In a statement released on Friday, Viacom Senior Vice President and Managing Director Alex Okosi said: Monde’s proven track record, wealth of knowledge and diverse skills will add great value to our business, entrench the value of our BET and Youth & Music brands, and accelerate the introduction of new brands and products across our portfolio. As we continue to build our business across the continent, Monde’s deep understanding of audiences and his all-round expertise of driving a diverse, multi-channel network will help us achieve our goal of becoming Africa’s pre-eminent multimedia entertainment company.”
Twala will be responsible for BET, MTV and VHi.
Making the announcement of Twala’s resignation from the channel earlier in the week, e.tv commended him for his work. He started there as a sports producer in 1999 and worked his way up from there.
“Monde is passionate about broadcasting, transformation and contributing to the local broadcasting industry. He is a people-focused leader and has mentored many e.tv employees, who have gone on to excel within eMedia Investments and in the broader media industry. Monde’s legacy at the company has laid a strong and stable base for new leadership. We are proud of what we have done for Monde and he is proud of what he has done for us,” said e.tv Group Chief Operating Officer Mark Rosin.
Twala shared his gratitute for the opportunity’s e.tv had afforded him.
“I’ve spent 16 extremely happy and fulfilling years at e.tv. I have experienced many highlights of my career here and close collaboration with many talented colleagues, production partners and stakeholders in and around the business,” he said in a statement.