- Pearlena Igbokwe, a Nigerian woman, has become the chairman of a big American outfit, Universal Studio Group
- Before her new appointment, she was the head of the television arm of the company, a position that no black woman had prior to her
- In her present position, she will be reporting directly to the CEO of the group, Jeff Shell
Another Nigerian, Pearlena Igbokwe, has made the country really proud as she was appointed the chairman of America’s Universal Studio Group.
It should be noted that the studio is under the NBC Universal, a world-leading media and entertainment group of companies that cover vast TV interests for the world audience.
Premium Times reports that the woman made history with the appointment as she became the first black woman to hold such a significant position.
A press statement by the group said that the Nigerian would be leading the company’s international television businesses and will be giving reports to Jeff Shell, the CEO of NBCUniversal.
Igbokwe was born in Lagos in the 1960s during the infamous Nigerian Civil War. She migrated to the US at the age of six and later got her first degree from Yale University before getting her MBA from Columbia University.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Igbokwe was the first African woman to head a big TV station in the US, making big waves in the country’s media.
It should be noted that she started her media career at Showtime, a popular media company in the US, where she has headed different executive positions in the company.
She was part of the team that developed and supervised popular series like Dexter, Nurse, The Big C, Nurse Jackie, and Master of S*x.
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In 2012, she became executive vice president for drama development at NBC and supervised popular TV series The Blacklist, Blindspot, Chicago Med, Shades of Blue, This Is US, among others.
In other news, Nweje MaryJane Ijeoma, a doctor, got a scholarship at the University of Oxford. She said that she was given the choice to choose from three fully-funded scholarships.
The Nigerian woman later picked masters in International Health and Tropical Medicine. Doctor Nweje added that she is really excited about what this year will bring.
Many who responded to her tweet rejoiced with her as they congratulated the lady on the new feat. Some in the comment section wished their lives the same glory.
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