Adams Ibrahim Adebola
5 May 1988
|Alma mater||University of Lagos|
Adams Ibrahim Adebola (born 5 May 1988), popularly known as VJ Adams, is a Nigerian video jockey, television presenter, entrepreneur, musician cum executive producer. His journey into limelight came after he contested at the 2008 edition of Next Movie Star West Africa. VJ Adams is renowned as a presenter on Soundcity TV, a Nigerian music channel based in Lagos. He co-anchored the Official Red Carpet at the 8th Africa Movie Academy Award with Nollywood Actress, Alex Okoroji and co-anchored 2014 edition of City People Entertainment Awards ceremony which was held in Lagos.
Growing up and education
Born into the royal family of Oba Adetoye in Ejigbo, a town in Lagos State, VJ Adams is a native of Ogun State. He finished his basic and secondary school education at Teammate Children School, Isolo and Lagos State Civil Service Senior Model College, Ikorodu respectively before proceeding to the University of Lagos where he studied Civil Engineering. He holds a certificate in journalism after undergoing training in journalism at the BBC Academy, an educational arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation.
After contesting at the 2008 Next Movie Star show, VJ Adams was made the lead presenter of Excite on TV in 2009 until 2010 when he resigned. On 22 February 2010, he joined Consolidated Media Associates, a media firm that houses TV shows including Soundcity TV, Spice TV, ONTV, Televista and VillageSquare TV.
VJ Adams collaborated with Ice Prince, Sound Sultan, and Splash to release a single title "Winner". On 2 February 2014, he featured HarrySong on a song titled "Whazup", a song which received massive airplay and positive reviews. With a forthcoming debut album, VJ Adams has also worked with Oritse Femi, Chidinma, M.I, Pasuma, and Reminisce.
- Sam Anokam (13 March 2014). "Unveiling Nigeria's Top Media Personalities". Connect Nigeria. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
- Jackson Bassey (18 January 2013). "Soundcity VJ, Adams launches reality video series, Adams After Hours". Talk Muzik. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
- "Complete Full Lists of Winners for City People Entertainment Awards 2014". Gist Yinka. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
- City People Editor (16 June 2014). "SoundCity Presenter, VJ Adams: "I Work All The Time, I Don't Have A Social Life"". City People. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
- Damilola Adekoya. "I LOVE FLASHY COLOURS, NO SKINNY JEANS FOR ME, PLS' ---ADEBOLA ADAMS". Nigeria Films. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
- "Soundcity VJ, Adams launches reality video series, Adams After Hours". Talk Muzik. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
- Kombo (28 August 2013). "VJ Adams – Winner [Video Download] ft Ice Prince, Sound Sultan, Pheel & Splash". Naija Bambam. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
- Funke Iwin (4 February 2014). "VJ Adams – Whazup f. Harrysong". tooXclusive. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
- Olumide Adesida (29 July 2015). "Soundcity VJ, Adams features M.I and Nonso in 'My Dream'". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 17 August 2015.