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I Was Forced To Grow Up After Losing My Father At 11- Mo Abudu

EbonyLife TV boss Mo Abudu says she took up a waiter job to support her family after her father died. The media mogul made the revelation while in a chat with Chude Jideonwo.

Media Mogul Mo Abudu Says She Was Forced To Grow Up After Losing Her Father
Mo Abudu

Abudu revealed that her status as the eldest daughter made her take up a job at a restaurant in order to make ends meet.

“I was born in England into a working-class family. I lost my father when I was 11. So, very early on, I’ve had to be strong. I worked all kinds of jobs. Worked as a waiter because my mom was left with not very much. I was the first daughter, it was left for me to step up.”

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Mo Abudu, born on 11 September 1964 is a Nigerian Media Mogul, philanthropist, and former human resources manager and consultant.

She has been described by Forbes as “Africa’s Most Successful Woman”, and rated as one of the “25 Most A Powerful Women in Global Television” by The Hollywood Reporter.

Mo Abudu started EbonyLife TV a network airing in more than 49 countries across Africa, as well as in the UK and the Caribbean.

She established EbonyLife Films in 2014. Her first film as executive producer was “Fifty”. Teaming up with The ELFIKE Collective in 2016, she produced “The Wedding Party”.

Other films Abudu has also executive-produced or co-produced are “The Wedding Party 2”, “The Royal Hibiscus Hotel”,  “Chief Daddy”, “Your Excellency”, ” Òlòtūré” and most recently “Chief Daddy 2: Going for Broke”.


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