MO Abudu Is Fabulous At 50

It would be impossible to chronicle Nigeria’s media industry
without due mention of Mosunmola Abudu, fondly called Mo Abudu, Founder/CEO of
Africa’s first global black entertainment and lifestyle network, EbonyLife
. The superb TV personality who is often referred to as ‘Africa’s Oprah Winfrey’
created a buzz when she celebrated her 50th birthday at the Grand Ballroom of
the prestigious Oriental Hotel, Lekki, Lagos. The glamorous black tie
event which was tagged “Mo at 50…Celebrating Sisterhood” also
doubled as a recognition event for women of distinction in different aspects of
life and business who had remained unsung and unrecognized for their tremendous
contribution to society.


Testament of Mo’s
tremendous clout and influence was the calibre of guests that the classy
shindig attracted. Leading personalities from the corporate, political and
worlds honoured her

Corporate titans and
business moguls in attendance included GMD/CEO of Access Bank, Mr. Herbert
Wigwe; GMD/CEO of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Mr. Phillip Oduoza; his
Deputy, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka; President 
and Founder of ANAP
Foundation, Mr. Atedo Peterside; Former Skye Bank and Chairman of Heritage Bank,
Mr. Sola Akinfenwa, Chairman of Honeywell Group, Dr. Oba Otudeko, CFR;
immediate past Managing Director of Guinness Nigeria Plc, Mr. Owoseni Adetu and
wife, Janet; Managing Director of Nigeria Breweries Plc,

Mr. Nico Vervelde and wife,
Clementine; Managing Director of Standard Chartered Bank, Mrs. Bola Adesola;
Executive Chairman of Phillips Consulting Group, Mr. Folusho Phillips; Former
Managing Director of Union Bank, Mrs. Olufunke Osibodu, Founder and CEO of
Bestman Games, Mrs. Nimi Akinkugbe; Group Executive Director of Sahara Group,
Mr. Tonye Cole among others. From the political class, Cross River State
Governor, Senator Liyel Imoke and his lovely wife, Barrister Obioma Imoke;
former Governor Donald Duke and wife, Onari; Ondo State Governor, His Excellency,
Dr. Olusegun Mimiko; Minister of Tourism, Culture and National Orientation,
Chief Edem Duke; Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson;
Member of the Federal House of Representatives, Honorable Abike Dabiri-Erewa;
former Minister of State for Interior and Defence, Mr. Demola Seriki; National Chairman
of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Adamu Muazu; Former Minister of Foreign
Affairs, Mr. Henry Odein Ajumogobia; Lagos State PDP gubernatorial candidate,
Mr. Jimi Agbaje, former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Femi Pedro, among


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