Media mogul, entrepreneur and CEO of EbonyLife Group, Mo Abudu, has been appointed Creative Champion for the upcoming UK-African Investment Summit scheduled to take place in April 2024 in the United Kingdom.

The announcement was made by the UK’s Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, James Cleverly, during the Creative Industries event at the residence of the British Deputy High Commission in Lagos on August 1.

As part of the UK-African Investment Summit, a first-of-its-kind UK-Nigeria creative side event will be held in London to promote and project the creative sector in Nigeria and other African countries and UK-African collaboration in this field.

Expressing her gratitude upon receiving this recognition from the UK Government, Mo Abudu said: “I am humbled and deeply honoured, as I accept the prestigious position as Creative Champion for the UK-African Investment Summit 2024. This recognition fills my heart with immense joy and gratitude, knowing that our collective dedication to the creative industries has been acknowledged by the UK government.

“There is much work to be done to move the creative sector forward and there is no better time to start than now. I look forward to meeting with the various stakeholders in our sector across the continent, forging connections, and building bridges that will foster collaboration, innovation, and transformative progress in the creative domain.”

The upcoming UK-African Investment Summit will be hosted by the UK Prime Minister,  Rishi Sunak, in London on 23 to 24 April 2024 and will bring together Heads of State and Government from 25 African countries alongside British and African business leaders.

The summit will serve as a bridge connecting nations, cultures and aspirations and aims to strengthen UK-African partnerships, create jobs and foster growth, support talent in sectors such as finance and technology, and promote women entrepreneurs.