Nigerian Media Mogul, Mosunmola 'Mo' Abudu has chaired the 2019 International Emmys Gala, for the 47th Emmy Awards in New York City, making her the first African to chair the event. Vigil360 reported Abudu's appointment as the chair of this year's Emmys Gala, saying the EbonyLife TV CEO was elected as Director of The International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Abudu relived her moment on her Instagram Page @moabudu, saying “Chairing the International Emmys Gala was such an incredible opportunity for me personally, for EBONYLIFE and for Nigerian TV Producers.

“Now we have our foot in the door which will gradually open wider. Let’s get going with our global stories.”

While speaking at the gala, she said, “These partnerships are the first of their kind between Hollywood studios and 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,” Abudu added.

During the event, former model Iman presented the Directorate Award to CNN Chief International Anchor Christiane Amanpour.

While, Game of Thrones actor, Conleth Hill presented the Founders Award to the show’s creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.