Mosunmola Abudu, Chairwoman and Chief Executive, EbonyLife TV, Nigeria – Courtesy of Media and Entertainment City Africa
We love it when one of ours is recognised globally for doing good work. This year has been an exciting year for Mosunmola Abudupopularly known as Mo Abudu.
Rising from the days of anchoring Africa’s first syndicated show, Moments With Mo in 2006, into owning a TV network – EBONYLIFE TV, Africa’s first continent-wide broadcaster targeting Africa’s growing aspirational middle class with programming that ‘celebrates style and success while motivating its audience to dream and dream big’ – Mo Abudu.
Mo Abudu who is recognised as revolutionizing pay TV in Africa, is identified amongst 25 women as the female innovators who oversee empires on their own terms with savvy determination to make a mark on worldwide TV through giving greenlight to shows on International TV that captivate millions and adapt in a rapidly changing global media industry.
Mo Abudu is recognised as Africa’s answer to Oprah. Moments with Mo has featured guests from Hillary Clinton to Diane Von Furstenberg to presidents – the show is carried across 48 African countries.
In Drake’s voice, its safe to say Mo Abudu started from the bottom and look at where she is now – Mo Abudu is a self-taught TV host, no formal training – just love and passion. All it takes is to keep dreaming and keep pushing the envelope and most ultimately, believing in yourself and working hard to attain what is necessary and consistently improving.
This is The Hollywood Reporter‘s inaugural list on Women in International TV power list.