Chude Jideonwo, Adebola Williams win CNBC Africa Young Business Leader of the Year Award

Adebola Williams and Chude Jideonwo 2Popular Nigerian youth figures, Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams, have been announced as winners of the CNBC Africa All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) for the Young Business Leader of the Year 2014, West Africa.

This was announced at the awards event held on Thursday, October 23 at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria.

Jideonwo, 29, and Williams, 28, are co-founders of Red Media Africa, credited as Africa’s leading youth media network.

The group is home to media platforms including The Future Awards Africa, Y! Africa – the magazine, and Red Communication.

“Now into the fourth year, the AABLA has become the most credible business leaders’ awards on the continent,” said Ricki Wahi, who is founder of Forbes Africa and CNBC Africa.

“The AABLA is given to those captains of industry who have made a qualitative and quantitative difference.”

The awards celebrate the African continent’s most impactful visionaries in a variety of categories.

Finalists for the Young Business Leader of the Year Award included Seth Akumani (Ghana), Oluseun Onigbinde (Nigeria) and Christian Ngan (Cameroon).

Other winners announced were Tayo Oviosu of Paga for Entrepreneur of the Year, Arunma Oteh (Director General of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Nigeria) for Business Woman of the Year and Atedo Peterside (Chairman, StanbicIBTC) for Business Leader of the Year.