For the first time in Nigeria, a workshop exists where the leading minds in media pass on their knowledge to the next generation at no charge. Our tutors are professionals and entrepreneurs operating at the top of the media industry.
Writer and Head of Business, Devon Troy Copper
Chidi Okereke is a writer and Head of Business at Devon Troy Copper, a Digital Media, Marketing and Communications Agency in Lagos. He is a fellow of the Cornell Alliance for Science Global Leadership program, and a Future Awards Africa Prize for New Media nominee. He has been listed as one of the most influential Nigerians on Social Media, and uses his platforms to educate, entertain, inform and advocate.
Marketing Manager, SportyBet/Creative Director, Chow Media
Bolanle Popoola is Marketing Manager at Sporty Group (sportybet.com), responsible for Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Zambia where she oversees a team of community managers and creatives across core functions of the brands’ markets. Her role straddles management of operations for the brand’s digital success and process engineering in coalition with customer management units, design teams and external stakeholders.
Group Head, Media planning & Implementation, SBI Media
A tested media strategist, with broad business expertise and advanced specialist skills in media connection insights, Alison has had a great working experience in the marketing communications industry, helping several global brands connect with the Nigerian and African audiences. Some of these brands include Guinness and the Diageo portfolio, TECNO, Infinix, itel, Turkish Airlines, 9mobile, and De-United brands.
Managing Consultant, OMP Consult Limited
He has about three decades of corporate professional experience in public and private economy sectors. His experience in the corporate boardroom spans over a decade. A versatile human resource practitioner, professional personnel psychologist, fellow of strategic management, registered advertising practitioner, journalist (one-time Assistant Secretary, Oyo State NUJ), and a life & love Coach. He was the Group HR Director for Troyka holdings until 2016. He presently sits on the ISMN Board of Fellows, Board of Cradlelove Schools International, and is an Executive Member of CIPM Ikeja.
Group Head, Strategy & Data, SBI Media
Samuel is a multi-disciplinary marketing communications strategist with core competences in digital marketing and data driven media innovation and concepts. With a mass communication background, he holds a masters’ degree in Diplomacy and Strategic studies from the University of Lagos. Samuel has worked on brands in the FMCG, automobile, financial services, SaaS, consumer tech, telecoms and other major sectors of the Nigeran and global economy.
Al-hassan Yusuf Junior
A marketing and media professional with vast knowledge in marketing & advertising, data & analytics, customer value management and business strategy development, he was previously the VP, Marketing & Analytics at uLesson where he led the company’s go-to market plan and product launch. Prior to that, he was Marketing Manager, Grow with Google, Sub-Saharan Africa. A team responsible for providing digital skills to millions of youths across the continent.
CEO, Digital Republic
Tele Aina is a digital entrepreneur and she runs an operations and project management business, Digital Republic. She has experience working in consulting and with cross-border project teams. She’s passionate about making an impact in society and creation solutions for the future. Her company has recently launched 2 products to support the Nigerian ecosystem WazikiLife.com (a platform to help people get quick access to simple health support) and Bowjow Learning (a basic education resource for kids from Nursery to Primary School).
Partner, Perchstone & Graeys
Tolu heads the Energy Practice Group at Perchstone & Graeys. He has more than a decade’s experience in the energy sector, having handled and advised on complex transactions and commercial arbitrations in the oil and gas sector. An author and regular speaker at local and international conferences, Tolu has delivered papers at International Chambers of Commerce (ICC YAF) Conference, London (2012), the Global Oil & Gas Professional Forum, Netherlands (2013).
West Africa Marketing Manager, itel Mobile
A certified marketing and a brand perception professional, Oke has consulted for more than 16 brands on brand reputation management.
He is an astute strategist, a prolific writer, a climate change and safer environmental advocate, and the Co-convener of Youth in Government, Nigeria. He was the Lagos State New Media co-ordinator for the 2019 PDP Presidential Campaign and was also a part of the Lagos team that championed the #NotTooYoungToRun bill that has now been signed by the president.
Managing Director/CEO, MediaCrush Limited
An astute strategy, planning and finance mind with over 15 years experience in advertising & media management, accounting, corporate finance, business management, audit, taxation and consulting.
A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and also a Member of many other professional bodies, he has been involved in business re-engineering processes at the highest levels.
Kayode is an entrepreneur with investments in media, real estate, and oil and gas. He has been successfully growing MediaCrush, a leading out of home advertising company, for over 10 years. He is widely traveled and happily married with two boys and a girl.