In a few months, celebrated talkshow hostess and founder of Ebony Life TV, Mosunmola Abudu, would clock 50. It is a milestone. And for this beautiful success story, there would be no inhibitions about the celebrations that would follow. We gathered that friends of Mo’, as she is widely known, are about setting up a committee for the grand event. In less than a decade of her foray into the media, Mo has really done well for herself, rising from a tentative, scarcely trained talk-show hostess to a prima donna TV gal interviewing national and global leaders on her widely syndicated Moments With Mo. Also a successful businesswoman with different thriving companies under her belt, Mo’s magnum opus remains her daring foray into satellite television ownership with Ebony Life TV, which went live in 2013 on Digital Satellite Television, DSTV.
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, Africa’s first Global Black Multi-Broadcast Entertainment Network’, 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, producing and broadcasting over non-stop, original programming with world-class production values through a variety of engaging platforms that include TV, Mobile, Online, Apps and Live. Mo’s smile-wide grin and sharp intellect has seen her conquer the otherwise difficult Nigerian media terrain in less than a decade of her entry. In many ways, Mo Abudu epitomizes the nature of positive revolt: always at odds with the present, forever evolving. With her quiet will and calm stare, the woman to whom success subsists in doing things the way they have never been done before. She is always ready to revolutionize the Nigerian media.
It’s often said, broadcasters are meant to pass as national resources or cultural touchstones; Mo Abudu is a medley of both. And then, she is a lot more. (Thisday)