The Executive Chairman and CEO of EbonyLife TV, Mo Abudu was a speaker at the 2014 MIPCOM’s Women In Global Entertainment Power Lunch which held at Salon CROISETTE in the MAJESTIC HOTEL, Cannes, France, on Monday, 13 October, 2014.
“This is the age of women empowerment and advancement in the media as well as in every other viable sector of the African and global economy,” she said at the event. “Women must rise and take their place as equal partners.”
Earlier on in the day, Mo, who was recently honoured with a Doctorate degree at Babcock University, spoke at
MIPCOM 2014’s Global Channel Distribution Day at Auditorium Esterel, Palais des Festivals, on the topic, ‘Driving the Quest for the Audience: Channel distribution Strategies for Success’.
The highly celebrated media executive was also a key speaker at the Global Hotspots in Nigeria, organized at the 2014 MIPCOM by the Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation, which was titled, “Expanding Horizons in Nigeria: The Nollywood Case Study”.
MIPCOM dedicates a special focus to Nigeria offering a unique opportunity to producers and distributors to cement new partnerships in the region. Other speakers were Eyengho Alex, President of the Association of Nollywood Core Producer; Mba Emeka, Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission and Omole Sola, who is Director General of the Nigerian Television Authority.
About Mo Abudu
Mo Abudu is the chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EbonyLife TV, Africa’s first Global Black Entertainment and Lifestyle Network. The channel currently airs pan African on DSTV Channel 165, as well as in the UK on the TalkTalk platform, providing premium, original and home-grown programming to its ever increasing viewership. In recognition of her outstanding work in diverse fields especially in the field of media and her service to humanity, she has been honoured with many laurels including the Awards by Forbes Media recognizing her as the first African woman to launch a Pan-African TV channel; Entrepreneur of the year by Women Werk in New York; 25 Most Powerful women in Global TV by the Hollywood Reporter amongst many other awards. Most recently, she was honoured with an Honorary Doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa) from Babcock Univers