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Jury members elected for Cannes festival

21 February 2014, 11:03Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - Organisers of the Young Lions Competition in Nigeria and representatives of Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, CHINI Productions, have released the list of jury members for the 2014 competitions.

The national jury president is Nn’emeka Maduegbuna while Chairman is Chief Executive Officer of C&F, Porter Novelli. Other members of the team are Muyiwa Akintunde, CEO, Lead Consultant Leap Communications, Chuddy Oduenyi Managing Director of Compact Communications, Yomi Badejo-Okusanya Managing Director CMC Connect and Mike Obiajulu Meze, CEO of Winning Concepts.

This year, Nigeria is expected to present teams in six categories of the competition, namely: Cyber, Design, Film, Media, PR and Print.

The 2014 president of the creative jury is Chima Okenimkpe, Creative Director of Insight Communications. Other members are Tunde Sule, Creative Director DDB Lagos,  Sule Momoh, Creative Director 141 Worldwide, Oje Ojeaga, Head of Creative X3M, Ranti Atunwa, Creative Director TBWA, Adereti Tiny, Creative Director Yellow Brick Road and Abolaji Alausa, Creative Director of Noah’s Ark Communications.

The Media Jury will be led by Jayne Okoronkwo, Executive Director Media Integra as president while members of the team will include Dozie Okafor, Head Planning and Strategy PHD Nigeria, Oge Maduagwu, Deputy Manager, Media Strategy & Planning mediaReach OMD (who are both past winners of the competition), Etim Ekanem Senior Media Planner Globacom and Ezinne Mbonu, Executive Director Capital Media.

The organizers said they had placed more emphasis on creative ability for winning the competition and have therefore set up a second creative panel to act as faculty and jury for the Roger Hatchuel Academy Nigeria programme.

Uzo Okoye, Managing Creative Director Etu Odi Communications heads the panel.

The aim of the local competition is to provide a transparent and credible system for selecting teams that will fly the flag for Nigeria in Cannes during the international competition.

The national programme includes a full-day of training by senior advertising professionals and various tests to select Nigeria’s student delegate to the Roger Hatchuel Academy in Cannes.

Winners of the various competitions will be presented to industry professionals and the general public at a special awards dinner on March 22 by the jury presidents.

– CAJ News

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