Adebola Williams

2022 Awardee

Adebola Williams is the co-founder and Group CEO of RED | For Africa, the continent’s largest portfolio of youth-focused media brands includ- ing Red Media Africa, StateCraft Inc., The Future Awards Africa, and Y!/
A pioneer at the intersection of media, democracy, and social change, Adebola has been profiled by Forbes and CNN as the man who helped elect a trifecta of Presidents in Africa.
He co-founded Enough is Enough (EiE), Nigeria’s foremost civic partici- pation platform and a premier voice for young people on politics. He later resigned as the board chairman to steer the rebranding of the current Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari through a re-aligned national discourse and optimized media engagement, changing long-
standing perceptions and swaying the elections.
A Young Global Leader with the World Economic Forum, Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu Fellow, Mandela Washington Fellow, British Council global change-maker, amongst other prestigious fellowships Adebola is a recipient of the CNBC Young Business Leader of the Year award for West Africa and has been named by Forbes as one of Africa’s best entrepreneurs under 30 in 2017 . A social media sensa- tion , he who routinely engages a social media audience of over 360,000 people.
Adebola sits on boards of ZedCrest Capital as a Non. Executive Director, United Nations Generation Unlimited (GenU) as a Global Champion and recently named a global Patron for No Malaria UK.

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