Mo Abudu has achieved success in various fields, including energy, hospitality and human resources before entering the world of media as the Creator and Hostess of “MOMENTS WITH MO”, earning the accolade of Africa’s ‘first lady of chat’. The show was the first of its kind to be syndicated across Africa, with an impressive guest list that includes Hillary Rodham-Clinton, President Muhammadu Buhari, and Christine Lagarde, amongst others.
Three years ago, she launched EbonyLife TV, which is Africa’s first Global Black Entertainment and Lifestyle Network for premium homegrown entertainment, and in 2014, she started EbonyLife Films. Her debut film, “FIFTY”, and her second film “The Wedding Party” in partnership with the ELFIKE Film Collective, both premiered at prestigious International Film Festivals and broke box office records in Nollywood. Her third film, “The Royal Hibiscus Hotel” premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival with positive reviews and is set to have its grand premiere in Nigeria soon.
Mo is highly sought after for her in-depth knowledge on the African and Global creative industry. She has spoken at the University of Cambridge – Judge Business School, Harvard University and New York University Stern School of Business amongst others.
Mo has received international recognition, including by Forbes as the First African Woman to launch a Pan-African TV Channel as well as CNN’s report on her as ‘Africa’s Queen of Media who conquered the continent’.