Ali Baba used to charge N40,000 –Mo Abudu
During the week, Mosunmola Abudu, popularly known as Mo, was spotted at Sheraton Hotel where she was a guest speaker at the British Council Creative Industries Expo.
The Moments with Mo hostess in her speech encouraged the youths of the country to identify their talents and build on them. Citing ace comedian Alibaba as an example, she said that while she was still a Human Resource Manager, Alibaba charged N40,000 and thought it was a good offer but now, he charges in millions.
She said, “There is talent in everyone. I have seen doctors, lawyers and other professionals giving programme ideas. In those days, when we wanted to hold an end of the year party, we would invite Alibaba and he charged us N40, 000. Then he thought it was a good deal. But now if you do not have millions you cannot call him.”
She stated that most Nigerian youths are not doing what they really want to do. Also using celebrities such as Tiwa, Iyanya, MI, Flavour, etc. as case study, she said that a decade ago nobody knew them but now they have made a name for themselves because they discovered their talent and made good use of it.“Look at the music scene, few years from now, I would be 50. When I was 40 and needed a band to play, I got Styl-Plus. Ten years ago there was no Tiwa, Iyanya, MI, Flavour, but today they are household names. You need to discover your talent and utilise it. A lot of people are not doing what they want to really do,” she said