Recently named by the UN as one of 100 Most Influential People of African Descent and profiled by Forbes as the man who helped three Presidents win elections consecutively in Africa, Adebola Williams is Co-Founder of RED, which is home to several well-known brands including The Future Awards Africa,YNaija.com, amongst others. .
He was named CNBC Young Business Leader of the year, Forbes 30 Under 30, and BusinessDay 40 Under 40. In 2017, he was named “Evangelist of The Future” at the businessC4F Davos Award.
Adebola co-founded EnoughisEnough (EiE), one of Nigeria’s foremost civic participation group and premium voice for young people on politics. He was Chairman of the Board until resigning to take the lead on the communication and rebranding of the current Nigerian president. Muhammadu Buhari. He led the team that reshaped the national discourse, and optimise media engagement that helped change longstanding perceptions and ushered in a new president. He recently did same in Ghana helping the opposition candidate win the presidency on his third attempt.
Inducted into the Lagos state Gallery of Entrepreneurs and pacesetters in 2014, Adebola crusades on Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Impact Change with a focus on youth across the world. He has been an invited speaker at conferences in London Business School, Wharton, Stern, ALF NewYork, WIMBIZ, AU conferences, UNFPA conferences, and most recently went on a tour of IVy Leagues schools; Yale, Columbia, Oxford and Harvard.
An alumni of the London School of Journalism and the Pan African University, Adebola is a member of the African Leadership Network, a British Council Global Changemaker and sits on the boards of Slum to School Africa and Chairs the board of Young Entrepreneurs Network.
A President Obama Mandela Washington fellow, Adebola’s unique profile recently earned him a never been done deal as the first entrepreneur ambassador for leading telecoms Line in Africa, Globacom.