CNN has profiled Mo Abudu, Executive Chairman and CEO of EbonyLife TV and we do not expect less achievement from the first black woman to own a pan-African TV channel EbonyLife TV as one of the continent’s leading women.
‘Mo’ as she is fondly called was interviewed on ‘Leading Women’ – a show
that connects it’s audience to extraordinary and exceptional women in the world as a
talk show host and media owner who presents the vision of a very
The show celebrates women at the top of their field, exploring their careers, lives and ideas.
Mo has won acclaim for building a TV network creating 1,000 hours of fresh, engaging, original and premium homegrown programming yearly. And there are plans to unveil even more channels – all under the EbonyLife brand.
Calling her “Africa’s Oprah”, CNN notes that Mo Abudu’s greatest
achievement and what makes her story remarkable is not just conquering
African TV but doing it without any prior media experience. This makes her a dogged and successful go-getter.
“There were many knock backs along the way, many people telling me ‘you
can’t do these things,” said the British-born entrepreneur in an
interview with CNN’s Stephanie Busari. “But I think what’s important in
life is that you believe in yourself and the things you can do.”
Moments with Mo: Staying on track in the new yearby