Leading stars in Media, Entertainment, Business, Innovation, Politics and the Economy in Africa and have been marked for honor and celebration at a coming event which has been
described by analysts and industry watchers as potentially one of the biggest and most prestigious events in Africa in the year 2013.
The landmark event is the launch of Mosunmola Abudu’s EbonyLife TV,
Africa’s first global black entertainment channel which is scheduled to hold in June 30, 2013 in
Lagos. A major highlight of the launch will be the celebration of important personalities who have and continue to have significant influence on the media, entertainment, business, political and economic landscapes of the African continent.
The awards, coming after months of intense research and a thorough verification exercise by Forbes, are being awarded by EbonyLife TV and will be presented by none other than Mr. Steve Forbes of Forbes Media, world renowned establishment which
has become an insignia of distinction across the world for recognizing worthy business decision-makers, investors and progressive individuals for
making real impact around the world by stimulating business growth, spearheading innovation, creating
employment and influencing great change in the economy of the world, or of their nation….. The award recipients include the following:
1. His Excellency, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan GCFR, for his administration’s support to the Nigerian Media & Entertainment Industry.
2. His Excellency, President John Dramani Mahama
of the Republic of Ghana, for presiding over a country being selected as one of the best to do business in, globally.
3. His Excellency, President Jacob Zuma of the Republic of South Africa, for presiding over the first African Country to host The FIFA World Cup.
4. His Excellency, President Paul Kagame of the Republic of Rwanda, for presiding over a nation selected as one of the best countries to do business
5. Tope Shonubi, Tonye Cole and Ade Odunsi: founders of Sahara Energy Resources Limited for their contribution to the Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry.
6. Isabel Dos Santos, for being the richest woman in Africa.
7. Uzoamaka Maduka, for being celebrated as a young African Achiever.
8. Toyin Odutola, for being celebrated as a young African Achiever.
9. Joke Silva, for her contribution and development of the Film & TV Industry in Africa.
10. King Sunny Ade, for his contribution and development of African Music.
11. Ebenezer Obey, for his contribution and development of African Music.
12. Onyeka Onwenu, for her contribution and development of African Music.
13. Sir Victor Olaiya, for his contribution and development of African Music.
14. Innocent (Tuface) Idibia, for his contribution and development of African Music.
15. Deola Sagoe, for her contribution and development to the African Fashion Industry. EbonyLife TV is revolutionizing Media and Entertainment in Nigeria and across Africa. Located in Tinapa, Cross River State, EbonyLife TV is proudly
made in Nigeria by passionate Nigerians. EbonyLife TV is the first Global Black Entertainment Network
in Nigeria, and indeed, Africa. The channel’s vision is to be the Preferred Global Network for Premium African Entertainment, by creating Original,
Premium and Inspiring content with an African Soul that showcases the best of Africa for a Global audience.
EbonyLife TV Launches Pan Africa wide on the DSTV Platform on the 1 of July 2013 on Channel 165.
Channel champions supporting EbonyLife TV include Cross River State Government, MTN, Nigerian Breweries and the United States Government.
Upon the unveiling of the Channel which will sit exclusively on the DStv platform, it will immediately be transmitting to and watched in over
46 African Countries and by over 8 million viewers.
EbonyLife TV’s Roll Out distribution strategy also includes major international platforms in the UK, United States, Brazil, Canada and other parts of Europe.