Nigerian media mogul, Mo Abudu becomes the first African to receive the Medailles d’ Honneur award at the Cannes Film Festival in France.
The CEO of Ebony Life Entertainment was honoured with the prestigious MIPTV Médailles d’Honneur which is an award 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.
MO Abudu was honoured alongside three others at the MIPTV 2019 Médailles d’Honneur cocktail awards ceremony which took place in Cannes, France, at the InterContinental Carlton Hotel. She was joined with some other Nigerians who came to celebrate with her, and one of those is Billionaire blogger, Dr Linda Ikeji.
In her profiling for the award, Mo Abudu who is the CEO of EbonyLife Media was described as a successful woman who has been ranked by Forbes as “Africa’s Most Successful Woman”. One of the most prolific producers in Africa, Abudu launched Nigerian broadcaster and producer EbonyLife TV in 2013, producing over 1,000 hours of original programming each year.
Abudu took the plunge into filmmaking, with the creation of EbonyLife Films. She is the Executive Producer of Fifty, the no.1 Nigerian film of 2015; The Wedding Party (2016), the most successful Nollywood film ever at the Nigerian box office; 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 (SPT) announced a three-project deal with EbonyLifeTV, the first of its kind between SPT and a Nigerian television company
Mo Abudu who have been updating us about all that has been happening in Cannes France, shared some of the photos from the award nights, as she dedicates her award to her family and friends, and the entire staff of the Ebony Life media family world over.
Putting up the photos, Mo Abudu captioned the photos with these lovely words:
“Basking in the glory of receiving my award. I share this award with the EbonyLife Team, I thank all our partners, sponsors, my family, my dearest mother, my darling Temidee and Koko and of course my bestos that have helped and supported us on our journey. Much love always ❤❤❤”
Sharing the stage with 3 other incredible people honoured with this award tonight – US writer, showrunner and producer, Ilene Chaiken, chairperson of the Banijay Group in France, Stéphane Courbit, and UK managing director of Sky Vision, Jane Millichip. #MIPTV2019
Most important of all, I had to Give God all the glory. Only HE Makes all these incredible things possible in my life!!! ??? #AwesomeGod