Adebola Williams: Interesting Facts About Him

Debola William in a white and red cap

Adebola Williams: Age, Career, Wife, Kids, Parents, Works, etc.

Adebola Williams is by all standards an exceptional African youth.

Born on 7th March 1986, the 35 years-old entrepreneur has achieved feats many of his contemporaries may not be able to match.

Adebola Williams represents a generation of Africans who not only desperately clamour for change but are actively making the desired change happen.

One thing that differentiates Adebola Williams from the most successful young Africans is that he started pursuing his career at an unbelievably young age.

At about age 15, Adebola began his career in film.

Unknown to him, that every attempt at film would usher in many great opportunities and enviable successes a few years later.

Debola Lagos, as he is popularly known, is arguably the voice of the new tribe of Africa.

He is the voice of new Nigeria and in fact, the voice of his generation.

In 2005, at the age of 19, Debola and his co-founder Chude Jideonwu started Red Media.

It is amazing how big and successful Red Media has grown birthing many laudable initiatives for the benefit of the African youth.

It beats all imagination that an initiative started by mere teenagers with an unquenchable thirst for success would grow to become an organization reckoned with home and abroad.

Adebola Williams thus exemplifies the wisdom in the “start it young” campaign.

There is never a time too young to start anything that will be successful, even at school.

Adebola Williams’s story is indeed an inspiring message to any young person who wants to achieve success.

He is proof that success is always attainable, status; background, and colour regardless.

His story is that of possibilities amidst impossibility.

Possibility achieved in a country that is largely perceived as impossible.

Indeed if Debola could do it, all of us can do it.

There are indeed a lot of other things about Adebola William’s biography that is worth knowing.

Here are some of them:

Adebola William’s Childhood

According to an interview granted Adebola William, as a child, his family was wealthy but before the age of 9, his family lost everything.

As a young child, Debola Williams had dreams of becoming an actor.

At age 14, he was on the set of his first movie.

He grew up reading lots of books.

Adebola Willam’s Career

Adebola Williams started his career with acting.

As early as age 14, he was always on set looking for roles because he really loved acting. Soon, he got two roles in two soap operas that never saw the daylight.

He also did stage acting where he was paid 100.

At age 15, he started working with a psychologist as his assistant without any qualification.  He was not paid.

Adebola Willaims also worked with NTA as a teenager for three years and was paid only after the first year.

Adebola Williams got many volunteering experiences that looked good on his CV and attracted employers to him later in his career.

He then got a job with Economic Watch as a producer and that job gave him a lot of exposure.

Adebola William interesting facts about him

His experience with the psychologist and his experience at NTA gave Adebola Williams the foundation he needed to build on later in his life.

In 2005, he co-founded Red Media Africa with Chude Jideonwu.

RED Media is a network of media companies focused on Africa’s youth. It is the umbrella company of Yproductions, RED Communications, Statecraft and The Future Award.

Yproductions produce documentaries, TV shows such as Rubbin minds, events, music etc; its content arm produces Ymagazine, Ynaija, and more.

RED communications is a PR firm. They work with clients like Guinness, British Council, House of Tara, and others.

Statecraft is the governance communication arm of RED Media.

They were the creatives behind Buhari’s 2015 presidential campaign that won him the seat.

That victory was replicated for Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo in 2016.

Adebola William interesting facts about him

The Future Award given by The Future Project is an annual award that celebrates African youths between the ages of 18 and 31 who have made outstanding achievements.

The first The Future Awards ceremony was held on February 6, 2006, at the Muson Centre in Lagos to honour the outstanding achievements of the 2005/2006 season.

The future award continues to wax stronger every year honouring innovative youths in different categories.

Kenny Blaq and Nancy Isime won the Future award for comedy and On-Air Personality of the year (visual) respectively a few years back.

Adebola William is also a President Obama Mandela Washington fellow.

Adebola Williams’s Education

Adebola Williams went to the London School of Journalism and the Pan African University.

Adebola Williams’s Achievements & Awards

Adebola Williams has been an invited speaker at conferences in London Business School, Wharton, Stern, ALF New York, WIMBIZ, AU conferences, UNFPA conferences, and most recently went on a tour of Ivy League schools; Yale, Columbia, Oxford, and Harvard.

Adebola Williams spoke in the closing session of the Obama Foundation Summit in 2017.

Adebola Williams spoke in the closing session themed “Collective Power” and earned a standing ovation from the crowd, including Barack Obama after his speech.

He 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.

Adebola Williams has been named by the UN as one of the 100 Most Influential People of African Descent.

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.

Who are Adebola Williams’s Parents?

Well, as to the question, who are Adebola Williams’ parents, much is not known about Adebola William’s family or his parents but from what is obvious, Adebola Williams is a complete gentleman and that reflects well on his upbringing. Kudos to Adebola William’s parents for such an excellent job in nurturing a fine gentleman.

Adebola William’s Net worth

For someone who has come thus far in his industry and a co-founder of RED Media for that matter, a company that has several other leading firms under its umbrella, you would expect that Adebola William is comfortable, and he sure is.

Adebola William’s exact net worth is, however, not specified as of now.

Adebola William’s Style

Adebola William’s style is very Afro-centric.

He has a signature style of red cap and white native dresses which he wears on almost all sorts of occasions.

Even at the Obama Foundation Summit in 2017, apart from the fact that he gave an amazing speech, he looked absolutely stunning in his white native dress and a red cap to complete it.

Adebola William interesting facts about him

Adebola Williams is also a socialite. If you attend events where celebrities, top politicians, and other creme de la creme in the country, watch out for a red cap, you might just stumble on Debola Lagos one of these days. Lol.

 Adebola William’s Wife

Although Adebola William known as Debola Lagos has lots of friends among the beautiful, brilliant, and successful young Ladies in Africa and beyond, Adebola Williams proposed to his fiance, Kenny Daniels sometime in November 2020 in a beautiful destination.

It was indeed a beautiful blessed day as the beauty said yes once Adebola popped the big question “will you marry me”?Adebola William's wife Kenny Daniel William and husband

Adebola William’s wife is Kenny Daniel. Kenny Daniel is the daughter of former Ogun State Governor Gbenga Daniels. The duo got engaged in November 2020 and wedding plans have since started.

On Saturday, 6th March 2021, Adebola William announced the official registration of their wedding at a Lagos registry.Adebola William wife

This official solemnization official makes Adebola William and his wife official pronounced Kenny Daniel husband, and wife. Thus, present to you, Mr. and Mrs. Adebola and Kenny Daniel.

The popular socialite also announced that the couple would love to have family and friends in a typical Nigerian wedding ceremony later in the year when hopefully, the pandemic would have subsided.

Adebola wrote on Instagram:

Adebola Williams Married

Adebola Williams and Kehinde Daniel, daughter of former Oguns State governor, Gbenga Daniels, are officially married, now Mr. and Mrs.

The couple exchanged vows on Saturday, August 7, 2021. It was a glamourous and well-attended social ceremony that had in attendance top dignitaries from across different social strata.

We wish the couple hearty congratulations and happy married life. Wish them a happy married life too.



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