A few hours to the 10th edition of Lagos Advertising & Ideas Festival (LAIF) Awards and creatives in the industry are all gearing up for the big night.
In preparation for the event, we take a look at the ad men behind the process that determines the winners and who gets to go home with what during this year’s edition.
Here are the eleven 2015 LAIF Awards jurors:
Olatunde is Deputy Creative Director at Rosabel Advertising Ltd.
A graduate of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Tunde is a multi-award winning Art Director with over 12 years experience in the advertising industry.
He is Deputy Creative Director of Insight Communications, where he has worked since 2003.
A cartoonist, blogger and an art director, Gbenga is a graduate of Psychology from the University of Ibadan.
Akorede is a creative at Fuel Communications.
He is a copywriter and poet. The University of Lagos graduate has worked with agencies such as Noah’s Ark, Hot Sauce, LTC/JWT.
After concluding studies at Miami Ad School in 2013, he worked with Draft FCB, JWT and 360i in New York for about 3 years.
Kade Nduka is currently the Creative Director at Nigeria’s pioneer advertising agency, Lowe Lintas. Before then, he served for 4 years as Associate Creative Director at SO&U Saatchi & Saatchi.
Uzoma is the CEO of Etu Odi Design, a next generation creative agency, combining insightful brand strategy, creative communication and engaging brand experience.
The award-winning designer graduated from Birmingham University and also worked as Creative Director at FKG2 (Azzagai) between 2006 and 2008.
Ndukwe Onuoha is currently the Head of Creative (Copy) at 7even Interactive.
He started out as a copywriter at SO&U Saatchi & Saatchi between 2007 and 2008. With several years experience in the advertising industry and having worked with agencies like 141 Worldwide, SO&U, Noah’s Ark, Centre Spread FCB, Yellow Brick Road, Nduka understands the art of telling brand stories with human truths.
Ndukwe is a poet and spoken word performer. He also has a passion for his native Abia State and political campaign strategy.
He holds a B.A in History and International Relations from Abia State University.
Alexander started his career in 2008 as a copywriter at ZK Advertising, before moving on to JWT in 2011 where he spent 9 months as a senior copywriter, and later served as Group Head, Copy until 2013.
Currently, Alexander is Creative Director at Yellow Brick Road Advertising, where he has been since April 2013.
He has won several awards including Outstanding Radio category at the 2014 LAIF Awards.
He is a 2002 graduate of Political Science and Government from Michigan State University.
Akintunde Bada is currently Creative Director, Globacom at one of Nigeria’s leading creative agencies, SO&U.
He is well grounded advertising executive, with experience in strategy, art direction, digital marketing, brand management , copywriting and design.
Colin Charles is Communications Director at Peter Charles Ltd., a communications outfit based in London, UK.
Beyond marketing communications, Colin also has a wealth of experience in global brand management, social marketing and internal communications and has worked in several roles, serving as Creative Director (Lowe Lintas, 1997 – 2006; Icon Comms, Ghana 2006 -2009; Colin Charles, 2009 -2012), Executive Creative Director (Publicis West Africa, 2012-2014) and at Management and Board levels.
Colin’s ultimate passion is to ‘uberize’ all aspects of modern enterprise.
Clement is the Regional ECD for the DDB Casers Group in West and Central Africa covering Franco and Anglo countries, Nigeria, Bénin, Cameroon, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Brazzaville, Liberia, Guinée Bissau, Guinée Konakri.
Clement Vigne was Art Director at Publicis Group LOEB & Conseil from 1999-2004, later serving as Creative Director at Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, Casablanca (2004-2006), ZK Advertising, Johannesburg (2006 – 2010) and Revolution Brand Activists, South Africa (2010-2011).
Clement also worked in Nigeria as Associate Creative Director, TBWAConcept from between 2013 and 2014.
Orighomisan is a photographer, art & design director, who enjoys visual storytelling and believes in the power of perception.
He studied arts in Lagos and London School of Photography. His works have been featured in international publications and media.