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Nigerian media mogul Mo Abudu launches new cinema label

by Omokolade Ajayi

Nigerian media tycoon and philanthropist Mosunmola Abudu (Mo Abudu) has unveiled her latest venture, Mo Abudu Films, as part of her ambitious expansion plans for her media conglomerate, aimed at catering to an extensive and diverse pan-African audience.

Mo Abudu Films, the latest addition to the film industry, is poised to become a catalyst for Abudu’s creative aspirations, as she aims to enrich the landscape of Nigerian cinema through the production of personal and intimate films that amplify the voices and perspectives of underrepresented communities.

The newly launched cinema label will make a powerful debut with the release of two short films: “Her Perfect Life” and “Iyawo Mi (My Wife).”

These pioneering titles shine a much-needed spotlight on mental health issues, a topic that has yet to receive sufficient attention in Nigeria and much of Africa.

Regarding the introduction of the new cinema label, Mo Abudu, the trailblazing entrepreneur behind EbonyLife Media, one of Africa’s most triumphant media ventures, disclosed the mission statement for the label, emphasizing its objective to promote discourse and encourage constructive change through its projects.

“We believe that through our work, we can ignite conversations and spark positive change while paving the way for a more inclusive and equitable world,” Abudu stated.

The Nigerian media mogul has been producing compelling movies and entertainment content since 2006 when she established Ebonylife TV. The network airs across several countries in Africa, the UK, and the Caribbean.

In 2015, Forbes honored her as “Africa’s Most Successful Woman.”

In February 2020, Mo Abudu demonstrated her business acumen when she spearheaded a partnership deal between EbonyLife TV and Netflix.

The streaming giant acquired several EbonyLife drama series, including Castle & Castle, Fifty, Sons of the Caliphate, On the Real, and The Governor, alongside a reality show, The Dating Game, and a feature film, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel.

Following this fruitful collaboration, Netflix continued to work with EbonyLife, announcing another deal that will see Mo Abudu and the Netflix team create two original series and several Netflix-branded films.

Abudu’s achievements in the media industry have earned her recognition on the international stage.

Forbes Africa hailed her as the first African woman to own a Pan-Africa TV channel in 2013.

She was also among The Hollywood Reporter’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Global TV in the same year.

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