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Mo Abudu to keynote at FAME Week

Mo Abudu, CEO of Nigerian film and TV production studio EbonyLifeTV, will deliver a keynote speech at the Women in Entertainment Breakfast at FAME Week Africa 2023, which takes place in Cape Town next month.

Mo Abudu

The breakfast is scheduled for September 6 and will bring together female professionals from all areas of the entertainment industry, including music, film and television. According to the organisers, it will provide a platform for women to connect, share experiences and discuss ways to overcome the challenges they face in the industry.

It will also recognise the significant role women play in shaping Africa’s entertainment landscape and breaking barriers internationally. It is designed to inspire, empower and foster connections within the industry, and create more opportunities for women.

Abudu – described as Africa’s most powerful woman by Forbes magazine – will share her insights into how women can navigate their careers and overcome obstacles.

FAME Week Africa, organised by RX Africa, will take place from September 3 to 9 and comprises Mip Africa, the Cape Town International Animation Festival, Muziki Africa and Media Entertainment Solutions Africa. The event is powered by EarCandy Dubbing and the Cape Town International Conventions Centre CTICC.

Louise Callcott-Stevens, co-founder and CEO at EarCandy, said: “There is so much research that points to women not supporting other women to reach their full career potential. As a female-owned business that consistently sees the business benefit and RoI of developing women, we want to be a part of this change.”

CTICC CEO Taubie Motlhabane added: “At the CTICC, we believe in the power of women in driving change and innovation. We are honoured to be part of the Women in Entertainment Breakfast, as it aligns perfectly with our commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse industry.”

Martin Hiller, portfolio director of FAME Week Africa, said: “The Women in Entertainment Breakfast is a crucial milestone for FAME Week Africa. By celebrating and elevating the incredible talent of women in the industry, we are forging a path towards a more equitable and vibrant future for African entertainment.”

Alderman JP Smith, Cape Town’s mayoral committee member for safety and security, said the event aligns with the city’s commitment to supporting initiatives that empower women and foster inclusivity.

“We are thrilled to be the host city for the Women in Entertainment Breakfast at FAME Week Africa 2023. As a city that celebrates diversity and creativity, we recognise the immense contributions of African women in the entertainment industry,” he said.

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FAME Week Africa links with CreateSA.tv

FAME Week Africa, which includes Mip Africa and the Cape Town International Animation Festival, has collaborated with CreateSA.tv to advance the event’s commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI).

Elisma Uys-Hanekom

CreateSA.tv has developed a number of DEI-focused strategic initiatives for the event, which takes place from September 3 to 9.

The organisation will collaborate with RX Africa to draw up a comprehensive diversity and inclusion plan that will enhance diverse backgrounds, cultures and identities throughout the event.

According to the two parties, the collaboration will result in a more inclusive event by connecting with marginalised groups and engaging with underrepresented communities, filmmakers, industry professionals and organisations through outreach programmes, networking events and targeted initiatives.

In addition, CreateSA.tv will facilitate panel discussions, workshops and roundtable sessions focusing on DEI topics within the film, TV and music industries.

Ensuring individuals with disabilities are catered for, CreateSA.tv will provide sign-language interpreters, wheelchair accessibility and other necessary accommodations to those who need it.

Finally, CreateSA.tv will collaborate with FAME Week Africa’s marketing team to develop inclusive messaging, imagery and promotional materials.

Martin Hiller, portfolio director of FAME Week Africa, said: “We are thrilled to welcome CreateSA.tv as our inclusivity partner for FAME Week Africa. Our partnership aligns perfectly with our mission to create a platform where diverse voices can thrive, learn from each other and contribute to a more equitable and just creative industry.”

Elisma Uys-Hanekom, founder and executive producer at CreateSA.tv, added: “We strongly believe in the values of diversity, equality and inclusion. Through this partnership, we aim to amplify our collective efforts in promoting DEI within the entertainment industry and inspiring positive change. FAME Week Africa and CreateSA.tv look forward to a fruitful collaboration that will help shape a more inclusive creative landscape for all.”

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