Book Trade Interviews

October 29, 2019
Gbadega Adedapo

Gbadega Adedapo

Adedapo Gbadega is currently President of Nigeria Publishers Association. Also, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rasmed Publishers Limited. Following the acquisition of Rasmed in 1996, Adedapo ran the Publishing firm ever since, and has made it a pace setter in the publishing industry of Nigerian Educational Sector.

Since being appointed CEO in 1996, Adedapo has led the transformation of Rasmed Publishers Limited from a traditional print publishing company focused only on English language publishing, to a dynamic print and digital publisher with broad expertise in foreign language publishing and more than $1.5M in digital revenues yearly. The publishing firm now boost of over 200 employees who are dedicated to the success of the publishing firm.

Adedapo.S. Gbadega holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Statistics (B.SC.) from the renowned Ogun State University now known as Olabisi Onabanjo University. He also holds a master's degree in Business Administration (M.B.A) from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University. Adedapo has also attended and completed various management courses within and outside Nigeria.
Interview
October 29, 2019
Gill Moodie

Gill Moodie

Gill Moodie is a commissioning editor at NB Publishers, South Africa's largest trade publisher based in Cape Town. Her top-selling publications span investigative and narrative journalism, business, biography and current affairs. As publisher at the Tafelberg Imprint, in addition to The President's Keepers, she has published Steinheist by Rob Rose, Gang Town by Don Pinnock, Faith & Courage by Thabo Makgoba and others. Gill Moodie additionally has published her own website: Grubstreet.co.za which offers media intelligence on the South African media ' old and new. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in English, Classical Civilisation.
Interview
October 24, 2017
Gbenro Adegbola

Gbenro Adegbola

Gbenro Adegbola, C.E.O of the publishing firm, First Veritas, was born in 1958 to the founder of the famous Methodist Seminary, Sagamu, Reverend E. A. Adeolu Adegbola, and a school teacher mother. One of four children whose careers span academia and electoral justice at the UN, the family unit he spoke about is a clear exponent of the tradition of accomplishment which makes his achievements far more of an expectation than a surprise. With a degree in Dramatic Arts and African Literature in English from the University of Ife, he ventured into the Oyo State Broadcasting Corporation where he remained a dynamic practitioner until a massive laying-off campaign spearheaded by the successor to Governor Bola Ige, the renowned politician whose daughter Adegbola would go on to marry. Interview
October 07, 2017
Bankole Olayebi

Bankole Olayebi

A Bachelors degree in Theatre Arts & Literature from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, South-West Nigeria and a Masters degree in Film Production from Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK, have equipped Bankole Olayebi for the leadership of Bookcraft, a high-profile publishing firm based in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. An Edo State man despite his Yoruba name, Olayebi brings to his publications, the influence of his early experience as arts, culture and lifestyle producer at Edo State Broadcasting Corporation. Interview