Mo Abudu Biography: Husband, Net Worth, Daughter, Age, Movies, Cinema, Children, Instagram, Wikipedia, Hotel, Relationship, PicturesPosted By Sade Tolani
Abudu Mosunmola (born 11 September 1964), addressed as Mo Abudu as she is called, is a successful woman who Forbes has dubbed “Africa’s most successful woman.”
She is an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, philanthropist, talk show hostess, TV producer, human resource management expert, media personality, and philanthropist.
Mo Abudu is the creator and CEO of EbonyLife, Africa’s first worldwide black entertainment network that debuted on Multichoice DSTV Channel 165 on July 1, 2013.
The Independent and Slate Afrique have compared her to Oprah Winfrey, labeling her “Africa’s Oprah” and “Nigerian Winfrey,” respectively. We think it’s a good idea to mix the two and call her that Oprah Winfrey of Africa.
|Wiki Facts & About Data|
|Real Name:||Mosunmola Abudu|
|Stage Name:||Mo Abudu|
|Born:||11 September 1964 (age 58 years old)|
|Place of Birth:||London, United Kingdom|
|State Of Origin:||Ondo State|
|Husband • Spouse:||Tokunbo Abudu (div.)|
|Boyfriend • Partner:||N/A|
|Children:||Temidayo Abudu, Adekoyejo Abudu|
|Occupation:||Businesswoman • TV Personality|
|Net Worth:||US$650 million|
Early Life & Education
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Akintunde gave birth to Mo Abudu on September 11, 1964, in London, United Kingdom. She was born to parents who hails from Ondo State, Nigeria which makes her tribe Yoruba.
Mo Abudu grew up in London and attended Ridgeway School, MidKent College, and West Kent College while walking her way through college.
She also holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Development from London’s University of Westminster.
Mo Abudu began his career as a recruitment consultant in 1987 with the Atlas Recruitment Consultancy firm in the United Kingdom. She then went on to work at Starform Group, a prominent business information company in the United Kingdom. At Starform Group, she was in charge of researching, designing, and producing various conferences and seminars.
Mo Abudu moved to Nigeria in 1993 to work as the head of Human Resources and Administration for Esso Exploration and Production Nigeria Limited (now ExxonMobil). At ExxonMobile, she acquired business discipline and how to create a corporate culture, which came in handy when she went out on her own.
They, like practically any entrepreneur, perceive a problem and set out to solve it. Mo Abudu identified a problem that requires a solution: organizations require trained people to join their workforce to go to the next level. As a result, she resigned from Exxon Mobile after nearly a decade and founded Vic Lawrence & Associates Limited in 2000. Vic Lawrence & Associates Limited (VLA) is one of Nigeria’s fastest-growing Human Resources consulting firms.
Industries can benefit from the company’s human resource initiatives and management solutions.
She also runs an executive training center at the Protea Hotel in Lagos’ Oakwood Park.
Mo Abudu has always been passionate about accurately conveying Africa’s story. Inspire Africa was born out of this. Inspire Africa is a website dedicated to promoting African culture and diversity.
This brand gave birth to ‘Moments with Mo,’ Africa’s first syndicated daily discussion program that celebrates the continent’s accomplishments and people. She desired that Africa be the one to tell its own story. We have a diverse culture and skill pool, but our successes have traditionally been pushed to the background while the negative tales are highlighted. Moments with Mo changed all of that.
The Moment with Mo is her executive producer and host. The chat program is shown in 49 African countries and on cable television in the United Kingdom. Many A-list celebrities, governors, presidents, and Nobel Laureates have visited Mo Abudu, including US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.
Moments with Mo aren’t the only thing she’s made. Mo Abudu has created several TV programs based on the same premise of conveying Africa’s story, although they are aimed toward different groups.
One of her innovations, The Debaters, is a reality television show that provides African youths a voice. There’s also Naija Diamonds, an award-winning documentary series produced by Diamond Bank that highlights Nigeria’s unsung heroes.
Ebony Life TV was the epitome of everything, encapsulating everything. In 2013, she launched EbonyLife TV, the world’s first black entertainment and lifestyle network.
Media and Entertainment City Africa is the parent company of EbonyLife TV (MEC Africa). It first aired on MultiChoice DSTV CH 165 before moving to Star Times Network earlier this year. The channel has produced and broadcast over 5,000 hours of original drama, talk shows, entertainment, and factual programming.
EbonyLife TV announced several new ventures in 2018, including a Video-On-Demand (VoD) service in Africa, EbonyLife ON, and three projects with Sony Pictures Television.
In 2014, Mo Abudu founded Ebony Life Films, a film production company, to fulfill her aim of showcasing African stories. With the film ‘Fifty,’ she made her debut as a movie producer.
The film follows four friends in Lagos who are at the pinnacle of their careers and are compelled to take stock of their personal lives while juggling work and family obligations.
Ebony Life Films was a member of the ELFIKE Film Collective, which created the romantic comedy “The Wedding Party”.
In 2016, one of Nigeria’s biggest hits was The Wedding Party. FilmOne Distribution, EbonyLife Films, Inkblot Productions, and Koga Studios are part of the ELFIKE Film Collective, a collaboration of famous Nigerian filmmakers.
These film studios employ their years of knowledge and resources to produce high-quality Nigerian films with international appeal.
Awards & Nominations
- Recognized by Forbes Africa as First Woman to Own a Pan Africa TV Channel in 2013.
- 25 Most Powerful Women in Global in 2013
- Entrepreneur of the Year at International Women’s Day Forum in New York in 2014
- Honorary Doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa) from Babcock University in 2014
- Listed as one of ‘Forbes in Africa in 2015
- Movie Producer of the Year (English) at City People Movie Awards in 2015
- Special Recognition in 2017
- IoD Entrepreneurial Award by Institute of Directors in 2017
- FAME Award in Excellence in 2017
- 50 Women Making Impact in the Showbiz by Variety Magazine in 2018
- Glazia Persons of the Year Awards in 2018
- African Achievers Awards at UK House of Common in 2018
Tokunbo Abudu, a lawyer and businessman, was Mo Abudu‘s husband. Temidayo Abudu and Adekoyejo Abudu, their daughter and son, were born to them. Their relationship still remains even after their divorce.
Temidayo Abudu, Mo Abudu‘s daughter, married in Los Angeles with a Californian chic theme.
Adebola Makanjuola is her daughter’s husband. Mo Abudu‘s daughter is a copywriter and film producer. Unfortunately, the bride’s father, Tokunbo Abudu, could not attend the lavish wedding.
This media mogul Mo Abudu‘s current net worth is estimated to be US$650 million (but no reputable third-party net estimator platform exists to confirm this).
She makes a lot of money from her resort, Ebony Life Place, and the money she gets from the EbonyLife film.
- Twitter: Mo Abudu @moabudu
- Instagram: Mo Abudu (@moabudu)
- Facebook: Mo Abudu
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