Adebola Williams is a Nigerian media entrepreneur, journalist, political activist and motivational speaker. He has been described as “the man with the golden touch.”
Williams and Chude Jideonwo started The Future Awards Africa and went on to co-found Red Media Africa. He is also the CEO of StateCraft Inc, a governance communication company. He has worked on the political campaigns of three presidential aspirants in Africa.
Talking about how his mum taught him to be strong:
“My mum taught me that ‘hard work does not kill’. I have learnt these things. I have learnt to put my hands on the plough. Anything I have had to put my hands on in my life, I have always seen it as an opportunity to climb, because if I conquer it, I will feel like a victor. What many don’t know is that sometimes, life gives you an opportunity to be your own hero. Many times in my life, I’ve been given an opportunity to be my own hero, and I have stood and I have taken up that opportunity. That is how we grew. We dropped out of school when everything happened.”
In all sense of humility, everything I do, myself, my team, everything we do, we go in with some confidence and some fear. We go in thinking “We hope we can do this.”