Adebola Williams

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Adebola Williams
Born (1986-03-07) 7 March 1986 (age 32)
Nigeria
OccupationJournalist/Media Entrepreneur/Activist
NationalityNigerian
Alma materLondon School of Journalism, Pan African University
Notable awardsCo-winner, Young Business Leader of the Year, West Africa, CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards 2014[1]

Adebola Williams (born 1986) is a Nigerian media entrepreneur, journalist, political activist and motivational speaker.

Described as "the man with the golden touch" by Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, Williams has helped three African Presidents get elected.[2]

Early life[edit]

Debola was born 7 March 1986 to a wealthy family, but when he was 10, his family lost everything they had so he had to struggle.[3] In his early teen years, Williams wanted to become an actor and was paid only 50 cents for his first acting role.[4]

He started working as an assistant with a counselor and a freelance psychologist by which time he had gained 3 years experience[clarification needed] with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA).[3]

Career[edit]

Williams and Chude Jideonwo started The Future Awards Africa and went on to co-found Red Media Africa.[5] He is also the CEO of StateCraft Inc, a governance communication company.[6] He has worked on the political campaigns of three presidential aspirants in Africa.

Recognition[edit]

  • Co-winner with Chude Jideonwo, Young Business Leader of the Year, West Africa, CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards 2014[1]
  • Speaker at the 2017 Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, USA.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams win CNBC Africa Young Business Leaders awards (Photos)". Nigerian Entertainment Today. 24 October 2014. Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  2. ^ "Interview: Meet The 30 Year-Old Nigerian Entrepreneur Who Helped 3 African Presidents Get Elected". Forbes. 17 February 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Everything You Need To Know About Adebola Williams, 'The Man With The Golden Touch'". Nigerian Celebrity News + Latest Entertainment News. 2018-03-07. Retrieved 2018-11-29.
  4. ^ "I started working at age 15". Vanguard (Nigeria). 12 October 2013. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  5. ^ "The Young Moguls that built a Media Empire in Nigeria with zero capital". Tech Point. 31 October 2016. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  6. ^ Nsehe, Mfonobong. "Meet The 30 Year-Old Nigerian Entrepreneur Who Helped 3 African Presidents Get Elected". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  7. ^ CNN, Munachim Amah,. "The best moments from Adebola Williams' powerful speech at Obama summit". cnn.com. Retrieved 12 April 2018.