After years of hard work, it has been a roller coaster year of success for Adebola Williams, co-founder of RED Media Africa. Alongside his business partner Chude Jideonwo, he won the CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards 2014 Young Business Leader of the Year (West Africa) award in October 2014. 2015 has seen various highs for the duo as their business has officially expanded into new focus areas.
Adebola recently celebrated his 29th birthday with an intimate event for friends and then on the Tuesday 10th of March 2015, he received a special birthday surprise! One of his mentors, Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi surprised him with a small but festive birthday party at the Eko Signature Hotel in Lagos.
The celebrant believed he was coming to pick up his birthday present from the Governor…he was pleasantly shocked as he walked into a room full of friends and family.
A very surprised Adebola said “I am honoured by this kind gesture and thankful to the Governor. I call him uncle because over the years he has shown to be a rock. Most of all I am grateful to God for his incredibly grace and favour upon my life.“
Speaking of Adebola, Governor Amaechi said “I have been very impressed by the sheer hardWork and commitment he has shown in his impact work for young Nigerians and their media and communications company over the years. Since meeting him, he has continued to surprise and inspire me by his many strides of success.“
Guests in attendance included Gov. Rotimi Amaechi, former Governor of Bayelsa State Timipre Sylva, Chude Jideonwo, Julius Agwu, Kola Oyeneyin, Tunji Olugbodi, D’banj, Toke Makinwa, Noble Igwe, Kemi Lala Akindoju, Ayo Animashaun, Lola Shoneyin, Isoken Ogiemwonyi, Arese Ugwu, Bolanle Olukanni, Kathleen Ndongmo and more.
Guests Strike a Pose