The esteemed media mogul and CEO of EbonyLife Group, Mo Abudu, has been appointed as the Creatives Champion for the highly anticipated UK-African Investment Summit scheduled to take place in April 2024.
The news was unveiled by the UK’s Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs, Rt. Hon. James Cleverly, during a prestigious Creatives Industry Event held at the residence of the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos on August 1st.
The appointment comes as part of the UK government’s effort to foster collaboration and innovation within the creative sector in Africa and promote UK-African collaborations in this vibrant field. As a testament to the summit’s commitment to the creative domain, a groundbreaking UK-Nigeria creatives side event will be hosted in London, shining a spotlight on Nigeria’s burgeoning creatives sector and its counterparts across Africa.
Expressing her gratitude and excitement upon receiving this prestigious recognition, Mo Abudu remarked, “I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been appointed The Creatives Champion for the UK/African Investment Summit 2024! Africa’s creative economy holds immense potential, with its rich heritage and diverse talent. Together, we can drive economic growth and empower the African creative economy.”
Mo Abudu’s remarkable achievements in the media and entertainment industry have earned her widespread recognition and admiration. As the newly appointed Creatives Champion, she is determined to use her influence and expertise to propel the creative sector to greater heights, fostering cultural diversity, and empowering Africa’s creative economy.
The UK African Investment Summit, set to be hosted by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak in London on April 23-24, 2024, will serve as a pivotal platform to connect nations and cultures, strengthening partnerships, and supporting talent across various sectors. With Mo Abudu at the helm as the Creatives Champion, the summit promises to make a lasting impact on the creative industry, forging new collaborations, and driving economic growth. Mo Abudu’s appointment as the Creatives Champion signifies a pivotal moment for Africa’s creative economy, as stakeholders from across the continent come together to unleash the untapped potential and innovation within the African creative sector.