Managing Director, Africa
Electronic Media Network (M-Net)
Biola Alabi is Managing Director Electronic Media Network (M-Net). She has spent the last four years increasing the company's Africa portfolio, including overseeing the launch of AfricaMagic Hausa and Yoruba in 2010 and AfricaMagic Swahili in 2011. These channels have made considerable contributions to the promotion of indigenous languages and cultures in Africa. In 2012, Alabi led a restructuring of the AfricaMagic channels, expanding the line-up from five general to eight themed channels. She has also overseen four editions of the popular reality series Big Brother Africa, and was the driving force behind the glittering Face of Africa Finale in Lagos in 2010 and the first-ever AfricaMagic Viewers' Choice Awards in 2013. Alabi was listed as one of the 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa by Forbes in 2013. A University of Cincinnati graduate with a degree in public health and marketing, Alabi previously worked with leading brands Sesame Street, Bigwords.com and Daewoo Motors.