HUGELY followed TV host and chief executive of Inspire Africa, Mo Abudu, is making a bold move as she plans Nigeria’s and Africa’s first global Black entertainment network, EbonyLife TV Channel.
She hopes to create over 700 hours of non-stop, original and premium programming to be immediately transmitted to and watched in over 46 African countries and by over 8 million viewers, with Roll Out distribution strategy also including major international platforms in the UK.
Mo Abudu was recently hosted by the Presidency on a visit there to formally introduce her exciting new media platform. She was received at the presidential villa in the Federal Capital Territory by Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), Dr. Reuben Abati.
Ms. Abudu presented a detailed brief on the channel which will be beamed across Africa, United States, Brazil, Canada and other parts of Europe to Abati, who gave his best wishes to Ms. Abudu and her partners for the channel which will soon become available to viewers on DSTV and other global platforms. He also emphasised government’s support for the channel, as well as the creative industries in Nigeria.
“We are grateful for all the support on this historic journey to build a television channel exclusively dedicated to Nigerian and African entertainment programming,” Ms. Abudu said. “The channel, broadcasting from Tinapa in Cross River State, is driven by a world-class team and will be targeted at young, discerning, ambitious, vocal, progressive and dynamic Global Black audience through a robust multiplicity of engaging platforms including TV, Web, Mobile, Apps and Live. We can’t wait to launch,” she added.