Industry executives congratulate Leye Fabusoro on appointment as Head, West Africa for Forbes Africa
It was indeed a barrage of encomiums over the weekend in Lagos, from top media and entertainment industry executives, in celebration of the man of the moment, Adeleye Fabusoro, who was recently appointed in an historic move as the Head, West Africa of CNBC and Forbes Africa. It is the first time a Nigerian will be appointed into this office.
Speaking with journalists at a media hangout and a lunch reception in honor of the new West African boss, some of his industry colleagues spoke glowingly about the person and the new role of Fabusoro.
Alhaji Muritala Bawa, who is the CEO of M-One Security Company, said “I am particularly elated to be here today to celebrate our good friend and brother, Adeleye, he has always been a goal getter, he brings so much to the table. Our company and his have worked seamlessly over the years and I can say for a fact that Adeleye is a thorough professional. What is interesting in all of this is that, this is just the beginning of bigger responsibilities, he is taking over Africa because his ideas are very trans-generational”.
A media agency top boss, Seun Oluwajana, the MD of Canwest Media Nigeria Limited, said “my relationship with Adeleye dates back to about 10years ago, and both our companies have created contents and supported each other to keep Africa entertained. Leye is such a perfectionist, he almost wants to succeed perfectly with any project he is involved in. I wasn’t too surprised when the news of his appointment broke, I have always known Leye would go places. He will deliver in this new assignment because he keeps evolving. He is a great guy and he is bringing a whole lot to Forbes Africa.
In his words, Ayo George, the CEO of Kijani Media Communications said, “I met Leye about 5years ago, I knew about his Africa Magic contents years before I met him, so I was super excited when I finally had the opportunity to meet him. Have you seen any of Leye’s documentaries? Leye deserves all the accolades showered on him here by everyone. It is not a surprise that industry players are here today to celebrate the man and the appointment. This is a big win for us all in the media and entertainment industry, and a big win for Nigeria as a whole”, he concluded.
Fabusoro has been acknowledged as a visionary business administrator, successfully nurturing numerous startups into thriving enterprises. He has also emerged as a respected figure in the film and television industry, having transformed the lives of more than 500 students through his teaching and administrative roles. His impressive portfolio comprises over 1200 episodes of drama shows, more than 700 episodes of TV shows, three dozen documentaries, over 30 feature films, and an extensive collection of television commercials.
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