The EbonyLife TV Sisterhood Awards
EbonyLife TV in special partnership with the Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), presents the EbonyLife TV Sisterhood Awards as part of their annual WIMBIZ conference. Together, we empower women to work together to accomplish great things and seek to celebrate women who have excelled in laudable achievements.
The Inaugural Edition of the EbonyLife TV Sisterhood Awards was celebrated on the 13th of September, 2014, as part of the activities marking the 50th Birthday Celebration of Media Entrepreneur, Mo Abudu in Lagos, Nigeria. The event themed – “Mo @ 50, Celebrating sisterhood”, was a celebration of the deserving, but unsung women in the society; those not often celebrated or celebrated enough, but who are making significant impacts in their particular areas of influence.
The criteria for recognizing awardees is based strictly on a demonstration of excellence, commitment, innovativeness, integrity, national impact; and most importantly women who demonstrated a substantive, yet largely unrecognized excellence in the area for which they were being considered.
ABOUT EBONYLIFE TV
Strongly rooted in Africa but connecting to a global audience through a shared identity and common values, EBONYLIFE TV prides itself as Africa’s first Global Black Entertainment and Lifestyle Network for premium homegrown entertainment content.
Fondly described as Africa’s first Global Black Entertainment and Lifestyle network, the channel was launched on June 30, 2013 as a multi-platform broadcaster set to reach Africa’s most important target demographic, the youth aged 18 – 34 who are the custodians of the present and the future.
For this reason, EBONYLIFE TV continues to attract local and international plaudits along the way for its leadership position in the African media and entertainment space. Today, the channel is ranked as one of the most watched channels across the Continent, and is at the fore-front of positively redefining the narratives about Nigeria and indeed Africa through the creation of original, premium and uplifting content with an African soul that showcases the best of Africa for a Global Black audience.
With its Head Office in Studio Tinapa in Calabar, Cross River State of Nigeria dedicated to the production of its Drama slate and its newly opened studios in Ilupeju, Lagos State of Nigeria dedicated to the production of its daily entertainment and lifestyle shows, EBONYLIFE TV is dedicated to telling African stories as they have never been before told.
EBONYLIFE TV annually produces over 1,000 hours of premium, original, and homegrown entertainment programming content to include Talk, Entertainment, Reality, Comedy, Drama, Lifestyle, Factual, among others, of which the channel boasts exclusive ownership of 90% of the content, conveniently making it the largest self-owned library on the continent.
EBONYLIFE TV continuously strives to drive home the purpose and concept of its existence, changing the African Narrative, with its corporate mantra; Everything you think you know about Africa is about to change forever!
Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ), is a Nigerian non-profit organization formed in 2001 by 14 individuals (13 women and 1 man) who identified a serious issue concerning women in the workplace and in business, particularly in the areas of leadership capacity building and avenues for networking for growth.
Our vision is “to be the catalyst that elevates the status and influence of women and their contribution to nation building”. Our vision is borne out of a desire to assist women manage the manifold challenges they face in the workplace and in so doing enable them fulfill their potential and be meaningful contributors to economic development. This vision is aimed at improving the success rate of female entrepreneurs and increasing the proportion of women in senior positions in corporate organizations.
Our mission is to inspire and empower women with high potential to attain leadership positions in business, management and public service.