Birthday: September 11, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Also Known As: Mosunmola Abudu
Born: Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria
Famous As: Talk Show Host, Media Owner
Equity: 10, $5 millions
Mosunmola Abudu famously recognized as Mo Abudu, is an accomplished woman and has been illustrated as “Africa’s most successful woman” by Forbes. Abudu is a talk show host, television producer, human resource management consultant, media personality, entrepreneur, venture capitalist and philanthropist.
Mo Abudu is the founder and CEO of Ebony Life, Africa’s leading global black entertainment network which began broadcasting on July 1, 2013 on Multichoice DSTV Channel 165. She has been compared to Oprah Winfrey with The Independent and Slate Africa calling her- that of “Oprah of Africa” and “Nigerian Winfrey” respectively. We think it will be appropriate to combine the two and call her Oprah Winfrey of Africa.
Like most entrepreneurs, they see a problem and try to find a solution to it. Mo Abudu saw a problem that needs a solution; Organizations need trained talent who will be part of their workforce to take their organizations to the next level. This led her to resign from Exxon Mobile after nearly a decade and found her own company, Vic Lawrence & Associates Limited, in 2000. Vic Lawrence & Associates Limited, also known as VLA, is one of the leading resource consulting firms fastest growing humans in Nigeria.
The company offers human resource initiatives and management solutions for industries. It also has an executive training center at the Protea Hotel, Oakwood Park, Lagos. She is executive producer and presenter of Moment with Mo. The talk show airs in 49 African countries and on cable television in the UK. Mo Abudu has hosted several presidents ,celebrities, governors , Nobel laureates, including the US Secretary of State; Hilary Clinton and Managing Director of the IMF- Christine Lagarde
Recognized by Forbes Africa as the first woman in Pan Africa TV channel, 2013, 25 Most Powerful Women Global TV by Hollywood Reporter, 2013, Entrepreneur of the Year at the Forum International Women’s Day in New York, 2014, Doctor Honoris Causa (honoris causa) from Babcock University, 2014, ranked One of Forbes Africa’s Most Successful Women, 2015, Film Producer of the Year at City People Movie Awards 2015, Special Mention at the City People Movie Awards, 2017, IoD 2017, FAME Awards of Excellence 2017, 50 Women with Impact in Showbiz by Variety Magazine, 2018 Glazia People of the Year 2018 Prize, Africa Performing House of Common Prize 2018.