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Mo Abudu Becomes First African To Chair 47th International Emmy Awards Gala

Last night in New York City, Mo Abudu, CEO of EbonyLife Media, became the first African to chair the 47th International Emmy Awards Gala. Following her appointment as the first African director of the Academy, the move signals a change in the opportunities opening up for television content producers on the continent. Speaking at the gala,…

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AY Makun Reveals How Recession Impacted His Business In A Chat With CNN

On CNN’s ‘Marketplace Africa’, host Zain Asher sits down with comedian and CEO of Corporate World Entertainment Ay Makun to explore some of the obstacles faced by independent producers in Nollywood. The Nigerian film industry is experiencing a significant increase in investments and popularity. Makun explains that this is the result of Nigerians realising that…

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“I See Nigeria Exporting Cars in the Next 15 Years”- Cosmas Maduka, Founder Coscharis Group

This week’s CNN Marketplace Africa sees host Zain Asher interview Cosmas Maduka, founder of Nigerian conglomerate Coscharis Group. Asked about where the seeds of his success originate from, Maduka tells CNN about the apprenticeship he undertook: “This apprenticeship time was the best moment of my life. My brain was open, sharp. When people were going…

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CNN’s Zain Asher Interviews CEO of Nigeria’s Largest Chain of Theatres Kene Mkparu

Following the launch of a new IMAX theatre in Lagos, ‘CNN Marketplace Africa’ host Zain Asher met Kene Mkparu, Managing Director and CEO of Filmhouse Cinemas, to learn how the cinema chain can compete with streaming and cable services. Beginning his interview with ‘CNN Marketplace Africa’, Mkparu outlines his thoughts on the importance of cinema…

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Proud Nigerian! Watch CNN Anchor & Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Sister, Zain Asher Speak Igbo On Air

CNN Newsroom & Marketplace Africa Anchor, Zain Asher who is also a sister to actor Chiwetel Ejiofor,  was asked during an interview in Kenya if she considers herself a Nigerian and she replied, “I’m 100 per cent Nigerian”. She went ahead to back up her claim by addressing her audience in fluent Igbo. See a…

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CNN’s African Voices Features US-Based Top Nigerian Attorney, Beatrice Hamza Bassey

This week, Nigerian born Beatrice Hamza Bassey, the first African partner of one of the most prestigious law firms In the United States, Hughes Hubbard and Reed is being featured on African Voices, CNN’s International weekly half-hour programme highlighting Africa&#39s most engaging personalities. In the interview with CNN correspondent Zain Asher, she talks about her…

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