Raro Lae Abugo

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Raro Lae Abugo
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Born (1991-08-23) August 23, 1991 (age 32)
Other namesRaro Lae
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationBachelors in Business Administration & Marketing
Alma mater
  • Maryvale Preparatory highschool
  • Towson University
  • Media personality
  • Actress
  • Social media specialist
  • Digital marketing specialist

Raro Lae Abugo (born August 23, 1991), known professionally as Raro Lae, is a Nigerian-American media personality, actress [1], social media and digital marketing specialist [2]. [3] Abugo gained attention for being an on-air marketing news contributor [4] [5] and for creating her own media platform highlighting African and Western entertainment.

Early life

Abugo grew up in a Nigerian-American [6] family in Baltimore, MD.Both of her parents are from Nigeria, her father being from the Isoko tribe and her mother being from the Idoma tribe.[7] Abugo attended Maryvale Preparatory highschool and graduated in 2009. While at Maryvale she ran on the Varsity Track & Field team[8] and then went on to graduate from Towson University with a Bachelors in Business Administration & Marketing in 2014 [9].


Abugo's media career kicked off with an international interview with Nigerian musical artist,actor and political candidate Banky W on her talk show RLTV.[10] [11]. In June 2014 she founded her own website rarolae.com. She went on to found her marketing agency Selah Global Solutions,LLC focused on digital marketing, social media management and special event production. She is also the current Media Manager in Washington,DC for Bumble[12].

Abugo has become a public speaker at universities, marketing panels[13], conferences[14] and summits,as well as curating concerts and marketing, blogging &women empowerment events throughout the U.S.[15]

Abugo has been featured onWUSA9, WJLA, 92.3FM, Radio One, DTLR Radio.

In 2016, she interviewed Kevin Hart and her question about co-parenting was highlighted on numerous media platforms internationally, including Bravo TV and Bella Naija.[16]. Throughout her career she has interviewed notable celebrities on The Raro Lae Show[17] which airs on Youtube and media partner outlets including Denzel Washington[18], Taraji P.Henson, The Vamps, Tiffany Haddish, Misty Copeland, Regina King, Adekunle Gold, Y-Cee, 2face, D'Banj [19]and many more.

Her entertainment series[20] and celebrity event coverage and commentary [21]has been featured by over 100 media outlets [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [27] [28] including Yahoo News [29], Ticketing Box Office [30], Heavy News, Rolling Stone, Harper Bazaar Arabia and more.

Raro Lae was a contestant in Buzzfeed's Cocoa Butter segment Battle of Jollofs. [31]

Raro Lae in the media


External links


  1. "Raro Abugo". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  2. "Three tips to avoid being hoodwinked on social media sites". WUSA. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  3. "Get To Know Her with Raven Paris: Raro Lae [Video]". 92 Q. 2020-02-27. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  4. Rowson, Erin (2020-01-30). "Marketing Your small Business on a Budget". WJLA. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  5. "Three tips to avoid being hoodwinked on social media sites". WUSA. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  6. Tv, Bn (2016-10-14). "BN TV: Kevin Hart chats with Raro Lae about Co-Parenting with Eniko and Torrei Hart & More | Watch". BellaNaija. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  7. "#BOSSWATCH: Raro Abugo". Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  8. "Raro Abugo". Athletic.net. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  9. Magazine, Ladybrille (2017-01-06). "20 Influential African Women Entrepreneurs & Leaders in America to Watch in 2017 | The Influential List". Ladybrille® Magazine. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  10. https://www.naijareview.com/video-banky-w-interview-on-rltv/
  11. saynigeria (2014-05-11). "RLTV interviews Banky W". SayNaija. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  12. Tula (2020-02-20). "BYOB Live Kickoff and Reveal at Park on 14th". tulatalksent. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  13. "2016 AYA CAREER EXPLORATION DAY – Afropolitan Youth Association". Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  14. "Women Unifying Women Brunch". www.theregallady.com. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  15. "Raro Lae & Kierra Wagstaff presents "BUILD. BRAND. BOSS UP." Featuring Deb Antney & Jazzy McBee". Broadcasting Beauty. 2017-09-09. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  16. Tv, Bn (2016-10-14). "BN TV: Kevin Hart chats with Raro Lae about Co-Parenting with Eniko and Torrei Hart & More | Watch". BellaNaija. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  17. "Sarz confirms singer's collaboration with Jidenna, Chris Brown". Pulse Nigeria. 2016-04-28. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  18. ilovephp. "Jann - Jann". www.jann.top. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  19. gistyinka. "Raro Lae Interview Chat with D'banj". GY ONLINE NG. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  20. "Is Valentine's Day really a scam? [VIDEO]". Pulse Nigeria. 2015-02-13. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  21. "Wedding Moment: Watch this groom strip to entertain bride, guests at his wedding reception". Wedding Moment: Watch this groom strip to entertain bride, guests at his wedding reception. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  22. "Seriously? OMG! WTF? » VH1/MTV". seriouslyomg.com. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  23. Ahlgrim</a>, <a target='_blank' href='https://www insider com/author/callie-ahlgrim'>Callie. "Watch Billie Eilish's stunning performance of 'When the Party's Over' at the Grammys, Business Insider - Business Insider Singapore". www.businessinsider.sg. Retrieved 2020-03-04. {{cite web}}: |first= has generic name (help)
  24. "J.Lo Brought A Stripper Pole To The Super Bowl And The Internet Lost It". BuzzFeed News. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  25. https://www.harpersbazaararabia.com/culture/featured-news/jennifer-lopez-daughter-sings-at-the-super-bow
  26. Lindemon, Meredith (2020-01-27). "WATCH: The Jonas Brothers' Grammys 2020 Performance". Heavy.com. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  27. "VMAs 2018: See Madonna's Bizarre Aretha Franklin Tribute". IMDb. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  28. Leight, Elias; Leight, Elias (2018-08-21). "VMAs 2018: See Madonna's Bizarre Aretha Franklin Tribute". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  29. "Grammys 2020: John Legend, Roddy Rich and others pay tribute to Nipsey Hussle". news.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  30. "Yes, that was Jennifer Lopez's daughter singing at the Super Bowl halftime show". www.ticketingboxoffice.com. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  31. Butter, Cocoa (2019-12-20). "Which Country Makes The Best Jollof Rice?pic.twitter.com/cAi2SpzuU7". @cocoabutterbf. Retrieved 2020-03-04.

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