40 Nigerians Under 40: Adebola Williams [32]

adebolaAdebola is a TV producer, an actor, a journalist and a youth development expert. He has also been producer Patito’s Gang and has been a consultant producer with the Canadian Broadcasting Commission and Lifestyles in Africa on Mnet. He also helped with recruitment on Close Up’s Salsa challenge TV show, worked briefly with The Apprentice Africa in publicity, and then went round Nigeria scouting for talents for the Amstel Malta Box Office reality TV show as a producer and content director. In addition to this, he has produced documentaries for brands like MTN, UBA/Arsenal, Virgin Nigeria amongst others.

He has moonlighted as a writer, with credits including The Guardian, Thisday, Share.Our.World and Tour Nigeria, and as a public speaker to youth in conferences within and outside the country. One of his major interests is in advocacy and counselling on issues surrounding child sexual abuse and family values.

Adebola was selected as one of the Top 100 of Our Generation by Top 100 UK in 2007 and 2008 and 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 Africa Union and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to work on the Africa Youth Charter for decade of youth in Zimbabwe.

He also maintains a role as Director in Harambe Nigeria, an alliance of Harambe Endeavour International. Harambe focuses on youth development through agriculture.

Adebola has, in a personal capacity, consulted for major brands and companies including Close Up, EXP productions, Work Station, True Tales Publications, DM Audiovisuals and Giant Strides Media, and his a partner with Tesify Music Group, which is a consultant to Zain Central Station and organizer of the Hiphop International competition and Naija Facebook Carnival, amongst others. This is one figure we cannot forget to add to this list.

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