This just in….54Lights managed to catch up with media mogul Patricia (Bebia) Mawa. Patricia works alongside her husband, Moses Mawa, in steering an impressive media empire that includes; a 24hour television channel (called AfroGlobal TV), three magazines and several regional networks.
While we were pleased that she shed light on her early start in media, our greatest learnings came from Patricia’s willingness to explain the magic and mission behind her companies. Focused on inspiring, uniting and celebrating those of African descent, her work and footprint is impressive. Her family has built a business that is breaking through barriers and reaching beyond traditional limits associated with black people. By depicting a different, and more complex, portrayal of Africans, her collection of companies is adding to a rich and progressive dialog on race.
Like everything else, these businesses have been impacted by COVID. But it seems clear that the momentum and resilience that’s part of the greater empire gives it the fortitude to survive. And rather than shrink when faced with the daunting reality of the times, Patricia sees opportunity and envisions a “creative renaissance” that will lead us through any storm.
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