International Women’s Day 2021: 6 Most Powerful Nigerian Women In Entertainment

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate women across the globe. The idea is to give a historically marginalised gender it’s time to be celebrated without the hold of patriarchy.

Based on what these women influence represents and with what their standing is in their respective industry, Savvy Media Africa spotlights the following women as some of the most prominent women in Nigerian Entertainment;


1. Mo Abudu (Mass Media/Movie)









Mo’s journey in the media started with Moments with Mo in 2006 and 24 years later, she joins the Entertainment media in Nigeria and Africa.

Ebony Life TV is one of her succesful ventures, which has become one of the most important television networks in Africa.

And it’s not just TV, with her Ebony Life Films imprint, Mo has produced some of the biggest Nollywood movies in recent years like Wedding Party 1&2, Chief Daddy, Your Excellency and so on.


2. Osagie Osarenz (Music Distribution)

Osagie Osarenz who is a graduate of the University of Lagos, started out as an artist-manager. She went on to manage the likes of Wizkid, Skales, Terri, GoodGirl LA and more.

She is the founder of The Zone Agency, runs The Basement Gig and has become West African lead for distribution company, OneRPM.


3. Kemi Adetiba (Movie & TV)

Adetiba a former TV host is regarded as one of Nollywood’s most respected filmmakers. She started her movie career as a music video director with credits for music videos including Niyola ‘Toh Bad’Waje’s ‘Onye’, Tiwa Savage’s ‘My Darling’ among others.

She went on to direct her first film The Wedding Party – one of Nollywood’s highest-grossing films.

Her sophomore feature film as a director, King of Boys released in 2018, grossed ₦244,011,753, earning it its spot as 5th highest-grossing Nollywood film.


4. Genevieve Nnaji (Movie)

Nnaji is Nollywood’s first director to have her film Lionheart acquired by Netflix and the first Nigerian film to be submitted for Oscar consideration.

With nearly 20 years of experience in the Nollywood industry, The ‘Nnaji’ brand is one force to be reckoned with.


5. Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu

Wangi Mba-Uzokwu an M-NET West Africa’s regional director, is the brain behind the success of reality television show Big Brother Naija. She has also been influential in the growth of the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, an award platform that honours African movies.


6. Addy Awofisayo

Addy is Youtube‘s Head of Content Partnerships for sub-Saharan Africa, who plays a very important role in a huge platform for Nigerian content creators.

The Harvard-trained has relationships with the best creators in the game which puts her in a position of power and influence.

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