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ALO awards Adebola Williams for Outstanding Leadership Excellence

African Leadership Organisation awards Adebola Williams for Outstanding Leadership Excellence 

Media entrepreneur and Group CEO, RED | For Africa, Adebola Williams has been recognised for Outstanding Leadership Excellence at the 12th edition of the prestigious African Business Leadership Awards. 

Powered by the publication arm of the African Leadership Organisation, the African Leadership Magazine, the Award aims to celebrate exceptional leadership in the African business ecosystem as well as phenomenal contributions to the continent’s socio-economic growth and development. 

Adebola Williams received this award for his unique and inspirational contributions to business growth, job creation, youth empowerment, and wealth creation in the media and political space through the RED Group. 

“It is always humbling to have the work my team and I do and our accomplishments over the years recognised,” said Adebola Williams, Group CEO, RED | For Africa. “And to receive the Outstanding Leadership Excellence Award on a platform such as the African Business Leadership Awards alongside industry leaders that I have looked up to is even more humbling.” 

“I set out many years ago to transform the African landscape through media. This desire has morphed into many forms and led to the birth of the many parts of RED over the years. I have, by no means, accomplished all I have set out to, but I am proud of all we have achieved. This Award is a reminder to me that no act of service, no sacrifice and no good deed ever goes unnoticed,” he added. 

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Past winners of various categories of the African Business Leadership Awards include President of the African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwumi Adesina; Former Liberian President and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (2011); Sudanese businessman, Mo Ibrahim (2012),Former President of Tanzania, Jakaya Kikwete (2014); Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan (2015); Tanzanian businessman and philanthropist, Mo Dewji (2016); President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame (2017); Prime Minister of Ethiopia and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Abiy Ahmed (2018). 

About Adebola Williams 

Adebola Williams is the Group CEO of RED|For Africa and a Non-Executive Director at ZedCrest Group. He sits on the Global Champion council of the United Nations Generation Unlimited and is currently the Global patron of Malaria no More UK. Adebola Williams has been the recipient of several national and international awards, including Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, Desmond Tutu Fellow by Africa Leadership Institute, the Emy African Young Achiever Award, the YouWin! Connect Award of Excellence, the Diamond Sabre Awards for Excellence in Public Relations in the C-Suite, the CNBC Africa Young Business Leader Awards, the Marketing Edge PR Person of the Year, and the Sabre Awards for superior achievement in Brand Building.  

About the African Leadership Magazine 

The African Leadership magazine is published by African Leadership (U.K.) Limited a company registered in the United Kingdom. The magazine focuses on bringing Africa’s best to a global audience, telling the African story from an African perspective; while evolving solutions to peculiar challenges the continent faces today. Since its maiden edition, African Leadership Magazine has become a leading pan-African flagship leadership-focused publication read by over 1, 200, 000 targeted international investors, business executives, government policymakers, and multilateral agencies in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, Europe, and the U.S. It is distributed at major international and African Leadership events around the world. The Magazine has over 1 000,000 subscribers/Followers on Facebook and a virile readership on other social media platforms. It is a niche and unbiased African voice born out of a desire to tell the African story from an African perspective by focusing on individuals and corporates known for their legacy-based approach to leadership.

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About Red Media Africa 

Red Media Africa ( is the PR & Empowerment Marketing division under the parent brand, RED. It focuses on using inspiration, empowerment, and action to help brands and organisations connect with their audiences, enhance their bottom-lines, and lead in their industries. It has 6 major practice areas: Corporate Practice, Technology Practice, SME Practice, Governance Practice, Faith Practice, and the International Practice – with work for brands across Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa. It has been recognized with multiple local and international awards including the Gold SABRE Awards for PR Campaigns and the Young Lions PR competition for the next generation of creatives.  

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