Belinda “Bella” Ajoke Olubunmi Disu, née Adenuga, was born on May 29, 1986, to Globacom Chairman Mike Adenuga and Nigerian businesswoman Emelia Adefolake Marquis.
Belinda serves as CEO of Cobblestone Properties and Estates Limited, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Abumet Nigeria Limited, Executive Vice Chairman of Globacom, and Non-Executive Director of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc.
She attended Corona School in Victoria Island, Lagos, and later continued her secondary studies at Queen’s College. She transferred from Queen’s College to the Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls in 1998, and graduated there in 2000.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations from Northeastern University in Boston and a master’s degree in leadership from the University of Massachusetts in Boston, both in the United States.
Bella belongs to both the Nigerian Institute of Management and the Nigerian Institute of Directors.
She wed venture entrepreneur Jameel Disu in April 2010; the couple has two children.
Bella Disu Foundation, a nonprofit with the mission of assisting underprivileged children by offering education and job skills, was founded and is run by Belinda.
Through the Alliance Française Project at the Mike Adenuga Alliance Française Centre in Ikoyi, Lagos State, she works to promote the French language and culture.
For her efforts to promote a better atmosphere for musical learning, she is recognised on the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) Wall of Fame as a “benefactor” of music.
Bella Disu contributed N1.5 billion to the Federal Government and the Lagos State Government on behalf of the Mike Adenuga Foundation (MAF) to aid Nigeria in its fight against the COVID-19 worldwide coronavirus pandemic.
In December 2019, the French government honoured Bella with the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for her contributions to the preservation of art and culture, particularly for her coordination of the development of the Alliance Francaise Mike Adenuga Centre in Ikoyi, Lagos.