CNN Names Ebony Life TV CEO, Mo Abudu, as ‘Africa’s Oprah’


Cable News Network (CNN) has identified Nigeria’s media icon and one of Africa’s leadingwomen, Mo Abudu, as “Africa’s Oprah”. She is the Chief Executive Officer of EbonyLife TV on DSTV Channel 165.

Justifying the award, CNN noted that Abudu’s greatest achievement and what makes her story remarkable is not just conquering African TV – but doing it without any prior media experience.

Abudu started EbonyLife TV, Africa’s first global black entertainment network in August 2013. With EbonyLife TV, Africa’s first Global Black Entertainment and lifestyle network, Abudu has won acclaim for building a TV network creating 1,000 hours of fresh, engaging, original and premium home-grown programming yearly.

Speaking on the challenges Abudu said, “There were many knock backs along the way, many people telling me ‘you can’t do these things. But I think what’s important in life is that you believe in yourself and the things you can do.”

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