This is coming months after her appointment as the first African director of the Academy.
While speaking about the appointment, Mo Abudu said, “These partnerships are the first of their kind between Hollywood studios and a Nigerian television company. We are happy to be at the forefront of forging these new partnerships because it is truly about sharing our local stories with a global audience – stories that are historical, authentic and progressive.”
While stand-up comedian and actor Ronny Chieng, hosted the gala, while businesswoman, philanthropist, author and former model Iman presented the Directorate Award to CNN Chief International Anchor, Christiane Amanpour.
Mo Abudu’s high profile guests included Zain Asher, News Anchor, CNN International; Shuli Adebolu, Hon. Commissioner for Tourism, Arts & Culture; Abiola Oke, CEO OkayAfrica; Gbenga Akinnagbe, actor (The Wire); to name a few.