As EbonyLife TV clocks 2 on July 1st, the channel has perfected plans to launch spin-offs of Moments with Mo in key countries across the continent in a move that is aimed at consolidating and reinforcing the position of the talk show, which has become famous as Africa’s first and only syndicated daily Talk Show, as the true pan African leader in the talk genre.
The Moments with Mo spin-off will be launched simply as Moments and will closely mirror Moments with Mo in structure and style. However, Moments with Mo, hosted exclusively by Africa’s Queen of Chat herself, Mo Abudu, still remains on air across the continent and on cable TV in the United Kingdom but will now appear occasionally for only a limited number of VIP interviews.
Moments will be launched in four flagship countries, to include South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana, being the first phase of the roll out, on July 01, 2015, to coincide with EbonyLife TV’s 2nd year anniversary celebration of creating and broadcasting original, premium and inspiring content with an African soul that showcases the best of Africa for a Global Black audience.
A key highlight of Moments is that each focal country will have its own homegrown Co-Hosts. Already, two Co-Hosts per flagship country have emerged through a painstaking but rewarding search. From South Africa, Pearl Thusi and Lerato Kganyago will be calling the shots; Wanjira Longaue and Amina Abdi will anchor the show in Kenya; Berla Mundi and Ama K. Abebrese will be in the saddle of Moments Ghana; and in Nigeria, the threefold of Bolanle Olukanni, Toke Makinwa and Michelle Dede will be in the spotlight.
Speaking on this development, Executive Chairman and CEO of EbonyLife TV, Mo Abudu said, “As EbonyLife TV clocks 2 on July 1st and as Moments with Mo enters its 9th year, we are excited to see the Moments with Mobrand expand across the continent of Africa in what we have called Moments. So now you have MomentsNigeria, Moments South Africa, Moments Ghana and Moments Kenya, airing across the continent on EbonyLife TV.”
According to her, “Moments with Mo, which has consistently aired on a pan African scale and on cable TV in the United Kingdom for 9 resounding years and counting, will also continue to have me as its exclusive host, treating viewers to the best of VIP interviews. This however, will not air as frequently as Moments definitely will.”