to senior executives who have made their mark in the global television industry, as well as contributed to the development of the international television community was given to the mogul in recognition of her immense contributions. While accepting the honour, Abudu said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank MIPTV for this incredible award. My big dream was and still is, to change the narrative about my continent. As a continent, Africa has remained creatively silent for centuries. Our stories seldom told outside of our families and villages and often from the perspective of ‘someone’ looking in. It is therefore with great pride that we, at EbonyLife Media, bring our stories to the world with our TV series and our films.” During the award ceremony, Camille Bidderman, the executive director, International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, presented Abudu with her award when he said that: “Entrepreneur, pioneer, award-winning television host, TV and film producer, role model and mentor, mogul… these are some of the many labels that Mo sports so elegantly. He added that: “The press in her own country, Nigeria, and around the world, recognise her as one of the most influential media figures of our time, as evident by her recurrent placement on the Hollywood Reporter’s List of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Global Television … I for one, cannot wait to hear what she has in store for us in 2019…”Photo Credit: Getty




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