Africa’s first Global Black Entertainment & Lifestyle network.
In 2013, EbonyLife TV launched the first Black entertainment & lifestyle global channel, with a mission to create and produce premium quality programming across a variety of genres. Since those early days, over 5,000 hours of original drama, talk, entertainment and factual content have been created and broadcast, forever changing the notion of what is possible in Nigerian and pan-African television and film.
In 2018, we launched a number of new initiatives:
– The Video-on-Demand (VoD) service, EbonyLife ON, in Africa, including EbonyLife ON Mobile, with selected movies and other shows
CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Mo Abudu is a talk show hostess, TV producer, media personality, human resource management consultant and entrepreneur/venture capitalist. Mo is currently the hostess and executive producer of Moments with Mo which holds the pride of place of being the first-ever syndicated daily talk show on African regional television, a TV talk show program, founder of Vic Lawrence & Associates; she is also the Project Facilitator and Director of the Protea Hotel, Oakwood Park. She is the Chairman and Chief Executive of EbonyLife TV.
Lanre Olusola is Nigeria’s foremost Peak Performance Catalyst and Life, Mind and Health Coach. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School, and an ASET, U.K certified Life Coach. He graduated as a Performance Coach from Europe’s number one coaching institution, The Coaching Academy, U.K. Lanre Olusola is respected nationally and internationally for imparting exceptional problem solving, motivational, inspirational, human developmental, leadership and management skills.
A renowned commercial strategist, Uzoma has over 30 years experience in the marketing and marketing communications industry and has been opportune to work with some of Africa’s biggest brands. He has consulted in Kenya and South Africa and delivered papers both in Africa and Europe. He joins the team with responsibility for commercial oversight.
DIRECTOR OF TECHNICAL OPERATIONS
Having been in the Television Broadcast Industry for over 30 years, Zac has extensive knowledge of various broadcast formats. His expertise includes national and international installations and conducting lectures in his field. Individually, he is passionate about his family, golf and music.
CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER
Ayodele Bashorun is a Chartered Accountant, Certified Auditor, Tax Practitioner, Financial Analyst, and Business Administrator. He was trained by Deloitte (Chartered Accountants) one of the big four accounting firms in the world. He has delivered first class audit and consultancy services to World Health Organization (WHO), United Nation Development Programmes (UNDP), International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), in and outside Nigeria at various times, among others. He is versatile and experienced in managing financial and non-financial institutions. He has worked in various countries such as Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, United Kingdom, to mention but a few. He has the right experience and ideas to deliver first class service, and he is saddled with the responsibility to steer the financial ship of Media and Entertainment City Africa.
HEAD OF PROGRAMMING
HEIDI UYS is a seasoned television writer and director has developed and produced thousands of hours of award-winning entertainment and reality television series broadcast to millions of viewers across Sub-Saharan Africa based in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa.
Heidi specializes in the development and production of fresh entertainment television formats and she has recruited and trained top award-winning production and creative teams across the continent. She has contributed to the growth of a quality television industry in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria since 2008.
Heidi is EbonyLife TV’s Head of Programming and will continue to set new horizons with cutting edge programming that is 100% homegrown that viewers across Africa and the globe will choose to watch.
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER
In her role as EbonyLife TV’s Chief Strategy Officer, Eunice Omole is responsible for development and implementation of EbonyLife TV’s overall corporate strategy as well as leads the growth of the channel to develop and maintain effective relationships with sponsors, advertisers, agencies, and other partners.
She comes armed with a diverse set of accomplishments in entrepreneurship, investment banking, real estate, private equity, and sales over the last 20 years in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia, a master’s degree in real estate from Cornell University, a master’s degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and has completed extensive MBA coursework at Cornell’s Johnson School of Management.
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
Esther is a HR specialist with over 8 years of diversified experience. She is an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, U.K. and a member of the Chartered Institute of Management U.K. Before Ebonylife TV, she worked as an International Benefits specialist for Discovery Channel U.K. for 3 years. Her work experience spans various sectors including legal firms like Norton Rose Fulbright and Simmons & Simmons LLP, plus a stint at Fitch Ratings. She is passionate about empowering others, nurturing creative abilities and developing productive business relationships. She adopts a hands-on approach to instigating HR initiatives that drive the strategic growth of a business.
MICHAEL D. WILLIAMS
HEAD OF MARKETING & MEDIA SALES
Michael is an international marketing consultant and senior manager with extensive experience of creating successful marketing campaigns, running major events, leading sales teams, developing organisations and building partnerships to deliver significant projects. He was the Managing Director of Cross River Tourism Bureau, Consultant Director of McCluskey International, one of the UK’s leading travel PR agencies, and a Director of London Notting Hill Carnival. He wrote the Amazon.com no.1 best-selling book, ‘The More3 Formula, a guide for SMEs to boost their profits with superior customer service. His popular blog, From Kingston to Calabar, is read in 77 countries.