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Media mogul, Mo Abudu, named top international woman executive in entertainment.

American digital and print magazine, Hollywood Reporter, has honoured Nigerian media mogul, Mo Abudu, as Top International Woman Executive in Entertainment.

The publication, founded in 1930, noted that the recognition serves as a testament to her outstanding contributions to the global entertainment industry.

The Hollywood Reporter’s yearly list celebrates the achievements of extraordinary women in the entertainment sector worldwide, and Mo Abudu takes her place at the top of this distinguished group.

Reacting to the recognition, the Nigerian stated: “To be the first on a list of 35 remarkable women, representing diverse corners of our global industry, is both a privilege and a responsibility.”

She restated  her dedication to initiatives that showcase African creativity, provide funding opportunities, nurture local talent, foster international collaborations, and expand the horizons of the EbonyLife Creative Academy.

Abudu is the only Nigerian and African entertainment executive on the Hollywood Reporter’s list of 35 remarkable women.   The accolade not only acknowledges her past achievements, but also serves as a call to action for a more diverse, inclusive, and inspiring future in the entertainment industry.

With a career marked by innovation, resilience, and unbridled creativity, Abudu has made an indelible mark on the global stage. As the CEO of EbonyLife Media, she has been a driving force behind the success of numerous blockbusters such as “Fifty,”  “The Wedding Party,” “Your Excellency,” and “Òlòtūré.”

She has made her mark through various endeavors in the corporate world; she has been described by Forbes as “Africa’s Most Successful Woman,”
Abudu oversees EbonyLife Media, comprising EbonyLife Films and EbonyLife Studios, as well as the EbonyLife Creative Academy, a school aimed at accelerating filmmaking skills, and EbonyLife Place, Nigeria’s first luxury entertainment resort.

Her remarkable journey extends to international partnerships with major studios like Sony, AMC Networks, Netflix, Starz, Lionsgate, BBC, Westbrook Studios, and Will Packer Productions. Her commitment to nurturing talent, fostering collaborations, and advocating for empowering policies has solidified her position as a transformative leader in the entertainment industry.

Reacting to the recognition, the Nigerian stated: “To be the first on a list of 35 remarkable women, representing diverse corners of our global industry, is both a privilege and a responsibility.”

She restated her dedication to initiatives that showcase African creativity, provide funding opportunities, nurture local talent, foster international collaborations, and expand the horizons of the EbonyLife Creative Academy.

Abudu’s extraordinary journey continues, with her recent appointment as the Creatives Champion for the upcoming UK-African Investment Summit by the UK Government, cementing her role as a global leader in the world of entertainment.

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