Bella Disu: Carving a Legacy Beyond Inheritance

With her spine erect, stiffer than a crowbar, Bella Disu stands out among corporate giants in Nigeria. She is no longer just the daughter of billionaire Mike Adenuga, but a formidable force in her own right.  Disu’s journey is marked by courage, purpose, and a relentless drive to create an enduring legacy of excellence.

As CEO of Cobblestone Properties and Estates since 2011, Disu has transformed the company into a powerhouse in real estate development. Under her leadership, Cobblestone has completed 12 projects and has seven ongoing ones. Each of these reflects the brilliant lady’s meticulous attention to detail and commitment to quality.

But it doesn’t stop there. Bella’s portfolio includes iconic landmarks such as Bella’s Place, The Mall, Ile-Oja at Opebi, and Sisi Paris. It is these developments that truly showcase her ability to blend aesthetic elegance with functional design, setting new benchmarks in the industry.

In the past, Disu was only well-known for a handful of roles. These include her chairmanship in Abumet Nigeria and a Non-Executive Director role at Julius Berger Nigeria Plc. However, regarding her consummate grasp of strategic diversification and organisational growth, much of the credit was given to the giant strides she made in the telecommunications industry as the Executive Vice Chairman of Globacom.

This is gradually changing. Her iconic landmarks demonstrate her to be more than just the ‘business-minded’ daughter of Dr. Adenuga. With her achievements in real estate, alone, she is almost qualified to be placed on the same level as her genius father.

Disu is also a passionate advocate for women’s empowerment. She founded the SheGlows Programme to nurture female leaders at Globacom and successfully created a supportive ecosystem for women to thrive.

 Through the Bella Disu Foundation, she is spreading love and humanity. Disu also contributed to the Alliance Française Mike Adenuga Centre in Lagos, a project commissioned by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Gradually, she is catching up to her father, relying on nothing but ambition, resilience, and an indomitable spirit.

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