Oprah Winfrey opened the eyes of African women all over the world with the success of her talk show, The Oprah Winfrey show. The show lasted for 25 years before she made the upgrade to her OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) platform.
The fact that a show hosted by an African American woman could reach the height that it did as motivated African women all over the continent of Africa. While a lot of African talk show hosts have not been able to stand the test of time, a few African women have taken the talk show business to a whole new level.
We present to you, the three African Queens of Talk!
Moments With Mo’
Mo’ Abudu started her show, Moments with Mo over 10 years ago in Nigeria. In less than 2 years, it became the first syndicated talk show across Africa and the UK. Moments with Mo’, which has now be re-branded to just “Moments,” changed the face of African TV. It opened the continent to quality TV production and helped in showcasing the success of Africans regardless of their background.
While Mo’ Abudu has reduced her level of participation on the show to focus more on her cable station, Ebonylife TV, She has helped in shaping the careers of young African female talk show hostS and the future of African TV one Moment at a time.