December 8, 2023

Mo Abudu’s new venture will see her explore a wide range of genres and themes close to her heart.

By Helena Olori

Africa’s leading woman in TV production, Mo Abudu, is expanding her footprint in the entertainment industry with the launch of her new venture, “Mo Abudu Films,” which will see her take a more personal and intimate approach to storytelling as a writer and director.

The media mogul took to Instagram to share the news. “Over the past decade, I have been focused on building the EbonyLife Brand (and I still am). But I am now embarking on a new chapter in my life and career in addition to everything else that do. My passion for storytelling has always been a driving force behind my work, and with Mo Abudu Films, I am excited to share even more stories with the world,” she writes.

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The “EbonyLife Brand,” founded and led by Abudu, began with the acclaimed talk show Moments with Moand has grown to become one of Africa’s leading media conglomerate with many tentacles including, EbonyLife Place, EbonyLife Creative Academy, and EbonyLife Media comprising a TV channel, a films arm, and a studio which has eight blockbusters under its belt: Wedding Party, Chief Daddy, A Sunday Affair, etc.

The Forbes “Power Woman” believes film is a powerful medium to share stories, ideas, and perspectives. This  new venture, for her, is an opportunity to explores themes of social justice, empowerment, and diversity, a cause she recently teamed up with Hollywood star, Idris Elba, to achieve.

(Read also: Mo Abudu and Idris Elba Partner To Empower African Storytellers In Film and TV)

Mo Abudu made her directorial debut in 2022 with two short films, Her Perfect Life, and Iyawo Mi. Her new films will range from heartwarming drama, action-packed thriller, to poignant romantic stories.

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