The Nigerian filmmaker and media personality, Mo Abudu has covered the latest edition of the Guardian Life Magazine where she talks about her rise to being a successful media personality and storyteller. She talked about how she started ‘Moments with Mo’ without any TV experience just because she thought it was necessary for Africans to share their stories.
On quitting a high-paying job as the Head of Human Resources and Training at ExxonMobil to pursue her dreams, Mo Abudu has this to say, “Scary thought at the time, but I knew instinctively that I wanted to do more. On reflection now, I understand why some friends and family were worried about my decision. I had a great job, [was] paid well, the sky was the limit and I walked away from it all.”
She also talked about her movie production company, EbonyLifeTV, which is among the top 25% of most-watched channels on DSTV. She said, “It has been an incredible journey producing films that resonate with our audiences at home and abroad. Our box office success demonstrates that audiences enjoy relevant storytelling that reflects their everyday lives,
“I believe having the right cast mix, infusing high production value, working with the right teams, marketing, and personally for me, prayer and fasting have all contributed to our success.
“We have been fortunate for many reasons: setting out a clear vision, building a great team, producing quality content, investing in IP and story development, attending global industry events, continually pitching ideas globally, never taking no for an answer and of course loads of prayers and fasting along the way.”
You can read the full interview here: