Today we celebrate Nigerian media mogul, Mosunmola Abudu, who was recently listed by ‘The Hollywood Reporter’ has one of the “25 Most Powerful Women in Global Television” and the most amazing part of this is, she is the only African woman listed, amongst those from North America, Europe, Asia, South America and Australia. We are so happy about this because it’s a honour she deserves for her hardwork, perseverance, creativity and continuous improvement in her entrepreneurship journey.
The category recognises female executives from around the globe who are rewriting the rules of TV, during a time when “women have to work twice as hard for the same recognition” as men, ans this is why we refer to her as a ‘Power Puff African Woman’.
Mo Abudu was described as a woman who “has been at the forefront of media innovation on the continent” and whose goal for the coming year is “to successfully produce Africa’s first sci-fi TV series” in the article. The first time she was included in this list was in 2013, immediately after the launch of EbonyLife TV.
Since those early days, EbonyLife TV has created over 4,000 hours of original, high-quality content, including landmark drama series The Governor, Sons of the Caliphate and Fifty (the series), along with the first pan-African talk show, Moments, with different versions hosted in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.
EbonyLife Films made its debut in 2015 at the 59th BFI London Film Festival with Fifty, the highest-grossing Nollywood movie that year. In 2016, EbonyLife co-produced The Wedding Party, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and went on to become the biggest movie in the history of Nigerian cinema. Abudu does not take the recognition from the renowned entertainment magazine for granted. “It’s an honour and privilege to be acknowledged again by The Hollywood Reporter. I am proud to represent Nigeria and the thousands of women in Africa, striving to make their mark in a male-dominated industry,” she said.
MO Abudu started off small, and have gradually grown into a global brand. This should inspire you !
Her story is another realistic example that you can go as far as you want if you’re determined!