Nigerian media mogul, Mo Abudu, has been elected director of International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is an American organisation founded in 1969 to promote excellence in international television and is the organization that awards international Emmys to the best television programs produced outside the United States
The EbonyLife TV boss, who is still basking in the euphoria of success of “Chief Daddy,” a new movie she produced, said her appointment will be an enabler for the recognition of Nigerian’s work in television and film across the globe.
Mo Abudu said it’s time to change Nigeria’s narrative and get our stories told a global audience.
She wrote; “I am excited to announce that I have been elected director of International Academy of Television, Arts & Sciences, the organization responsible for staging the world famous International Emmy Awards.
“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.
“ As a member of the board, I join a select group of about 100 Directors who are international executives from leading channels, production and distribution companies.
“I am expected to attend board & members meetings 3 or 4 times a year. It’s time to change the narrative and get our stories told! #AwesomeGod .”
This comes after the massive success of Chief Daddy, which sold over N40 million worth of movie tickets in its first three days of regional release.
The movie which premiered over the weekend and has debuted in cinemas across the country has taken the top spot, surpassing ‘Mortal Engines’, ‘Robin Hood’ and ‘Creed II’ in the box office.