Popular Journalist, Adegboyega Set to Launch Book in Memory of Wigwe

Popular Journalist, Adegboyega Set to Launch Book in Memory of Wigwe

Wale Igbintade

An award winning author, Adegboyega Johnson, is to launch a book in memory of the late Chief Executive of Access Holdings, Herbert Wigwe, who died recently in the ill-fated chopper crash in America alongside his wife and son.

The book is scheduled for launch in May 2024 at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos.

Adegboyega in a statement said: “It was a big shock hearing the news of the passing of a resourceful, hardworking and highly Innovative banker like Herbert Wigwe. I didn’t imagine it in another 20 years.

“ But as the Bible says that ‘God giveth and taketh’, the only way I can contribute to keep his memory alive is to launch the book in Wigwe’s honour for his exemplary performances as a banker in taking Access Bank to the height it is today”.

Adegboyega, who authored the book, ‘Corporate Wizards’, which is a compendium of high fliers in the corporate world described late Wigwe as the most outstanding,  most innovative and resourceful banker in Nigeria.

He added: “Corporate Wizards is a compendium of high-flying and numero unos in the corporate world in its entirety and this is my first book as an author. In the course of making this compilation, concise details and facts concerning the listed gurus and titans featured in the book.

“They were put into immeasurable determination viz educational qualifications, cognate experience, corporate social responsibilities, managerial abilities, human resource potential, general business acumen, intrinsic personal values and other innate virtues hitherto unknown about the respective big business player that qualified for mentioning in this all-embracing book but not without exceptional qualities.

“Corporate Wizards will surely serve as a referential material for the younger business potential who are hoping to rise to the same level and pedestal which these rare business moguls, titans and aficionados.”

However, the book, Corporate Wizards, he said, hasn’t changed from its original concept which is to unveil and celebrate top corporate personalities in Nigeria.

The author started his journalistic journey with the defunct Hearts Magazine as an editorial executive, before he was made the editor-in-chief of same magazine seven months later.

Adegboyega left Hearts for Global Excellence where he rose to become Society Editor.  He joined Fame Magazine and First Weekly Magazine afterwards. He had a stint with National Mirror as a correspondent.

He started Metropolix Magazine and its online version in 2018, and its sister publications Ekiti Metropolix,  Soul Magazine in 2022.

The award winning Adegboyega won the category of ‘The Most Outstanding Society Writer of The Year’ at City Pride Achievers Awards in 2011, ‘Most Creative and Insightful Writer of the Year’ at Fabulous Media Award in 2015 and a nominee of ‘Editor of the Year’ category at Nigeria Media Night Out Awards.

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