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Mo Abudu Makes Business Insider’s Top 100 Innovators | Only African to Make the List Alongside Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson, Bill Gates & Others



Mo Abudu

Mo Abudu

Mo Abudu, CEO of EbonyLife TV  has been listed on Business Insider‘s Top 100 Business Visionaries creating value for the world.

She does this as the only African on the list with a ranking of 56 on a list of 100 people from all over the world.

The list has “companies, large and small, that embodies this commitment to a bigger picture of leadership and innovation. These companies transcend the boundaries of capitalism and generate creative worth that challenges the idea of traditional business success”.

Some of the companies and individuals that made the list include, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Howard Schultz of Starbucks, Bill and Melinda Gates of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Sergey Brin and Larry Page of Google, Elon Musk of Tesla and SpaceX, Paul Polman of Unilever, Reed Hastings of Netflix, Richard Branson of Virgin Group, Jack Ma of Alibaba, Luis Von Ahn and Severin Hacker of Duolingo, Satya Nadella of Microsoft, Ellen DeGeneres of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” and Ellen Digital Network  to mention a few.

Mo Abudu shared her excitement on the news on Instagram saying “It’s a Great day. So grateful to be selected as one of the Top 100 innovative leaders. The only African on the list too. Thank you Business Insider. I’m blessed ???”

You can read the full list here.


  1. Mama Lo

    June 19, 2016 at 1:16 am

    Kudos girl keep repping Africa and making Nigeria proud

    • Kadara

      June 19, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      Olori, this is a woman like you and she’s certainly equal to men.if you feel you are not equal to men fine but don’t try and put that on all women. Congrats Mo

      By the way talking about someone not taking her husband’s name, that is just one aspect of her life that she wrote about and it doesn’t mean she’s not achieving feats like this. Taking or not taking the husband’s name does not make one more or less a feminist

    • Damilola

      June 19, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      Congrats Ms Abudu. You are a great inspiration. Continue to be a trailblazer.

  2. Hadassah

    June 19, 2016 at 1:50 am

    Mo Abudu…….strong girl! This is sweet news, women doing proud worthy things

  3. Kelechi

    June 19, 2016 at 3:33 am

    This is a perfect example of what I call being a feminist. Not all those, I must not bear my husband surname nor the vultron squad at bella naija. Congrats Mo

    • Californiabawlar

      June 19, 2016 at 6:31 am

      Hehehehe!! They say when you succeed even your enemy will find excuses to rejoice with you! who tf cares who’s last name this woman bears?! The chief online proponent for last name semantics is Ms. Chinamanda…explain her successes too, please do…lmbo. Keep cherry picking the kind of feminists you want o…women will continue to protest inequalities both with achievements and by being vocal.
      Stay on here and keep changing monikers like pant. Your life as an average joe will soon come to make sense when you marry that basic chick you deserve…and you will exist basically ever after.
      Common voltron you can’t spell….husband you can’t use correct tense…but you expect every woman to wake up and help scratch your neanderthal balls? Awon smellossss

    • LemmeRant

      June 19, 2016 at 9:31 am

      LOOOOLLLL “I must not bear my husband’s surname”

      I feel a lot of our women here confuse orikunkun (strong head) with feminism. But all well. Na their wahala.

      Congrats Mo Abudu, many more to come.

  4. Anon

    June 19, 2016 at 5:38 am

    Good job ma’am! Want to be like you when I grow up!

  5. sasha

    June 19, 2016 at 8:13 am

    U go girl.

  6. jane

    June 19, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Wow!! Well deserved honor for MO. May she continue to do greater things.

  7. @edDREAMZ

    June 19, 2016 at 9:21 am

    She is beautiful. Only if i could be blessed with such sugar mummy i swear….

    • Anon

      June 19, 2016 at 2:28 pm


    • Dr. N

      June 19, 2016 at 2:39 pm

      Come down from Jupiter guy

  8. Zee

    June 19, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Wow, this is indeed a great achievement. Congrats Mo!

  9. Kingsley Nwachukwu

    June 19, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Great achievement from MO the shining light of the black heritage. An achiever doing more with little. God bless you

  10. Busarni

    June 19, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Omotola shouldn’t be missing on the list: I think the whole thing was rigged. Omosexy toh bahddd..

  11. Ms jazz

    June 19, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    @busarni next time you pray, ask God to improve your brain.

    • Busarni

      June 19, 2016 at 9:49 pm

      @Ms jazz; I don’t suffer fools gladly ,ask around. Hood rat; if I come for you ; you gonna be a Ms for a loooonnnng time.

  12. Err

    June 19, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    You pray for your own life also,anyone can promote whoever they believe deserves to be on the list,without been bullied or insulted by your jazzed head,that needs more brain power.

  13. mirrors

    June 19, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    The obsession with misplaced affirmation and acknowledgment.The slavery and self-inflicted ignorance continues.True African innovators,leaders(business and lifestyle) know themselves anyway.Bless Allah Almighty for His true genuine ways of real human inspirations.Time magazine should run the next continent specific confusion followed by Forbes.Real Africans and other savvy global citizens that cares know the real deal on African inspirations pastb and present in all human spheres that needs no misplaced false and misleading validation as the verified cradle of early civilisation.Last count there are a thousand and one forms of publicity obsessively sought after acknowledgement or the other(awards) with very many so called recipients a self-mockery to the time-honored reward system of human acceptance and recognition.Only very few still manages to be authentic in principle and universal human standards.The Grammys,Oscars,Olympic medals just to say the least is only recently being scrutinised for not been objectively universal in applying the principles of the reward system(the fake “olympians” or drug cheats directly guilty in the case of the Olympics).Of all the shades and shenagigans of modern day and living , the obsession/drive for acceptance,affirmation and acknowledgment plus its perceived benefits and/or significance is among the least of the self-destructive social triggers.The primaries are need for love,happiness,satisfaction and stability.
    Feminism(man-eaters) is the female version of chauvinism or misogynism.Nobody known to human memory has ever won the battle of the sexes.It sure produces more pain than palliatives then ofcourse more dysfunction social misfits at various forms of self-deceptions and self-denials.Human rights activism has been known to have given humanity some of its best species of both gender who first won the greatest battle of self then were known at least have some form of insights about the human nature to grasp its basics then went on to not just stand and uphold what they believe to be true and universal but also live by it even ready to make the ultimate sacrifice.Rosa Parks(racism),Mandela(apartheid),Beyonce(gender equality),Mrs.Sirleaf Johnson(gender equality and child rights) etcetera.They all have at least one undisputable thing in common, genuine desire and self will to be part of better change for the “humanisms”.

  14. Paul Adeyemo

    June 19, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    This is a woman I must confess I admire and respect. I don’t know why but she is a woman of substance. A goal getter and who deserves all the accolades. She got where she is strictly on MERIT. Am entitle to my opinion pls, disclaimer is to Bella Naija voltrons.

  15. Nunulicious

    June 19, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Congratulations Mo!

  16. Nunulicious once again

    June 19, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Wait, where are all the haters who always seem to have the back-end stories and salubrious gist about women who are thriving? Abi bella don swallow them?

  17. olajumoke

    June 20, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    LOL @ms Jazz…….You are something else..couldn’t stop laughing..

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