Mrs. Pearlena Igbokwe should not be left out as we continue to celebrate diaspora Nigerian Igbos who has kept making the country proud.
This is contrary to what the international community perceived Nigerians.
Pearlena Igbokwe who recently appointed as the Chairman of the appointed the chairman of America’s Universal Studio Group has joined the league of other Nigerian Igbo who has broken the limit and became the first blacks to head one agency or the other, while some occupied political positions.
This reminds us of a Nigerian lawyer, Kaycee Madu, who was appointed as Canada’s new minister of justice and solicitor general for the province of Alberta.
Another is 27-yrs-old Roxy Ogechi Ndebumadu, currently elected as the council woman of Bowie County in Maryland, USA.
On Igbokwe’s new position, It should be noted that the studio is under the NBC Universal, a world-leading media and entertainment group of companies that cover vast TV interests for the world audience.
According to Premiumtimes reports, Igbokwe made history with the appointment as she became the first black woman to hold such a significant position.
A press statement by the group said that the Nigerian would be leading the company’s international television businesses and will be giving reports to Jeff Shell, the CEO of NBCUniversal.
Igbokwe was born in Lagos in the 1960s. She migrated to the US at the age of six following the Nigeria/Biafra civil war, and later got her first degree from Yale University before getting her MBA from Columbia University.
She started her media career at Showtime, a popular media company in the US, where she has headed different executive positions in the company.
Igbokwe was part of the team that developed and supervised popular series like Dexter, Nurse, The Big C, Nurse Jackie, and Master of S*x.
In 2012, she became executive vice president for drama development at NBC and supervised popular TV series The Blacklist, Blindspot, Chicago Med, Shades of Blue, This Is US, among others.
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