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Babcock Honours Mo Abudu

June 8, 2014

Executive Chairman and CEO of EbonyLife TV, Ms. Mo Abudu, was conferred with an honorary award of Doctor of Humane Letters (Honoris Causa) by the Babcock University at the institution's 12th convocation ceremony during the week.

Ms. Abudu was the co-recipient of the prestigious award given to two deserving Africans by the school. The other recipient is Nigeria's Finance Minister, former Managing Director at the World Bank and renowned economist, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who was awarded Doctor of Science in Global Economic Development, Honouris Causa.

The doctorate award given to Ms. Abudu was in recognition of her outstanding and distinguished multi-sector achievements as well as her brilliant and exceptional contributions to the media and entertainment landscape. This comes shortlys after her recognition by CNN, the world's foremost cable news network, as the woman who conquered the continent of Africa, for her glowing career and business accomplishments, her relentless celebration of a better Africa and her reputation as the first African woman to own a continent-wide TV channel.

In her acceptance speech, Mo Abudu did not mince words about how excited she was about the honour. She said: "I am speechless and honoured to be given this award. I am extremely happy to be associated with this prestigious university. There are so many men and women deserving of this award today. Thank you for finding me worthy."

Eulogising the virtues and values of the celebrated TV Channel owner, Talk show hostess, Human Resources Management consultant, entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Professor Makinde, said to Abudu:s "You have become a role model to the young and an inspiration to us all. You are cherished for your numerous and brilliant initiatives targeted at bringing relief and smiles to the faces of the suffering. Indeed, Nigeria and all of Africa will forever bear the imprint of your timeless and inspiring contributions to national development."

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Source: AllAfrica

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