Tuesday Woman: Mo Abudu
Mosunmola Abudu was born on September 11, 1964. She is an indigene of Ondo State, Nigeria but was born in the UK. At the age of 7, she relocated to Nigeria, but after her father’s death, she returned to the UK.
Mo is a TV personality and entrepreneur who has an estimated net worth of $10.5 million. She is known in Nigeria’s fashion and entertainment industry and beyond.
Abudu attended Fiwasaye Girls Grammar School during her early years in Nigeria and attended Hammersmith County Secondary School before moving to Ridewat School in Kent when she relocated to the UK. She later went to West Kent College and MidKent College.
The TV producer holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from the University of Westminster, London.
She held the position of the Head of Human Resources and Training for Exxon Mobil for a decade when she returned to Nigeria in 1993 and later started her own company Victor Lawrence and Associates Ltd.
Mo Abudu launched Ebony Life Television which is the first African Global Black Multi-Broadcast entertainment network. She had a talk show “Moments with Mo” which focused on lifestyle, politics, and a wide range of topics as she featured renowned personalities.
The TV producer started filmmaking with Ebonylife films in 2014 and has produced and co-produced several films since then.
Mo is also a philanthropist and owns the Inspire Africa Foundation which is a non-profit making organization.
Her numerous awards include being on Forbes Media List as the first African woman that launched a pan African TV channel, Entrepreneur of the Year award in New York from Women’s Week, FAME Women’s Award of Excellence, and more.
Mo is married to Tokunbo Abudu, a businessman and lawyer. They have two children, Temidayo and Kojo Abudu.