Mo Abudu becomes first African to chair Emmy Awards gala

Mo Abudu becomes first African to chair Emmy Awards gala

- Media mogul and CEO Ebonylife TV, Mo Abudu has become the first African to chair the International Emmy Awards gala

- The media mogul expressed gladness on Instagram over the honour to be the Gala chair of the International Emmy Awards

- Abudu performed the role at the recently concluded 47th International Emmy Awards in New York City

Media mogul, Mo Abudu, has yet again achieved another great feat following her selection as the Gala chair of the International Emmy Awards. Abudu is the first African and first African woman to act in that capacity in history.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Abudu performed the role at the recently concluded 47th International Emmy Awards in New York City.

The Ebonylife TV CEO announced the excellent feat on her social media page and expressed gladness over being selected to receive such an honour. Premium Times reports that in June, The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences had appointed Abudu to chair the gala.

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This followed her appointment as the first African director of the Academy, signalling a change in the opportunities opening up for television content producers on the continent.

The 55-year-old media mogul took to social media to express how she felt about carrying out such prestigious duty. She said: "Chairing the International Emmys Gala was such an incredible opportunity for me personally, for EBONYLIFE and for Nigerian TV Producers."

Meanwhile, popular American news television, CNN, released a list of 10 biggest artistes in Africa and it comes as no surprise that Nigerian stars made and even dominated the list.

The Nigerian entertainers on the list include Burna Boy, Wizkid, Mr Eazi, Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade.

However, it was a bit surprising that Omo Baba Olowo star, Davido, did not make the cut for CNN. Davido is no doubt one of the big artistes in the country also achieving great feats worldwide.

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