The “Oprah Winfey of Africa” Is Starting a New Network of Her Own

imageThe “Oprah Winfrey of Africa” has created an entertainment network in Nigeria. Mosunmola “Mo” Abudu has created Ebony Life TV, which will be broadcast around the globe. Abudu wants the network to inform the entire world of the events in Africa and impact the perception that people have of the compliment.

“Not every African woman has a pile of wood on her head and a baby strapped to her back!” she told the Associated Press.

“We watch Hollywood as if all of America is Hollywood,” she said. “In that same vein we need to start selling the good bits of Africa.”

One of the network’s flagship programs is called “Sistaz!”, focusing on two sisters and a friend who spend time in the city of Lagos, Nigeria.

“It helps show that you can go to Africa for a holiday, you can go to Nigeria on holiday, you can go to Lagos” and enjoy a vacation, she said.

Abudu was born in London and came to Nigeria as a child. She went back to Britain at the age of 12 after her father died. She came back after marrying a Nigerian man at the age of 28. She worked as a 20-year veteran of Exxon-Mobil and left behind the career in order to become a television talk show host.

“Moments with Mo” was the first syndicated daily talk show on African regional TV an also airs on the Sky TV channel in Britain.

She is determined to change the way all of us view Africa.

“What we say is ‘Everything you think you know about Africa is about to change,’” Abudu said.

Source: blackmoi.