Evans Udoh-George is a 31 year old, Nigerian entrepreneur raised in Ajegunle, Lagos State by her late parents Mr. Udoh and Mrs. Blessing Udoh who died when she was young. She and her siblings were brought to Little Saints Orphanage after being abandoned at the backyard of a church due to the loss of their parents.
Evans George has been described as ‘Africa’s Inspirational Lady’ by VL! Magazine in 2014 and as ‘a trailblazer for the Nigerian Youth’ by the wife of the Vice president of Nigeria, Mrs. Oludolapo Osinbanjo in 2015.
HER ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY
Popularly known as ‘Eva George’, Eva’s serial entrepreneurial skills started when she was only 7 years old. Then, she would hawk the street with her mother, carrying trays of medicine on their head in order to survive. After losing her parents, Eva would do three jobs in a day, hawking sachet water in the morning, building blocks with a construction company in the afternoon and selling snacks in the evening. She eventually had to drop out of primary school to fend for her family by doing various legal jobs.
“On the 16th of January 2012 at age 12,” Eva says, “we were taken to Little Saints Orphanage who took us to one of the best private school till I got to the University. Aside education, we were mentored and motivated by inspirational speakers who would come to the orphanage to teach us about life, give us books to read and train us intellectually, the more my mentality changed and developed into realising that one day I would be a great person, I began to discover my talent in writing and providing solutions to problems.”
Despite the challenges faced, Eva broke all protocols and emerged as ‘Africa’s best 1,000 Entrepreneurs’ by the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program and was awarded as an ‘Emerging African Leader’ by EAL company in Washington DC. She holds a BSC in Sociology and International Relations from Crawford University including four (4) other certificates in Film Production, Computer Studies, Soft Skills Communications and Business Management.
Her mission statement especially in her companies is ‘Negativity doesn’t live here’ she believes nothing is impossible.
“Today, I am the CEO of Mo Eva’s World Group, an innovative company with basic services such as Film and TV Productions, Digital and Online Marketing, Production coverage services for weddings and events,” Eva says. “By God’s grace, I have produced 2 movies and still counting such as ‘Where Talent Lies’ and ‘Issues Series’ which got me awards locally and internationally such as Best Film in 2014, Most Outstanding Actor, Most Outstanding actress, Best Film Pitch including a review by a top Hollywood producer, Jason Brubaker.”
“In my other business, I have satisfied my clients excellently in terms of offering them digital and online promotions for their business and brands.”
“My best achievement was in March 2015, out of 20,000 Africans, I was selected as part of the 1,000 African Entrepreneurs by the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme who strongly believes that my idea can transform Africa. I have received the first half of my seed capital and I am ready to transform Africa. I thank the Tony Elumelu Foundation for helping me upgrade my business and I believe this will go a long way. I am deeply grateful to my God given parents, Captain Olajide and Mrs Bamidele George for their love and support.
Since inception of Mo Eva’s World Group in 2013, Eva George has established five (5) businesses such as Mo Eva’s World Productions, On Point Naija Blog, On Point Naija Media, 4Better4Best Weddings and Events and Black Evans Studios.
Till date, Mo Eva’s World Group has recorded over 75 clients and she is working towards establishing 20 businesses by 2020 so as to spread across all viable businesses across Africa and the world at large. Mo Eva’s World Group is currently working on opening a branch in South Africa by the end of the year and have business across other Africa countries.
Eva George also plans to have a foundation where she will inspire other orphans like her who are less privileged.