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Forbes recognises Nigerian filmmaker Mo Abudu among 100 most powerful women 2021

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Nigerian filmmaker Mo Abudu has been recognised by Forbes as one of the most powerful women in 2021.

The media mogul and philanthropist, who said she was so excited, took to Instagram page @moabudu to announce the great achievement to her fans and well wishers.

According to her, she is so humbled and deeply grateful to be among the world’s most amazing women.

“Good morning beautiful people ❤️❤️❤️.

“I woke up yesterday to the incredible news that I have been included on the annual list of THE FORBES 100 MOST POWERFUL WOMEN IN THE WORLD at no. 98.

“Forbes released its 18th annual list on the 7th of December, 2021 – reported by Nicolette Jones and Erika Burho. Edited by Moira Forbes and Maggie McGrath.

“I’m humbled and deeply grateful to be amongst some of the world’s most amazing women, including MacKenzie Scott (no. 1), a novelist, philanthropist and the third-wealthiest woman in the USA, and Christine Lagarde (no. 3), President of the European Central Bank.

“Women of colour on the list include US Vice-President Kamala Harris (no. 2,) and Oprah Winfrey, making her umpteenth appearance on this list.

“There are only three African women on the list: Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the WTO (no. 91), Samia Suluhu Hassan, the current President of Tanzania (no. 94),

“And yours truly – Me

I quote Forbes – “Nigerian media mogul Mo Abudu is one of the most powerful women in global media”

“A dear friend said to me today when she heard about this news “imagine if your child self could have known where you were heading.

“Again, I didn’t see it coming. Just thanking God for these global opportunities and doing our very best to keep growing The EBONYLIFE brand around the world.

“Also creating first class opportunities and value for every single stakeholder we partner with and work with.

“My wish is that there will be many more of my deserving African sisters on this list in the years to come.

“Below is the link to click on the full report:

https://www.forbes.com/power-women/#13636b105e25,” she wrote.

The 18th annual ‘100 Most Powerful Women 2021′ list which was released by Forbes, placed Abudu at number 98, thereby described her as one of the most powerful women in global media.

She has also been described by Forbes as “Africa’s Most Successful Woman” and rated as one of the “25 Most Powerful Women in Global Television” by The Hollywood Reporter.

The 58-year-old is a media mogul, philanthropist and founder, EbonyLife Films, has produced several hit movies like “The Wedding Party”, “Fifty, Chief Daddy”, “Your Excellency”, “The Royal Hibiscus Hotel and Oloture” among others.

Reports state that at number 91 on the list, in the Policy and Politics Category, was the first woman and first African to serve as Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.

Forbes described her as “an economist and international development professional with more than 30 years of experience working in Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America.”

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I was unconscious for three days, rituals were performed to revive me – Oladips

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Nigerian rapper, Oladipupo Oladimeji, aka Oladips, who was recently reported dead by his management, has revealed that he was actually unconscious for three days.

He said his situation was not a death hoax as speculated, stressing that “traditional rites” were performed to revive him.

He disclosed this in a recent interview with Naija FM, Lagos.

Oladips said, “I was unconscious, my team members were hitting me and I wasn’t responding so they thought I was dead. My mum told them not to take me to the hospital that they should bring me to her.

“I was unconscious for two to three days. I went to the hospital but it wasn’t the regular hospital. I am a son of the soil, everybody knows that. So, I’m not going to pretend. Some traditional rites were performed to revive me. My mum did all she could to bring me back to life.”

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‘I battled postpartum depression’ – BBNaija’s Bambam

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Former Big Brother Naija contestant, Bamike Adenibuyan popularly known as Bambam, has recounted her struggles with childbirth and postpartum depression.

In a recent interview with popular media personality, Chude Jideonwo, Bambam said she was diagnosed with preeclampsia during her first pregnancy.

The mother of two said pregnancy transformed her body.

While appreciating her husband, Teddy A

for being supportive during the transition phases of her pregnancy, Bambam said she ignored online trolls who mocked her for gaining weight because “they can’t understand”.

“I would never have imagined my body would get this thick but thank God for supportive husbands like mine. Imagine having a husband who was not open to the transition phases I went through with each pregnancy.

“My second pregnancy was even more merciful than the first. I went from Maroon to black, from size 8 to 14/16. I had skin tags and acne breakouts.

“I was in shock. I went through postpartum depression. I was a mess. I didn’t understand. I literally transformed.

“I had to ask the doctor, why is my baby so white looking?’ She had grey eyes and now they are brown. She looked so different. I had preeclampsia with her pregnancy, by the time I arrived at the hospital she had detached from my placenta.

“My pregnancy phase was a miracle. Postpartum depression was because I kept playing all the what if in my head.”

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Why I love polygamous families’ – Singer Teni

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Popular Nigerian singer Teniola Apata, professionally called Teni, has revealed why she loves a polygamous family.

She disclosed this while recounting some of her fond memories of being raised in a polygamous household.

Speaking during an episode of the Zero Conditions Podcast, Teni, who disclosed that her late father married three wives and had 10 children, said she enjoyed her upbringing in a polygamous home and preferred it to being raised in a monogamous home.

She said: “I grew up in a polygamous family with many people, where you can’t do rubbish. I received a lot of love and protection. Three wives, 10 children. Huge respect to my bloodline! I get along with all of my siblings, though there are levels of closeness.

“Any other way is boring. If I come back to this life again, I want to come to the same family. How can I be in a monogamous house where all of us will be sitting down; no chaos?

“There is love in my family because the person wey born us dey craze sha. Do you know what it is to hear gunshots and go to where the gunshots came from? That’s not normal.

“It was like my father planned his future and his death. So before he died, he taught his wives everything, including how to shoot, and when he passed, they used the skill. That’s how our family is still able to remain intact even after my dad’s death.”

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