Ferdinand Adimefe is the CEO of Imagination Creative, a leading content factory at the intersection of media, entertainment and technology. He began his career in branding at Adstrat, one of the companies that pioneered brand communications in Nigeria. He then went on to work as a brand and communications manager at Century Energy and Services Limited from 2011 to 2014. In addition to his core functions, he also worked on strategy, business development, research and corporate social responsibility. He went into fulltime entrepreneurship in 2014, the year he started Imaginarium Creative Global.
He is a member of the Information Communications Committee of the Nigeria Economic Forum, tasked with research and proposing policy formulation for driving Nigeria’s technological advancement. He was also one of the recipients of The Future Awards: Nigeria’s best 100, and was inducted as a Guardian of The Future by the then President of the Federal Republic of Nigerian (2010-2015). In 2010, the Ford Foundation inducted him as a member of the fifty young Nigerians selected by the Foundation to create a blueprint for Nigeria’s future.
Ferdinand Adimefe is a published author and writer on both traditional and social media, on topics such as lifestyle, technology, and politics. among others. He has published articles on Business Day and BellaNaija among others. His first book which was about campus living and values among youths was published while he was an undergraduate. His second book titled Pulse, a creative non-fictional collection of short epistles, chronicling Nigeria’s socio-economic realties and societal values was published in 2013.
Civic Responsibilities
Ferdinand Adimefe serves on the board of the Slum to School Africa initiative which is a non-profit organisation aimed at improving access to education for children who live in hard-to-reach slums across Nigeria.
He is a founding partner of Interface, an online and offline forum established to give young people opportunities to interface with industry mentors in their areas of interest and build on foundations that would contribute to economic growth. Mentors include: Bode Pedro the Founder of VEDA , Onyeka Nwelue among others.
He is a pastor at The Tribe Lagos, the gospel expression which powers Sozo Life Foundation, a charity initiative focused on programs and projects that enhance the quality of life of underprivileged children in Nigeria. In 2017, the Sozo Life Foundation organised a Christmas Charity concert and put together a Christmas album called Harmattan. The Harmattan album is a fund raising initiative for the “A Thousand Smiles Campaign” which procured One Thousand (1,000) special Christmas gifts for underprivileged children in the Lagos metropolis.
The Sozo Foundation has been involved in providing relief materials for Internally Displaced Persons and Benue flood victims. They have adopted the Itedo community by periodically providing them with food, clothing and healthcare services.