Do You Know What It’s Like In The Life Of A Kid-CEO?

Posted on December 10 2019 , at 08:59 pm
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When you are the boss, it’s indisputable. Have you ever heard Teni’s Billionaire song? It’s the perfect analogy for this. Last week, MTN’s first one-day Kid-CEO assumed office and Lagos stopped for him to ‘flex’. Adeola Ademuwa Ifeoluwa, the Kid-CEO, stepped into MTN plaza on Thursday, December 5, 2019, and everything changed!

L-R: Chief Marketing Officer, MTN Nigeria, Rahul De; First One-day Kid-CEO, MTN Nigeria, Ademuwa Ifeoluwa, and General Manager, Organization Effectiveness and Change, MTN Nigeria, Adekemi Adisa at the MTN Plaza in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday, December 5, 2019.

By the time he clocked out of the office (Ikoyi headquarters) after a very busy day, Lagos had come to his doorsteps to pay homage. He wouldn’t stop grinning! Who would? He won the mPulse-sponsored  Lagos State Private Schools Spelling Bee.

L-R: Chief Marketing Officer, MTN Nigeria, Rahul De; First One-day Kid-CEO, MTN Nigeria, Ademuwa Ifeoluwa, and General Manager, Organization Effectiveness and Change, MTN Nigeria, Adekemi Adisa at the MTN Plaza in Ikoyi, Lagos, on Thursday, December 5, 2019.

He got to meet royalty when the Oba of Lagos, HRM Oba Rilwan Akiolu, arrived at the 5G demonstration which took place at the same venue. The well-spoken monarch encouraged him on his path and gave us all a crash course on Yoruba history.

The Kid-CEO met Nigerian superstars! Dakore Egbuson-Akande, actress and producer, and multi-talented singer and vocalist, Praiz, were all itching to get photos with the whiz-kid. Lol.

L-R: Tobechukwu Okigbo, Chief Corporate Relations Officer, MTN Nigeria; Mrs Sherifat Folashade Jaji, Secretary to Lagos State Government and representative of the governor; Adeoluwa Ademuwa Ifeoluwa, First MTN Nigeria Kid-CEO and winner, 2019 mPulse Lagos State Private School Spelling Bee; Mohammed Rufai, Chief Technical Officer, MTN Nigeria, and Sean Cryan, Country Manager, Ericsson Nigeria, at the MTN 5G Demo showcase in Lagos on Thursday, December 5, 2019.

He also got to discuss some important matters with the Secretary to the Lagos State Government, Mrs. Folashade Jaji. Well, they seemed so engrossed in their conversation we couldn’t tell if they discussed more. Later, she advised that he must strive to be an actual CEO in a few years, given his stellar performance. Yes to that, ma’m!

MTN Nigeria’s CEO, Ferdi Moolman (left) and MTN Nigeria’s first one-day kid-CEO, Ademuwa Ifeoluwa, at MTN Plaza, Ikoyi, Lagos, during Ademuwa’s day as the Kid-CEO

He observed and made comments on various features of the 5G demo and before we could shout C-E-O, he was whisked off for another appointment.

A day after he was CEO, Ademuwa reflectively shared the effect his day as the boss had on him, “I now know what it feels like, I can’t go back to what I used to do. Now, I know I can do anything.” Amen to that!

The Spelling Bee was enabled by MTN mPulse, an exciting proposition from MTN created to equip students between the ages of 9 and 15 years with the resources they need to maximize their potential. The service offers kids (primary and secondary school students) an array of premium services and features such as free airtime on their birthday, free data for WhatsApp, practice questions for Common Entrance, WAEC, JSSCE and JAMB, Videos and lots of games. More about mPulse can be found here www.mtnonline.com/mPulse

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