Mo Abudu Grateful to God As She Makes Forbes 100 2021 Powerful Women List

Mo Abudu the founder and CEO of EbonyLife has been listed in Forbes 100 most powerful women. She came in as number 98. There were only two other African women on this year’s list. At number 91 is another Nigerian, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the WTO. The current President of Tanzania Samia Suluhu Hassan, was at number 94.

On her IG page she shared this heartfelt message. “I woke up yesterday to the incredible news that I have been included on the annual list of THE FORBES 100 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN THE WORLD at no. 98. Again, I didn’t see it coming. Just thanking God for these global opportunities and doing our very best to keep growing The EBONYLIFE brand around the world and creating first class opportunities and value for every single stakeholder we partner with and work with.”

She further stated how she was grateful to be in the company of some of the world's most amazing women, including MacKenzie Scott and Christine Lagarde number one and three respectively on the list. The US Vice-President Kamala Harris at number two and Oprah Winfrey again puts in an appearance at twenty-three.  Other women of colour included Rihana, Awa DuVernay, Beyonce, Serena Williams. Rosalind Brewer and Thasunda Brown Duckett.

It’s interesting to note that Abudu and most of the other women of colour cast a huge shadow on global entertainment. She started EbonyLife in 2006 and since then now airs in more than more than 49 countries across Africa as well as the UK and Caribbean.

Progressively over the years her company has struck major partnership deals with Sony Pictures TV, AMC Networks and Netflix. EbonyLife became the first African media production company to sign a multi-title film and TV agreement with the streaming giant Netfilix.

Mo Abudu is a trailblazer that has just gotten started making her imprint on the global stage and sharing Nigerian and African stories with the world at large. Her wish is to see many more deserving African sisters on this list in the years to come.

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Photograph courtesy EbonyLife Media

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