Brief Profile of The Podium International Magazine

The Podium is a general interest international magazine that started with an online edition in 2019 via Its focus is on education, arts, sports, lifestyle, international relations, events, and entertainment. The Podium Magazine features news, interviews, special reports, and opinion articles.

We are not just a media organisation; we are a human development institution founded on the principles of excellence, integrity, professionalism, and respect for the individual. Our focus is to celebrate outstanding people, places, businesses, and events.   

The print edition was unveiled in 2021 in major American cities such as Houston, Indianapolis, Maryland, and New York. The magazine has also been unveiled in Ibadan, Lagos, Abuja (in Nigeria), and London, United Kingdom. The second UK unveiling will take place in Manchester on December 9. 

The magazine has its global headquarters in the USA where it is registered as The Podium Media LLC. It is also registered in London, the UK, as The Podium Magazine Limited with the HRMC, UK. It operates in Nigeria as a subsidiary of Brand Stewards Limited.


To provide a credible platform for positively projecting Africa and Africans, as well as serving as a change agent in enthroning a new value system among African youths.


Our vision is to be globally reputed and acclaimed for identifying, showcasing, and serenading the success stories of Africans as a way of positively projecting the image of the continent.


  1. To share credible and verifiable success stories of Africans so that others can learn, be motivated, and be inspired.
  2. To work with government and corporate organisations in changing the value system of Africans, and institutionalising a new culture that rewards and appreciates hard work and integrity.


  • Excellence
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Respect for the individual


Mr. Ademola Akinbola is an experienced Journalist, Author, Publisher, Digital Marketing, Brand, and Reputation Management professional. For close to three decades, he successfully managed the brand management and marketing communication functions at leading national and international organisations.

Ademola enjoyed successful media practice at The Guardian, West African Pilot, Punch, and This Day newspapers during which he collaborated with different teams to revolutionize business reporting and advance the frontiers of Financial Journalism in Nigeria. 

He subsequently ventured into Brand management and public relations, working with the British Council Nigeria as Head, Communications & Marketing, among other reputable organisations.

He is the author of five books – Building Enduring Corporate Reputation (first published in 2005 and reviewed under a new title, Built to Endure in 2010); It’s a Brand U World (2013); How to Brand Yourself and Your Business, and The Winning Organisation (2018). He is also the author of Who’s Who in Ile-Oluji (published in 1994, 2003, 2011, and 2016).

As a community development enthusiast, he has been publishing Ile-Oluji Times, Nigeria’s first international community-focused newspaper since 2011, as a way of promoting Ile-Oluji, headquarters of Ile-Oluji/Oke-Igbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.

He holds a Master of Communication & Language Arts degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and an M.Sc. in Digital Marketing from the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland. He is a certified trainer affiliated with the Irish Institute of Training and Development (IITD), Dublin, Ireland.

He is well-travelled, having visited Ireland, the UK, the USA, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Hungary, and Canada in personal and official capacities.



Ademola Akinbola


Morak Babajide-Alabi

Morak Babajide-Alabi

Continental Editor, Europe


Sanya Onayoade

Continental Editor, North America

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