Congrats to our very own Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Mo Abudu as they are listed amongst 50 Variety’s International Women’s Impact Report 2018
In commemoration of International Women’s Day on March 8, Variety has released its first International Women’s Impact Report.
The 50 women on this list are doing extraordinary things in Showbiz, and featured on the list are our very own CEO of EbonyLife TV, Mo Abudu and Nollywood star Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde. Also on the list are Lupita Nyong’o, Adele, Salma Hayek, Gal Gadot and more.
Read Variety magazine’s profile on Mo Abudu & Omotola Jalade Ekeinde below:
Happy International Women’s Day! I am happy to share this good news with you all that I have been listed in The Variety Magazine 2018 International Impact Report, as one of 50 women doing extraordinary things on the global stage. Thank you @variety for the honour. Click the link in bio to read the full article. Lord thank you. 🙏🏽🙏🏽 May this be your year of GREAT PROGRESS Ladies.
Abudu used her star-making springboard as the face of daytime talkie “Moments With Mo” to launch the EbonyLife empire, with a film production unit and upscale lifestyle TV network; she’s been dubbed the Oprah of Africa. “As a woman in a male-dominated industry, I’ve had to be strong, focused and relentless — and work twice as hard as the men around me,” she says.
Determined to push for gender parity in the Nigerian biz, she estimates that nearly 80% of “key positions” at EbonyLife are filled by women. This year she’ll unveil a mentoring scheme to support the next generation of young women in film and broadcasting.
Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde On Variety Magazine’s 50 Most influential women Around the world .
In honor of Intl. Women’s Day on March 8, @Variety presents its first Intl. Women’s Impact Report. It is an outgrowth of our annual Women’s Impact Report, with a singularly global focus.
The 50 women on this list are doing extraordinary things on the worldwide stage, profiling global businesswomen—leaders, innovators, trailblazers and visionaries—who are at the top of their game in the industry.
On this list are Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, #Adele, #LupitaNyongo, and Many other Great women.
With more than 300 acting credits to her name, Ekeinde is an icon of Nigeria’s prolific Nollywood film biz, although she says that, “at heart, I think I am an activist first.” An ambassador for the U.N.’s World Food Program and campaigner for Amnesty Intl., she’s used her big-screen plat form to drive her humanitarian goals.
Her next step is developing a film village in the former slave port of Badagry, where she wants young Nigerians to hone their filmmaking skills while learning about “our rights and future as Africans,” she says. “I continue to explore ways we truly can be liberated and prosperous.”