The search for a co-host to pair with Mo Abudu, the pioneering host of the internationally acclaimed TV talk show, Moments with Mo, has begun in earnest.
According to a statement issued in Tinapa, Calabar and made available to THISDAY, Saturday, Moments with Mo, Africa’s first and only syndicated daily talk show has begun its search for “a young, charming, brilliant, exciting and dynamic person to co-host the long-running, but now even more rejuvenated show, alongside its pioneering host, Mo Abudu.”
The statement said “the talk show, which has become a household name for featuring the widest and most interesting array of guests, from presidents, governors and celebrities, to unsung everyday people who are doing extraordinary things, will in the coming months, wear a refreshingly different look as it is going to constantly feature a zesty co-host alongside the good old, vintage appearance of the inspirational Mo.”
Speaking on the new Moments with Mo, the Associate Director, Programmes, Magazine & Talk – EbonyLife TV, Sandra Amadio, said: “This is a great chance for hot, fresh and brilliant young people who have been dreaming of being on the hot seat to interview top celebrities. It’s the chance to be in the spotlight alongside Mo to present top celebrities and happening people to a pan-African audience, from the younger person’s perspective.
“Apart from the more youthful twist being introduced into the show, the entire look and feel of the set is also going to change from show to show. The set design will constantly be innovative, invigorating and refreshing, while underlining the quintessential global black disposition of the EbonyLife TV network.”
“The show is getting jazzed up with a whole new look and feel and a new co-host. It’s a whole new show. You can look forward to seeing Mo Abudu co-host the show with some of Nigeria’s young top talents. The show will continue to feature interesting, thought provoking and engaging topics that are relevant to a pan African and global audience.
“There’s also a unique concept based on an interchangeable look and feel to the set, inspired by one of Nigeria’s biggest talk show hosts.”
The statement said that the new Moments with Mo is one of the enthralling programmes in a compelling bouquet billed for launch on the eagerly anticipated EbonyLife TV channel in April 2013. “EbonyLife TV will sit exclusively on the DStv platform through which it will immediately be transmitting to and watched in over 46 African countries and by over eight million viewers. EbonyLife TV’s roll out distribution strategy also includes Sky TV in the UK, DISH in the United States, Brazil, Canada and other parts of Europe,” it noted.
EbonyLife TV is Africa’s first multi-broadcast media and entertainment network set to produce over 700 unprecedented hours of premium and original content made in Africa for a global audience and designed to reach its target demography through unique media platforms which include TV, web, mobile, apps and live.
The new Moments with Mo is therefore intended to appeal to a younger audience demography and will continue to produce a rich and diverse range of topics, including lifestyle, health, music, art, culture, politics and tradition, with a great deal of dynamism.