Named one of Africa’s Most Successful Women, the boss lady is responsible for the Ebony Life media empire and, more recently, has been producing block busters movies.
Mo Abudu celebrated her 53rd birthday some weeks ago, and TY Bello has the most beautiful thing to say about her “can’t stop, won’t stop” winning attitude.
MO ABUDU: SUPER WOMAN ( THE REAL ONE) I photographed @moabudu for the first time almost 15 years ago .. a corporate guru and head of Vic Lawrence and associates at the time .. We got along really well and got to photograph her many more times after that ..
what I remember most was her excitement about the future and the very unconventional dreams she had ..the matter-of – fact way she spoke of the .. (at the time .. )almost unrealistic moves she planned to make .
TY.. I’m starting a TV Show o.. it’s going to be called Moments With Mo.. in no time the show began and I remember visiting her on set at City mall( yes.. aunty Mo Abudu built a grand set right there..) and I watched her .. lead .. learn and push like she’s always been in media .
I saw her take on impossible project after impossible project .. after impossible project .. Pulling together the right production team and running this machine till she perfected it .. then on to the next one .
TY .. I’m setting up a TV station o.. it’s going to be called @ebonylifetv .. and again .. leading .. learning .. pushing like .. she’s done it before …
TY … I’m making a movie o.. it going to be called the wedding party .. done! TY you should come on set.. I’m making another movie .. it’s going to be called ‘ the royal Hibiscus hotel … I get on set and I’m thinking .. how does she do this .. them She announces .again! .. TY .. im making another movie ooo..I’ve never seen this woman stop.
I got to photograph her recently and she announced ..yet again.. TY .. I’m off to film school next week ..and then I’m following this woman on Instagram ..with her all nigerian cast at the Toronto film festival.. we spoke and she was so excited .They loved it TY..they loved this simple Nigerian love story ..
and ( guess again.. she makes yet another announcement : I’m making another Movie TY.. I’m sitting here in Toronto working it out in my head .. How does she do this? … she’s going to keep us asking .. it’s clear .. she’s going to simply just be super woman( the real one) over and over again. Happy birthday aunty Mo