Mo Abudu

Mo Abudu Biography / Profile

Mosunmola Abudu (known as Mo Abudu) was born in London, UK, on September 11th, 1964 to Nigerian parents who originally belonged to the Ondo Town in Ondo state. She is a Talk show hostess, TV producer, Media entrepreneur, Human Resource Management Consultant and Venture Capitalist.

Mo Abudu Age

Mo Abudu is 59 years old.

Mo Abudu Early Life

Mo was the eldest of three sisters. Her parents relocated to Nigeria when she was seven years old and they began to live in Lagos. From there she visited her grandparents who lived on a cocoa farm in Ondo State and learnt about Nigerian culture. She attended Fiwasaye Girls Grammar School in Nigeria till the age of 11. Her father died when she was 12 years old, after which she returned to the UK for further studies. She attended Hammersmith County Secondary School and moved on to the Ridgeway School in Kent, where she lived with her local guardian in the affluent township of Tunbridge Wells.

Mo attended West Kent College and Mid Kent College before she completed her master’s degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Westminster, London. She is also qualified in occupational and personality testing and a member of the British Psychological Society.

Mo Abudu Career

During her days in the university and shortly thereafter, she had a brief modelling stint. However, having done her master’s in HR she started her career as a recruitment consultant in the UK in 1987. Later she joined the Starform Group and managed their Corporate Credit Management Exhibition for two years. From 1993 to 2000 she worked for Arthur Andersen and headed the Human Resources and Training unit for Esso Exploration & Production Nigeria Limited. She valued this exposure as in gave her the understanding of the corporate world that helped her with her own business endeavours later in life, when she relocated to Nigeria. She went on to establish her own human resources development company called Vic Lawrence & Associates Limited (VLA). One of her projects was to develop an executive training centre at the Protea Hotel in Oakwood Park, Lagos. 

When Mo was in her late twenties and her children were entering their teens, she decided to make a complete shift in her career from HR to media and show business. In her opinion it was the only way that she could make the impact she wished to make on people’s view of Africa. She entered show business in Nigeria by taking on the role of Executive Producer and host of the television talk show called ‘Moments with Mo’. The show covers a cross-section of topics including lifestyle, health, culture, politics and entertainment. She has interacted with a wide spectrum of celebrities on the show, ranging from Presidents, Nobel laureates and the US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton. The show is aired on M-Net to 48 African countries. 

Mo is also the creator and Executive Producer of the reality show called ‘The Debaters’ that has been funded by the Guaranty Trust Bank and aims at giving Africa a voice in world affairs through oratory. She launched Africa’s first Global Black Multi-Broadcast Entertainment Network called ‘Ebony Life Television’ in 2013. It airs original inspiring programmes targeting the global black audience in order to present a realistic view of Africa and its future path to prosperity. She also took the plunge into films and started Ebony Life Films in 2014. Her debut film ‘Fifty’ was screened at the London Film Festival and was one of Nigeria’s biggest blockbusters. 

Mo as instrumental in founding ‘The Inspire Africa Foundation’ that is registered as a non-profit making organisation focussed on raising funds for implementation of society transformation initiatives. In 2009, the foundation organised a charity concert with other NGOs that had the theme of ‘Rock with a Conscience’. The funds raised were used for the betterment of street children. The foundation also has a charity store and a children’s shelter called ‘The Harbour’. Besides fund raising through her foundation, Abudu has contributed large amounts in her personal capacity. She is also the Project Facilitator and Director of the Protea Hotel, Oakwood Park. She is the Chairman and Chief Executive of EbonyLife TV. During her short stint in modelling, she was the brand ambassador for AVON Cosmetics in the African market.

Mo Abudu Personal Life

Mo lives in Lagos with her son and daughter born out of a short-lived marriage to Tokunbo Abudu. She is very close to her children and loves quality time with them whenever she is at home.  Her work is quite demanding due to which she does a lot of travelling around Africa, to Europe and the United States. In all her work she has always championed the cause of the people of her motherland.

She was greatly influenced by Oprah Winfrey when she decided to make a career shift from Human Recourse to Show Business. She tried to contact Winfrey by E’mail in order to get some advice but failed to get any response at that time

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Mo Abudu Awards

Her awards and recognitions include;

  • She has been included in the Forbes Media list as the first African woman to launch a Pan Africa TV channel and bestowed with the Entrepreneur of the Year award by ‘Women Week’ in New York.
  • ’Hollywood Reporter’ has listed her as one of the 25 most Powerful Women in Global TV. She has also been honoured with an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Babcock University of Nigeria and has been awarded the FAME Women Award of Excellence.
  • She won the City People Movie Special Recognition Award in 2015 and 2017
  • She also won the City People Movie Award for Best Movie Producer of the Year (English) in 2017.

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