Monthly Archives: June 2016

Mo Abudu

Mo Abudu is a TV host and the first woman on the African continent to own a pan-African TV channel (Ebony life TV).

Nigeria is a tough place for the media, I can only imagine how hard and tirelessly she must work to keep this network running. Waiting to hear from sponsors, keeping contents and shows relevant to viewers, how do people even watch TV these days with the emergence of smart phones and online streaming?.

Who really needs all that headache when she could have stayed successful as a Human Resource specialist and a TV host?I am sure she was making enough money to live well above the middle class. But, she had not reached her goal, and having enough money to get by wasn’t her definition of success.

She knew she wanted more, so she spilled tears, blood and sweat for her ideas and passion to come into fruition. She knew she deserved more, so she kicked down doors to go get it. It took her a while, but the world eventually took notice.

I am not only proud of her but extremely inspired, to chase my dreams and not see money as the only evidence of success. To not be comfortable in my situation and leave my entire life hanging on the decisions of humans. To take my life and passion more seriously and not see hard work as suffering but a process to achieve greatness.

“Be ready to do twice the work for half the usual reward. Take the regular harassment and other obstacles… in stride. In fact, be prepared for them. Be prepared … to be told you are not good enough… Work with your passion, let it consume and drive you. Do not be distracted.

On down days, it will keep you going. Also, surround yourself with like minds. In fact, you should exhaustively curate those who will go along with you on your journey. I can’t say that enough.” MO Abudu

Uche Pedro: Smart, Innovative, Forward thinking

My Woman Crush Wednesday is Uche Pedro. Founder and managing director of Bellanaija.com

Uche started Bellanaija as a hobby in 2006. when the website started growing, she could have remained docile and continued exactly what she was doing as she was doing it, she could have made money anyway. What she did was dive in more strategically, putting deeper thoughts and meaning into her website, changing the look of it, adding more segments but basically still maintaining her chore values. Hence creating a website that will thrive long after she’s gone

You may have noticed, the messages passed on from her website are socially influential as well as entertaining, always with an undertone of positivity, inspiration and class. Obviously this website was not founded based on boredom alone, there is a very smart brain behind it. During her feature on the Oprah Winfrey show, she reiterated how beauty must go right along with brains, according to her , “It is very important for a woman to be smart, driven and educated”

Is there any wonder she got the award for best blogger in Africa?

According to freewebsitereport.org, as at 14th June 2016, bellanaija.com’s Estimated Website Traffic is Worth $728,746 (US Dollars)