Mo Abudu emerged first African to win Médailles d’Honneur
The Ebony Life boss was awarded in Cannes, France, at the InterContinental Carlton Hotel on Monday.
The prestigious MIPTV Médailles d’Honneur are awarded to senior executives who have, through their talent, leadership and passion, made a significant contribution to the world of television and the development of the international TV community.
Abudu received the award alongside Writer, Ilene Chaiken, Showrunner and Producer (USA); Stéphane Courbit, Chairman, Banijay Group (France); and Jane Millichip, Managing Director, Sky Vision (United Kingdom).
Abudu took to her Instagram page on Tuesday to excitedly share the news.
Abudu has been recognized by Forbes Africa as the first African woman to own a Pan-Africa TV channel in.
She launched Nigerian broadcaster and producer EbonyLife TV in 2013, producing over 1,000 hours of original programming each year.
She went into filmmaking with the creation of EbonyLife Films. She is the Executive Producer of ‘Fifty’, ‘The Wedding Party’ (2016), the most successful Nollywood film ever at the Nigerian box office.
She also produced ‘The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai’ (2017), the highest grossing Nollywood film of all time; and ‘Chief Daddy’ (2018), the third-highest grossing Nigerian film.
In March 2018, Sony Pictures Television announced a three project deal with EbonyLifeTV, the first of its kind between SPT and a Nigerian television company.
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