Adebola Williams: Creative and Daring Entrepreneur

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Wole Olajide

Adebola Williams is a dynamic entrepreneur and media personality who built a fantastic profile for himself in the media industry. He is the co-founder of RED Media Africa, YNaija.com, The Future Awards Africa and State Craft Inc.

At the age of 17, Adebola began co-presenting ‘Youth Talk’ on NTA Network. He was also presenter and associate producer on a business television show, Economy Watch, also on the NTA.

At 19, Adebola moved on to be full time producer of Rave TV show Nigeria International, beamed on AIT International, NTA Network, Ben TV in London, Silverbird TV, MBI and online on NigeriaVillageSquare.com
In this role, he was responsible for highlighting Nigerian life around the world from a balanced perspective, getting hard interviews from the ‘high and mighty’ and discovering exquisite locations across the country. The show pioneered as well the trend of celebrity presenters every week. He left the employ of the show after a successful 3-year run to concentrate full time on Red Media Africa, though he has retained a position as consultant producer.

As Operations Director of The Future Project, he has spearheaded the Town Hall meetings and Roadshows around Nigeria and internationally, in the UK and
Ghana. He is also responsible for the smooth running of the post-awards seminars and conferences.

Adebola was selected as a Global Changemaker by the British Council in 2009, attending the Changemakers Conference and World Economic Forum in Cape Town. In 2010, he was invited as a youth expert by the Africa Union and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to work on the African Youth Charter for the decade of youth in Zimbabwe.

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