The only African appearing on the Business Insider prestigious list of 100 of the world’s most influential business leaders, Mo Abudu, CEO and Chairwoman of EbonyLife TV, was ebullient at receiving the recognition.
“This is a big moment for the entire EbonyLife TV team. Our goal remains to tell African stories and we do that by annually producing over 1000 hours of premium, original and home grown entertainment programming content. From Talk, Entertainment, Reality, Comedy, Drama, Lifestyle and Factual the channel boasts exclusive ownership of 90% of the content…”
Abudu shared the glory with other corporate starts as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and the CEOs of IKEA, Apple, Amazon, Google, Starbucks and Alibaba, who were at the head of the list.
Placing even 56th on the list is no mean feat, as it means coming in ahead of the heads of such popular companies as Spotify, Snapchat, Zara, LinkedIn, and Uber.
A group of analysts compiled the list, assessing companies from all over the globe, in the private and public sectors, in a large variety of industries.
EbonyLife TV recently began its third year and the most popular channel in the entertainment category. It has recently moved into more cities in Nigeria, and distributes programs to49 African countries, including South Africa and other countries of Southern Africa.
Because of Abudu’s list of successes in the TV entertainment sector, especially her popular talk show “Moments with Mo,” she has earned the nickname, “Africa’s Oprah Winfrey.”
Other women appearing on the list include: Kim Jordan, founder and executive chairwoman of the New Belgium Brewing Company; Rose Marcario, CEO of Patagonia; and Ellen DeGeneres of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and Ellen Digital Network.