Interestingly, just as the saying goes “give honour to whom honour is due”, it is a known fact that there are few outstanding personalities among the Nigerian citizens who have done so well for themselves in their chosen field of endeavours and are still committed to making more impacts in the lives of ordinary citizens. Collin Adeyemi, the Governor, Performing Musician and Employers Association Nigeria (PMAN) in Abuja Chapter is among the few. He has indeed proven his mettle over the years and he deserves the accolade. He was recently seen leading PMAN team at the Rotary Club Investiture for the New President of Rotary Club, Mike Omotosho.
Now, if you are a socialite or active in the social circle you might have encountered him since he has graced most A list events in and outside Abuja and beyond. However despite his self-effacing and amiable lifestyle he has been blessed with an exceptional charisma which draws the attention of people to him whenever he steps into a social gathering. Yes, Collin Adeyemi would sure get noticed he is a gold fish with no hidden place! He is a man of strong character with extraordinary doggedness. Since he took on the mantle of leadership as PMAN Governor FCT Chapter in April 2014, PMAN has drastically restored its glory in terms of social projection. PMAN in Abuja has in no doubt witnessed significant progress with several achievements to show for it.
Ironically, only few people understand that PMAN is not just an ordinary association but a Trade Union with a mandate and strong affiliation with Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity. Little wonder, a man of pedigree such as Amb. Collin Adeyemi won the coveted seat for PMAN Abuja Chapter last year. In less than six months, he transformed the face of PMAN Abuja Chapter, rebuilding and correcting all the errors of the past as well as blocking the loopholes which have long been created within the association as a result of long years of neglect and laxity thereby giving PMAN in Abuja thorough rebranding it deserves.
Collins Adeyemi as a man of integrity has earned the respect of both his equals and the younger generation. At his recent interview on O&M Late Night Show anchored by Obiora Ilo on African Independent Television (AIT) he spoke extensively on his book titled “The Director of Ceremonies” and how his extraordinary passion to impart the younger generation has propelled him to author the book. He said having worked as top anchor and master of ceremonies for major events in and outside Nigeria for over 20 years, It would be a thing of joy and fulfillment for him to share out of his wealth of experience with up and coming ones.
Having cut his teeth as an entrepreneur at tender age, he has successfully traversed the terrains of Event Management, Media Consultancy, PR and branding as well as promoting artistes and running a Modeling and Ushering Services Agency. Ambassador Collin also had a stint in acting. He had featured in a couple of movies in Nollywood, and has been a radio and TV presenter of great repute.
Collins Adeyemi is a self-achiever who believes very much in the philosophy of self-reliance and thus has remained self-employed since graduating from the Performing Arts department of the University of Ilorin in 1989 with key interest in music, dance and drama. He is the MD/CEO of CA Diversified Creation Ltd based in Abuja.