The Chief Executive Officer of EbonyLife Media on Friday announced her latest milestone via an Instagram post.
Mo Abudu narrated how she was contacted by a writer from the American based newspaper to share her story, the story of the EbonyLife Group on the need and importance to tell African stories.
The New York Times founded in 1851, is an American daily newspaper based in New York City with a worldwide readership.
According to Abudu, the headline for her featured article: “MO ABUDU ISN’T WAITING FOR PERMISSION” truly resonates with her personality and speaks volume especially in a time like this.
She wrote: “Hello beautiful people, Etan Smallman, who writes for the New York Times (@nytimes), reached out to me about a year ago, we had our first interview on a park bench in London.
“Etan has been working on this article for about a year now, tracking the EbonyLife Story. This tells you how long it takes them to fact check.
“My utmost thanks to @nytimes and to all those that were interviewed as part of this article. Amongst those interviewed are Ben Amadasun, Director, Content Africa at Netflix and Lola Shoneyin, writer and author of The Secret Lives of Baba Segi’s wives.
“Incredible how God works, the article was published online yesterday, 23rd September 2021 and will be printed in the New York Times this Sunday. I cannot wait to see this in print. To all my New Yorker friends, please make sure you pick this up in print!
“As part of this article, A few weeks ago, The New York Times sent their correspondent photographer in Lagos to take a few pictures of me at EbonyLife Place. Please scroll to see this and excerpts from the article.
“As you all know, it’s not within my power to tell @nytimes what to headline with, you do not even get to read the article before it goes to print based on the strict code of ethics practiced in journalism at such respected institutions. But I must say that the headline is so apt and means so much to me right now.
“MO ABUDU ISN’T WAITING FOR PERMISSION”
“Thank you New York Times for sharing my story, the story of the EbonyLife Group, the need and importance to tell African stories.”