Mo Abudu, media mogul, has achieved a new feat after she clinched the 2019 MIPTV Médailles d’Honneur in Cannes, France.

The EbonyLife CEO, who is now the first African to receive the prestigious award, took to her Instagram page in a series of posts to share her excitement.

“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,” Mo Abudu said.

She received the award in Cannes, France, at the Inter-Continental Carlton hotel on Monday night.

“Sharing the stage with three 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,” she wrote on another post.

“Camille Bidermann, Executive Director of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, presented me with my award last night. Thank you so much Camille for your words of inspiration. Much love

“A major part of my acceptance speech was dedicated to the creative business leaders in the room and the need for a partnership between our respective continents, so that our stories can be told with authenticity and produced to the best international standards.

“If these stories are told from both our perspectives there is a captive audience on both sides of the Atlantic waiting to be entertained as never before and with creative business leaders adding significantly to their bottom line!”

The prestigious MIPTV Médailles d’Honneur is 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.



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