By Anozie Egolie
Nigerian born entrepreneur and CEO of EbonyLife TV, Mo Abudu was honoured last Saturday at the Century for African Women Forum and Gala which took place in Manhattan, New York, USA.The event organized by Women Werk, a body co-founded by the alumni of Columbia University was held to commemorate the International Women’s Day.
Other awardees included Nigeria’s Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala; Former President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton; and Dr. Mehriet Mandefo, President of Truth Aid and winner of a 2014 Sundance Film Festival Award.
Mo Abudu who expressed her gratitude to the organizers, called on the next generation of women to stand up and support the womenfolk towards the realization of their dreams.
“This, indeed, is the Century of the African Woman. It’s so uplifting to see the number of African women who are doing really amazing things and who are being celebrated all over the world today. When I look at Moments with Mo for instance and I consider the number of women that we have celebrated on that platform for various ground-breaking achievements, it makes me feel very proud as a woman.
Thank you so much for honouring me with the award of Entrepreneur of the Year. I love being an entrepreneur. It’s what I am. I love taking risks. So, thank you for celebrating what I love to do. I feel so proud to be an African woman and to be recognized in this award,” Abudu said.