Biola Alabi Media Consulting
Biola Alabi is an African media expert based in Lagos, Nigeria. Until recently, Alabi served as Managing Director of the M-Net (the Electronic Media Network), where she spent five years increasing the company's Africa portfolio, including overseeing the launch of AfricaMagic Hausa, Yoruba and Swahili. She also oversaw four editions of the popular reality series Big Brother Africa and the glittering Face of Africa Finale in Lagos in 2010. Alabi spearheaded the ambitious multi-channel expansion of the hugely popular AfricaMagic brand into an impressive eight channel line-up. Passionate about African film and television, she recently worked to launch the inaugural AfricaMagic Viewers' Choice Awards, a successful initiative, which is now entering its second year. Alabi previously worked with leading brands Sesame Street, Bigwords.com and Daewoo Motors, and is currently consulting on special projects for M-Net. She is the winner of numerous awards, including a prestigious 2013 AABLA win as West African Business Woman of the Year. In 2013, she was named one of the 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa by Forbes magazine.