Nigeria’s Media Mogul, Mosunmola ‘Mo’ Abudu chairs 47th International Emmys Award Gala

Mo becomes the first African to chair the prestigious Emmy Award Gala.

Mo Abudu has made a history as the first African to chair the International Emmys award gala. The 54-year-old media mogul achieved this fit barely 6 years after she began broadcasting EbonyLife TV in 2013.

She joins a list of accomplished media moguls to chair the International Emmys award gala, a separate organisation which is related to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

Past chairman of the International Emmys include Adriana Cisneros, the Venezuelan CEO of Grupo Cisneros who chaired the 31st edition; Elisabeth Murdoch, media executive and second daughter of Rupert Murdoch, who chaired the 36th edition; Charo Santos-Concio, Chief Executive Officer of ABS-CBN, who chaired the 43rd edition; and Andy Kaplan, ex-president of Sony Pictures Television Networks and chairman of the 45th edition.

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will kick off preparation, on Tuesday, 18th June in New York. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, IATAS, is the body responsible for staging the International Emmy Awards.

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I am honored to chair the 47th International Emmy Awards Gala that celebrates extraordinary television producers from all over the globe. I would like to thank the International Emmy Awards for this honour and opportunity. #AwesomeGod #ChangingTheNarrative #InternationalEmmyGalaChair #WomenOnBoard #BoardOf Directors . Reposted from @iemmys – EbonyLife TV (#Nigeria) CEO, Mo Abudu, will Chair the 47th International Emmy Awards Gala on November 25, in #NYC. #iemmys . . . “As producers, we are in a unique position to share fresh, authentic, and original stories with a global audience. Our content is not limited by language or culture. Viewers want to see stories that reflect their everyday lives—which can be found everywhere. At EbonyLife, we believe in changing the global African narrative. And like many, we connect the world with our stories. As a Nigerian television producer, I am honored to chair the 47th International Emmy Awards and be part of an organization that celebratesextraordinary television producers from all over the globe.” – Mo Abudu – #regrann

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