Mosunmola Abudu, popularly called Mo Abuduis a household name in the Nigerian media space. The Television presenter, media owner, film producer, media practitioner, philanthropist, filmmaker, and mother has been an inspiration to many.
Described by Forbes as “Africa must successful Businesswoman”, Mo Abudu, born in London, England, gained a master’s degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Westminster in London.
She started out as a presenter of the TV show “Moment With Mo”. She afterward founder EbonyLife TV in 2006, making her the first African woman to own a Pan-Africa TV channel.
Her film production company, Ebony Film, is responsible for some of the highest-grossing movies in Nollywood today. Some of the films produced by the company include, “The wedding Party”, “The Wedding Party 2”, “Chief Daddy” and other amazing films.
“Anyone who wishes to be an entrepreneur must know that bright ideas are great, however, that is not even half of the work;
“It goes without saying that “knowledge is power.” How much info do you have on your chosen career path? Do you have adequate info or are you still going around in circles?”
“I’ve been a brand ambassador for Nigeria since I was age 11. Growing up in the U.K, I’ve had to defend Nigeria and when I was 40, I finally woke up and decided to do something, and that’s how the talk show came about.”
“I don’t really see my work as work…I just love what I do.” So ladies, there you have it, some of Mo’s career insights into being successful. It’s good to dream but it’s much better if you work your way into achieving them.”
“Having been recruited by Arthur Andersen to serve as the administration manager to head their human resources and training unit, I simply left at the turn of the century because I had a dream. I wanted to create and do my own thing.”
“My big dream was and still is, to change the narrative about my continent. As a continent, Africa has remained creatively silent for centuries.”
“PASSION. VISION. FOCUS. HARD WORK. Whats the point if you don’t find passion in what you do.”
“I love to learn new things. I love creative space. I think directing is one of the highest forms of creative expression.”
“I think I’m totally misunderstood. I don’t think a lot of people really understand me as a person and that’s the biggest challenge. Some think I am unapproachable, hello everyone, I am not o!”
“The word ‘No’ does not exist in my vocabulary. I am passion driven. I love a good challenge. I am somewhat of a perfectionist, things have to be just right.”
“I love to dream big and look fear in the face till it goes away. You have to be undaunted, gusty, focused and undistracted from your goals.”
“I think the biggest challenge for me is that I try to do so much. I don’t do things one at a time. I like to do them all at once. Most times, I feel like “why is God giving me all these ideas?”, but I am grateful for them.”
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