Biola Alabi


The Managing Partner of Biola Alabi Media, the media icon heads a dynamic Consultancy that helps clients find solutions for their media related businesses and organizations. Named one of the 20 Youngest Power Women in Africa by Forbes Magazine in 2012, a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2012 and the AABLA West African Business Woman of the Year in 2013, for five highly successful years, Nigerian-American Biola Alabi held the high-profile position of Managing Director for M-Net Africa, part of the globally renowned MIH/Naspers Group.

Prior to this, she was based in the United States where she was part of the executive team at the influential children’s television brand Sesame Street and a member of the marketing team that launched the well-respected Korean motor vehicle corporation Daewoo in the USA. Previously she was one of the first 50 staff members that launched the first ecommerce college bookstore and destination site, Bigwords.Com, also based in the US.

An alumni of the University of Cincinnati where she graduated with a Degree in Public and Community Health, Alabi has spent recent years polishing her knowledge with Executive Education Programs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and Yale University’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs. She has also spoken globally on the status of the African creative arts industry, the opportunities available on the continent, the success of Nollywood and the need for ongoing investment into infrastructure and skills sharing initiatives.