Segun Adeleye unveils insightful book, “Tinubu: The Audacity To Hope”

Nigerian business journalist and the President/CEO of World Stage Limited, Segun Adeleye, has released his latest work, Tinubu: The Audacity To Hope, exploring President Bola Tinubu’s unconventional approach to addressing Nigeria’s complex challenges. 

The book, already in bookstores, has garnered attention for its foresight into the hardships faced by the nation and offers practical solutions.

The idea of the book, which envisages the great challenges the president would face along with the accompanying hardship and practical solutions, is dedicated to “all Nigerians that have refused to lose hope in their country despite all the disappointments of the past”. 

The foreword, written by Chief (Dr.) Reuben F. Fasoranti, leader of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group Afenifere, commends Adeleye’s work and draws parallels between the book’s theme and the leadership style of Chief Obafemi Awolowo. Fasoranti emphasises the book’s timely release and connects it to the renewed hope in the country’s future.


Chief Fasoranti writes: “I’m pleased to foreword this book by Segun Adeleye titled: Tinubu – the Audacity to Hope. I would like, as in this very important book, also offer some pertinent suggestions that I believe could help in tackling the various socio economic issues that our country faces.”

He adds that the book reminds him that what made Chief Obafemi Awolowo to stand out as one of the best administrators that Africa ever had were his zeal for knowledge as he always took time to articulate his  programmes and assembled the best team available to deliver them, his dedication to finding information, particularly on how Nigeria can be best developed, how to improve the quality of lives of his countrymen and how to make himself a better and more informed servant of his people.

“The late Sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo said ‘while other men slept,  he kept working into the deep hours of the night, delving deeper and deeper into knowledge about how to make Nigeria a great  country’. It is noteworthy and commendable that this manuscript is ready a few weeks after the election which could only imply that the author who had also written other books is persistently abreast of the development in his country with strong convictions about how things can be improved,” according to Chief Fasonranti.

“It’s public knowledge that I personally blessed and anointed Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on October 30, 2022 in the presence of notable people from all parts of Yorubaland right in my place in Akure. As a leader, I can only bless, it’s God that disposes. The focus from here on must be the future.

“This book has connected the aborted hopes of the past to the current  renewed hope by defining the ingredients to include challenging  time, patience and experience. With the attributes of good leaders  including compassion and tolerance, I trust the President will deliver on all his promises as advised in this book.

“This is a book all Nigerians should read as the points raised in it are  critical for our contemporary challenges, the future and the country we bequeath to our children.”

Adeleye despite his science background is an accomplished Nigerian business journalist who had worked in some national newspapers including The Comet, The Nation, Nigerian Compass and rose to the level of Business Editor before venturing out in 2011 to start running his own company, World Stage Limited which has interest in media, publishing, business development among others.

He is a trained movie producer and has a music production brand, OELA that specialises in conscience music to inspire humanity, particularly young Africans, on positive virtue and truth. He also has a foundation, SEGFLIA (Segun Adeleye Foundation for Good Leadership in Africa) to champion the course of good leadership in Africa.

He has travelled widely and is the author of other books which include Critics of the Prodigals (1994), Custodians (2006) and So Long Too Long Nigeria (2016).

He is married and blessed with children.

As anticipation builds for the public presentation of Tinubu: The Audacity To Hope, readers worldwide are expected to engage with the book’s reflections on the past, present and the collective responsibility of shaping Nigeria’s destiny for generations to come.


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