Mo Abudu is no stranger to breaking barriers for Africans and she was in her element, being decorated with the 2019 Médailles d’Honneur and becoming the first African to be recognized in the process.
She shared a number of photos of the event and also posted her thanks on her Social Media.
She said:”Basking in the glory of receiving my award. I share this award with the EbonyLife Team, I thank all our partners, sponsors, my family, my dearest mother, my darling Temidee and Koko and of course my bestos that have helped and supported us on our journey. Much love always
“Sharing the stage with 3 other incredible people honoured with this award tonight – US writer, showrunner and producer, Ilene Chaiken, chairperson of the Banijay Group in France, Stéphane Courbit, and UK managing director of Sky Vision, Jane Millichip.
“Camille Bidermann, Executive Director of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, presented me with my award last night. Thank you so much Camille for your words of inspiration. Much love ❤❤❤ ___
A major part of my acceptance speech was dedicated to the creative business leaders in the room and the need for a partnership between our respective continents, so that our stories can be told with authenticity and produced to the best international standards. If these stories are told from both our perspectives there is a captive audience on both sides of the Atlantic waiting to be entertained as never before and with creative business leaders adding significantly to their bottom line!”
The award represents another milestone for Mo Abudu who has been ever present in the Nigerian and global media landscape and her Nigerian station, Ebony Life TV has been paving the way for many Nigerian creators to express themselves through their movies and so on.
We couldn’t be prouder.