Mo Abudu makes Forbes 100 most powerful women in 2021 list

Mo Abudu

Filmmaker Mo Abudu has been recognised by Forbes as one of the most powerful women in 2021.

Forbes released the 18th annual ‘100 Most Powerful Women’ 2021 list on Wednesday.

Mo Abudu, who was placed at number 98 was described as one of the most powerful women in global media.

She has also been described by Forbes as “Africa’s Most Successful Woman” and rated as one of the “25 Most Powerful Women in Global Television” by The Hollywood Reporter.

The 58-year-old is a media mogul, philanthropist and founder, EbonyLife Films.

She has produced several hit movies like The Wedding Party, Fifty, Chief Daddy, Your Excellency, The Royal Hibiscus Hotel and Oloture.

At number 91 on the list, in the Policy and Politics category, is the first woman and first African to serve as Director-General of the World Trade Organization, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala who Forbes describes as “an economist and international development professional with more than 30 years of experience working in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America.”