The Future Awards Africa Prize For Media
Peace Itimi (24)
Peace Itimi is a Digital Marketing Professional, Trainer and budding YouTuber. Thus far, she has personally handled over $200k in advertising budget and worked with brands across different industries and clients from different countries. Some of the brands include Benson Idahosa University, Glo Nigeria, Oando, EiE Nigeria, Baba Ijebu, Conduct Science (USA), Maze Engineers (USA), Total perspectives (UK), etc.
She is one of the only 20 Nigerians to be certified as a Digital Marketing Trainer by the Digital Marketing Institute, Ireland, and also among the first 50 Africans to be a Facebook certified planner. She consults and runs campaigns for cooperate and individual brands via Renédigitalhub.com (a company she co-founded in 2016).
She has been a Google trainer since 2015, a Facebook trainer since 2018 and she also trains for some of the most prestigious digital marketing academies in Nigeria – Orange Academy, Wild Fusion Digital Centre and Haptics NG. So far, Peace has trained well over 6000 people – across different levels and sectors. She has trained Snr Staff of Business Day, 9mobile, C&I leasing and Nedcomoaks. She has trained students at Covenant University, staff of Airtel, Nestle and many more. In 2018, her team was commissioned by British Council to train 150 creatives across 5 locations in Nigeria and Ghana.
Paul Alasiri (27)
Paul Alasiri has over 4 years of experience in media, working in Beat FM, Naija FM, R2 FM and currently with 32 FM, the fastest growing station in the South-West. Paul has dedicated the past years to training people on how to use the media to boost their businesses as a certified Google and Facebook Trainer. He is currently the Media Representative for Bolt in Ibadan and Media Executive at 32 FM 94.9. He has also worked with brands like Trace Naija, Heineken, Legend, Airtel, DSTV, and Guinness to mention a few. He holds the biggest gathering of Social Media users in Ibadan tagged the Ibadan Social Media Festival and is currently in its third edition.
Edirin Edewor (28)
Edirin Edewor is the founder of the Online Publishers and Entrepreneurs Network (OPEN), a community of over 22,000 Authors, Writers and Entrepreneurs, dedicated to helping Africans tell their original stories from their African perspective; showcasing Africa’s literary skills by helping writers become published, as well as profiting from their skills using new media.
To date, she has helped over 1,200 authors get published online and in print, with more than 100 Amazon bestsellers. Since 2017, she has hosted the OPEN Writers Challenge yearly; a 28 Days Writing Challenge aimed at helping writers improve their writing skills and get discovered. Nearly 220 new businesses have emerged from the writing challenge, she delivers corporate trainings on Communication, Social Media and New Media, publishing for organizations like Redrick PR, Keystone Bank, GetUp Youth Africa and more. She has been profiled by Panacea.ng, SheLeadsAfrica and HerNetwork, where she was listed as one of Nigeria’s promising young female entrepreneurs.
In March 2019, she was invited by the Facebook Community Leadership Circles (Facebook CLC) where she is also currently a member, to deliver a training to Community Leaders on Monetizing Facebook Communities. She also partners with Facebook in Nigeria, and Rabbington media to deliver Boost Your Business Trainings to SMEs across Nigeria. She has spoken at Social Media Week Nairobi, Kenya on Building and Monetizing Online Communities and Influence. He delivered a Mentorship Masterclass in Nairobi on Mentorship in the Digital Age.
Samuel Ajiboye (28)
Providing 360-degree advertising solutions for the nations’ integrated marketing communication industry is the reason why Samuel Ajiboye gets out of bed each morning. As the Country Manager at Alpha and Jam, a full-service creative digital business solutions agency, Ajiboye guides teams with competencies in digital content management, gamification, online media buying/planning and creative deployment, web and mobile app development as well as interaction and AR to create viable content based products for global audiences. With a a presence in more 4 african countries, Australia, Singapore and Hongkong while expanding to cover 22 African countries, Canada, Uk and Portugal, Ajiboye’s impact is truly global.
Alpha and Jam’s clientele consists of local and international brands such as Skye Bank, Unity Bank, HP, Reckitt Benckiser, Intel and Windows, RB, LG, Nexus home appliances, INTEL, Hp, Dano Milk, Kelloggs, Skye bank, Daigeo, Coca COLA, Unity bank, among many others. As the CEO, Samuel has been at the forefront as Alpha and Jam has performed beyond industry expectation because many brands it has worked for subsequently reported unprecedented growth in their businesses. It is for this reason that the agency has become a household name in the creative digital business solutions segment of the integrated marketing communication industry. Under his guidance, Apha and Jam has managed to dominate the digital advertising market, building a programmatic DOOH platform called CANDLE worth millions of dollars. CANDLE like UBER allows users access digital advertising screens programmatically. With 15% of the DOOH market, Alpha and Jam is the second largest shareholder in the market with plans to expand to 50% by 2021. Today they are a team of 25 people (15 male and 10 female staff) with 5 tech team members. They currently own and manage Nigeria’s most premium LED Screen (THE MADISON) and 4 other digital led screens across Lagos and Abuja reaching over 30million Nigerians daily.
Tosin Olaseinde (31)
Tosin Olaseinde is the founder of The Money Africa. An edutech financial literacy platform that offers courses to its audience on personal and business finance. It leverages on the use of technology, social media with a subscription-built model giving real time financial literacy to its audience. The impact made in 2018 on the number of people trained are 8,000 beneficiaries and 12,000 in 2019.