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Monday, May 5, 2014
MO ABUDU, LADI BALOGUN, MAKHATAR DIOP. ADEBOLA WILLIAMS, OTHERS SPEAK AT THE 2014 NYU AFRICA ECONOMIC FORUM
Chief Executive Officer of EbonyLife
TV, Mo Abudu, was a speaker at New York University’s Annual Economic
Forum (AEF) on April 26, 2014. The speakers and attendees dialogued on the
theme: “The African Gold Rush: Realities of Africa’s Economic Growth and
Potential”. The aim of this year’s forum is to present a balanced depiction
of the current economic state in many African countries, while highlighting
promising transformation across Africa.
Abudu shared on “How we did it” – building a
proudly African media company to tell a different story to the world.
“Africans must tell their own story, we are best placed to tell our own
story. We need to ensure African brands become global brands,” she said on
Discussions included the challenges that lay
ahead of Africa’s path to realizing its full potential as the world’s final
investment frontier. The event featured a series of panels covering topics
ranging from Technology and Entrepreneurship, to Entertainment and Private
Capital, amongst others. There was also a Leadership Fireside Chat and a
“Five-Star Speaker’s Series”. Speakers that delivered keynotes were Ladi
Balogun, CEO and Managing Director of First City Monument Bank and Makhatar
Diop, World Bank’s Vice President for Africa.
Other speakers were Adebola
Williams, Founding Partner of Red
Media Africa, Georg Kell, the Executive Director at United
Nations Global Compact; Charles Kie, Group Head at EcoBank; Daniel
Monehin; Eric Kinoti, CEO of Shades Systems East Africa Limited; Amini Kajunju,
President of the Africa America Institute, Kunle Olaifa, head of HR at Samsung
West Africa; Chika Nwobi, Managing Partner at L4Lab, Eric-Vincent Guichard,
chairman and CEO of GRAVITAS Capital Advisors, amongst others.