Mo Abudu Named Guest Programmer At The Oscars Academy Museum

Mo Abudu, a Nigerian filmmaker and CEO of the EbonyLife Group, has announced that she will be working as a guest programmer at the Academy Museum in Los Angeles in preparation for the 96th Academy Awards.

The Academy Museum serves as the official museum of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the body that for years has been responsible for the Oscars.

One of her roles includes hosting a series of screenings for movies tagged Echoes Of Africa. Echoes Of Africa will delve into “African experiences, triumphs, dreams, and realities through a captivating lineup of films, which will be presented in partnership with the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People (NAACP).”

The event is scheduled for February 1 to 9, 2024, in Los Angeles, with an array of African movies which include The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun (1999), Le Franc (1994), Vaya Timbuktu, This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection and Monangambé (1968).

According to Abudu, “ECHOES OF AFRICA presents a vivid mosaic of African perspectives, capturing the enduring resonance of its cinema.” She also described the experience as a vital way to get connected to the African narrative. In her words, “An enthralling cinematic odyssey awaits, promising to leave you stirred, enlightened, and intimately connected with Africa’s vibrant essence.”

This appointment serves as further evidence of the influence Nollywood filmmakers have had on the global film industry.

The date of the 96th Academy Awards is set for March 11, 2024.

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