In another big swing for media mogul and EbonyLife boss Mo Abudu, the International Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences has newly installed her as a director. The organisation is responsible for staging the renowned Emmy Awards and, as a member of the board, Abudu will join a select group of 100 directors who are international executives from leading channels, production and distribution companies. Furthermore, she’s expected to attend board meetings three or four times a year. “I am pleased about this appointment because it will be an enabler for the recognition of our work in TV and film across the globe. And I mean “our” as in our work from Nigeria,” Abudu wrote in an Instagram post.
The ramifications of Abudu’s membership means African content will be recognised and given ample consideration; her media empire EbonyLife has steadily gravitated towards indigenous content, from its in-house, solitary productions to the international partnership with Sony. Founded in 1969, the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is a nonprofit, membership organisation based in New York City, comprises of leading entertainment figures across all sectors of the television industry from over sixty countries. The Academy was charted with a mission to recognise excellence in television programming produced outside the U.S.