Mo Abudu becomes first African to receive Medaille D’honneur award
Last night in Cannes, France, media mogul, Mo Abudu stepped up to receive Medaille D’honneur award.
She is the first African to have been so honoured.
Three other people honoured with the award are 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.
The 54-year-old took to her Instagram page, early on Tuesday to share some of the pictures of the event.
She dedicated the award with the EbonyLife Team, partners, sponsors, her family, her dearest mother, her children, Temidee and Koko.
She was presented with the award by Camille Bidermann, Executive Director of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, presented me with my award last night.
She gave an insight into a part of her acceptance speech: “A 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!
“Most important of all, I had to Give God all the glory. Only HE Makes all these incredible things possible in my life!!!”