Mo Abudu, founder and CEO of EbonyLife Media in Nigeria, has been recognized for outstanding services to broadcasting and enterprise, by the University of Westminster in London. She was presented with an honorary degree of Doctor of Arts.
The award was presented at the university’s annual graduation ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall in London in November. Upon receiving her honorary degree, Mo Abudu urged graduates from the University of Westminster’s School of Arts, as well as the School of Media and Communication, to spend every day planning and carrying out their purpose. Mo Abudu, who was included in The Powerlist as one of the top 100 most influential people of African and Caribbean heritage in the UK, said, “The most important thing in life is to find your God-given purpose and passion. Please find that thing you are passionate about, that you feel you were born to do. Then, spend every day planning and carrying out that purpose. It is not always easy to find but if you persevere, it will never fail you. When things get tough, and they will, just keep forging ahead, stay focused, be tenacious and eventually your purpose will multiply and become unstoppable.” Recognizing her achievements at the graduation ceremony was the University’s Vice-Chancellor, Dr Peter Bonfield, who said she was chosen because “Westminster University awards honorary degrees to those who have made outstanding contributions in their personal and professional lives.”