In today’s world where the need for Nigerian youths to take on the mantle of our past formidable figures is at an all-time high, stands a young, vibrant and astute PR Executive that’s endlessly strived to make a difference with his resources and platform. Meet Timilehin Bello; CEO Media Panache Nigeria, one of the leading Lagos PR and Digital Marketing agencies in recent times.
Barely in his late 20s, Timilehin Bello launched his very own PR & Digital Marketing agency in 2016 and it’s significantly grown to become one of the most recognized agencies in the industry.
But all of this did not happen overnight. Timilehin fondly called Big Timi unflaggingly worked his way up, serving as an inspiration to thousands of youths through his devotion to impacting the lives of others; using his rich commendable expertise in the Public Relations field.
Timilehin became officially instated with the world of PR in 2014; after securing a professional position as a PR Executive at prominent PR Agency Black House Media (BHM), headed by Ayeni Adekunle who took him under his wing; enabling him garner ample experience with an array of clients and projects like working as an assistant on Hennessy/Viacom Account and being tasked with the Gulder Ultimate Search XI, which put him on the chart as a man with enviable PR skills.
Bello also served as client/service consultant for Star Lager in December 2014. The task included projects such as the Lagos Countdown/Star Bottle Tree, which culminated into Star receiving an award during the ADVAN Awards in 2015. This gave room for the young PR expert to foreground his position in the PR sphere.
Big Timi’s amicable exit from BHM in 2016 was highly publicized as he soon revealed plans to float his own agency.
Fast forward to mid-2016, he is now regarded as one of the most revered and influential youths in the country at large; with his agency working with both the entertainment and corporate industry top guns, including MTN Foundation, Ooni of Ife, Bank of Industry, Yaw, Solidstar, Korede Bello, Whogohost, Simplified Corporate Logistics and an array of prestigious names.
His steadfastness soon earned him international recognition as American TV Magazine Inspirational Program Turning Point International caught wind of him and his company and vested them with the responsibility of social media accentuation during the team’s visit to Nigeria. The task further augmented Timilehin’s experiences during this period, briefly meeting with popular minister metropolitan Paul Adefarasin, former First Lady of Lagos Mrs. Abimbola Fashola and more.
Perhaps, one of his company’s most meritorious projects remains #ANewDawnForNaija – a photo campaign spearheaded by him; aimed at empowering Nigerians and imbuing them with a perpetual sense of resilience and hope.
Shot by celebrity photographer Shola Animashaun, the campaign received wide acclaim, with majority pin-pointing the level of creativity embroidered in its entirety.
Bello went on to set another praiseworthy campaign in motion entitled #InspireYoungsters – another campaign driven towards impacting the lives of others; specifically secondary school students. A number of schools were visited in Lagos, where the PR Executive shared with the younger ones his vast knowledge in social media utilization and how to best wield it for the sole purpose of positivity and adding value to life.
Timilehin has described his mission as unperturbable, taking dauntless approaches to making it a reality. He has been nominated for a number of prestigious awards, including Social Media Strategist of the Year at the 2016 Lagos 30 under 40 Awards, PR manager of the year at Moreklue All Youths Award 2016 – he was also presented with an Award for excellence at Christ the King International School, Lagos.
Speaking on his drive during a recent interview, the under 30 CEO was quoted saying; “We can’t sit back and wait for our leaders to fix the undesirable situation of things – we the youths are vested with the power and responsibility to make a difference. Let’s all take a stand and do it ourselves in our own little way. With our resources, fields, platforms and what have you. Remember; it starts with you and me”
With an unshakable passion and indefatigable drive to inspire and impact the lives of others, Timilehin Bello continually exerts his resources; social media and his professional platform to make a difference, not letting age difference intimidate or perturb him. He is undeniably one of the most industrious youths of his generation and we can’t help but hope more youths like him will take a stand and serve as an inexorable source of inspiration to others.