Media mogul, Mo’ Abudu has revealed recently that she nursed the dreams of becoming a model as a child in an interview with Elle South Africa, August edition, themed #MakeItHappen.
“I loved fashion as a little girl and at a stage I wanted to be a model. At age 19, I even got selected to be the brand ambassador for AVON COSMETICS for the African market. But I guess my most pervasive ambition was to work in the media and entertainment industry” the EbonyLife TV boss told Elle magazine.
Also, the 50 year old mother of two spoke on the challenges she has faced in building up her media empire.
“So you want to be Africa’s first Global Black Entertainment and Lifestyle network? Well, you will have to pay the price of being a trailblazer. You will find out you have no templates to adapt and no ‘how to’ manual to guide you. You will realize all you have is a blank canvas and the will to make a difference. You will have to start from ground zero, learning from no one else but yourself; you will have many sleepless nights and hoping everything turns out well. You will, however, find out that this is both a challenge and an opportunity at the same time. Then, you will have to confront the challenges of power: finance, broadband, the right manpower, among several other temporary impediments” she said.