Mosunmola Abudu is a Nigerian Entrepreneur and owner of a world-renowned multimedia empire. She is known as Africa’s own Oprah Winfrey. She has been labeled as Africa’s most successful woman by Forbes magazine. She is the first African woman to launch a Pan-African TV channel.
She was born on the 11th of September 1964 in London. At the age of 7 she moved to Ondo state (her state of origin) to live on her grandparents cocoa farm. At 12 years old she moved back to London when her father died. She ended up completing her secondary and university education. She has a master’s degree in human resource management from the university of Westminster.
She started her career in media as the host of Africa’s first syndicated talk show, Moments with Mo. She has interviewed a lot of world well respected people around the world and the show had TV coverage of 48 African countries. Growing up in the United Kingdom, Mo Abudu felt like there was very little representation of black people in the media. Her schoolmates often asked her ridiculous questions about Africa. This fueled her determination to according to her, “tell African stories in a contemporary way”.
On the 1st of July 2013 she launched Ebony life TV, Africa’s first Global Black Multi Broadcast Entertainment Network. The network aims to show Africa from a different perspective, representing its young middle class population. Ebony life TV runs in more than 49 African countries, the UK and the Caribbean.
In 2016 her movie the Wedding Party broke boundaries being the first Nigerian movie to make over $1.3 million dollars. Her movie Fifty in 2015 was also the only Nigerian movie to screen at the BFI London film festival that year.
Despite all her achievements she still names her 2 children as her greatest achievements.