Ladybrille congratulates Nigerian media mogul and founder of Ebony Life TV for her recent recognition by America’s Hollywood Reporter as one of twenty-five most powerful women in global television.
Forget any talk of glass ceilings and token appointments. The executives on The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in International TV power list are the deciders shaping an increasingly global industry. The likes of Shine chairman Elisabeth Murdoch, FremantleMedia boss Cecile Frot-Coutaz and Endemol COO Martha Brass straddle worldwide production and distribution empires.
Greenlights from RTL Group’s Anke Shaeferkordt, TF1’s Elisabeth Durand or BSkyB’s Sophie Turner Laing determine what Europe watches, while Nigerian entrepreneur Mo Abudu is revolutionizing pay TV in Africa.
For more information about the edition, visit The Hollywood Reporter.
About Mosunmola (Mo’) Abudu
If you CAN think it …you CAN do it!” Talk about “words speaking volumes”, this catchy phrase aptly sums up the life, personality and achievements of Mosunmola Abudu – more popularly know as ‘Mo Abudu’.
Mo’s whole personality, attitude and indeed, her life thus far, lends credence to the fact that once she can think it, then you can be sure she can and will do it!! Mo has made her mark in various fields of endeavor, which cut across the corporate world, the hospitality industry and, most recently, the media world. She is a proudly-Nigerian, proudly African woman of many parts: Human Resource practitioner/consultant, Talk-show hostess, Media personality and Television producer.
Mo also sits on the board of several NGOs as well as National organizations such as the Nigerian Economic Summit Group. Mo stands out uniquely in various ways as a determined, self-motivated, results-oriented achiever with a vivacious personality that inspires others to get up and go! The firstborn of three sisters, she is the proud initiator and founder of a number of ‘firsts’ in Nigeria.
She is a visionary, purposeful and forward thinking person who will not take ‘No’ for an answer in her determination to positively impact her generation, while leaving a lasting legacy for generations to come.
Through hard work and sheer grits backed by strong faith in God to achieve the seemingly impossible, Mo makes things happen, no matter how great the odds. Although life dealt her a cruel blow when she lost her father at the very young age of 11, Mo refused to play the victim. Instead, she determined to do her mother and nation proud by not only succeeding, but excelling, in life.
She has come a long way from those tough early days, without the support of a father, to build a name for herself through several very successful business ventures and initiatives: creating jobs, positively impacting her generation, society, nation and, indeed, the entire African continent.
A running feature for 12 years on Ladybrille.com, The ‘Ladybrille Woman of the Month’ celebrates women in business and leadership, who empower themselves and others through their contributions and actions in their local and international communities. In 2014, the feature expanded to include a podcast show. If you would like to nominate a woman to be celebrated, please email [email protected].