Mosunmola Abudu, usually known as Mo Abudu, is a talk show host, TV producer, media personality, human resources management consultant, entrepreneur and philanthropist. She is an indigene of Ondo state of Nigeria, born in the United Kingdom. When she was only 7 years old, Mo Abudu’s family which were resident in the United Kingdom relocated to Lagos, Nigeria, Mo was made to stay with her grandparents who were cocoa farmers at Ondo State. With her grannies, Mo learnt African culture.
She attended attended Fiwasaye Girls Grammar School. When she was 12, her father died and shortly after that, she returned to the UK where she attended Hammersmith County Secondary School and Ridgeway School in Kent. Then, Mo was living with her guardian in Tunbridge Wells. Afterwards, she attended West Kent College and MidKent College. She has obtained a Masters Degree in HR Management from the University of Westminster, London.
Mo Abudu is a member of the British Psychological Society, and is consequently qualified in occupational and personality testing.
After acquiring a formal education, Mo picked-up a career in the UK as a recruitment consultant in the year 1987. She became a branch manager of the establishment she worked for. She later got a job with the Starform Group, where she became the manager of the Corporate Credit Management Exhibition between the years 1990 and 1992.
Mo Abudu launched Ebony Life Television, “Africa’s first Global Black Multi-Broadcast Entertainment Network” on 1 July 2013. As obtained on the television website, Ebony Life TV is “a multi-platform broadcaster set to reach Africa’s most important target demographic, the custodians of the present and the future. Ebony Life TV is located at Tinapa Resort, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. Ebony Life TV has been founded with a mission to create “Original, Premium and Inspiring content with an African Soul that showcases the best of Africa for a Global Black audience.” She has received several awards and accolades for this.
Through Ebony Life Films, she’s constantly redefining African cinema, and pushing bold and audacious narratives. Mo is the producer of 2016 box-office record breaking movie ‘The Wedding Party’ – a movie that endeared itself to critics and fans alike.
Mo lives in Lagos, Nigeria, and enjoys international travel to London, Paris, New York City, Cape Town, and Johannesburg. She has a son and a daughter which are products of Abudu’s first shot at marriage before she split with her husband Tokunbo Abudu a few years after.
This media amazon is indeed a force to reckon with, both within and outside the African soil.