Mosunmola Abudu popularly known as Mo Abudu is a talk show host, TV producer, human resource management consultant and media entrepreneur. We call her Jack of all trade and master of Every. The bulk of her growing years were spent in the United Kingdom where she worked her way through college. She attended the Ridgeway School, Mid Kent College and West Kent College. She went on to earn her Master’s degree in Human Resources Development at the University of Westminster in London.
She started off her career in the UK as a recruitment consultant in 1987, becoming a branch manager. Mo went on to work for the Starform Group, managing the Corporate Credit Management Exhibition from 1990 to 1992. In 1993 she joined Exxon Mobil to head their Human Resources and Training unit. She left in 2000 to establish a privately owned specialist human resources development company known as Vic Lawrence & Associates Limited While running Vic Lawrence and Associates, she developed an executive training centre at the Protea Hotel, Oakwood Park, Lagos.
Mo Abudu went on to start her own TV show called’ Moments with Mo’ with numerous topics ranging from lifestyle, through health, culture, politics, entertainment, tradition, to music and inter-racial marriages.The show aired on M-Net with TV coverage in 48 African countries, the show now also airs on terrestrial and cable TV in other parts of the world. In July 2013, she became the first woman to own a TV network in Africa with the launch of Ebony Life TV which is said to be Africa’s first Global black multi-broadcast network.
Today Mo is known as Africa’s Oprah Winfrey and one of the most visible women on TV in Africa. Her outstanding work in diverse fields especially the media has earned her many laurels. These include recognition by Forbes Media as the first African woman to launch a Pan-Africa TV channel; and Entrepreneur of the Year award by Women Werk in New York. She has also been listed as one of the 25 Most Powerful Women in Global TV by the Hollywood Reporter. Most recently, she was also honoured with a Honorary Doctorate Degree (Honouris Causa) from Babcock University.
Mo Abudu is successful in business and also in her personal life. She is married and has two wonderful children, a girl and a boy. She recently turned 50 and she can pass for someone in her late 30’s. Mo rocks her age and if 50 looks so good, we are sure most people cannot wait to turn 50.