Kayode Olowu, the founder and creative director of Onewildcard joins this year’s Lagos Advertising and Ideas Festival (LAIF) awards jury. The LAIF Awards is one of Nigeria’s highest accolades for excellence in advertising, celebrating the very best in the industry and is scheduled to hold on the 14th, December 2019.
According to the Chairman of the LAIF Management Board and AAAN Vice President, Steve Babaeko, the selection of jurors will create a fair and balanced atmosphere for judging the LAIF entries. The selection is also a testament to the jurors’ accomplishments in the creative and advertising field and Kayode’s selection as a member of the prestigious LAIF Awards jury especially is a recognition of his accomplishments as a leading force in the creative industry.
Kayode Olowu, in a statement, said: “LAIF awards is a major event for advertising practitioners in Nigeria and being a Juror at this year’s edition is a privilege. It is a recognition of our people, our works and our story and I look forward to seeing the cool entries we have for this year.”
The 2019 LAIF Awards, the 13th edition, has the theme: “Tori Tori, Story of LAIF”. Among the categories of submissions to be judged are film, press, digital/mobile, radio and outdoor categories. Kayode, along with his fellow jurors, will select the best of works produced within the Nigerian creative industry in the last 12 months.
Other jurors are Gbemi Sagay, a renowned illustrator and advertising practitioner and the chief juror for the awards, Stanley Lumax (New York-based Communication Expert), Toni Kan Onwordi (author, editor and Public Relations Specialist), Irene Donati (Head of Marketing and Brand Strategy, Lionheart Group), Ekenena Ezaga (Creative Director of SO&U), Yaa Boateng (Creative Director, Ogilvy Ghana), Dave Chukwuji (Creative Director, DKK Nigeria) and Sunny Mohammed (Creative Director at DDB Lagos).
The event is expected to attract marketing and media practitioners, business leaders and policymakers who will deliberate on key challenges in the marketing and communications industry while celebrating the industry’s best of creativity, innovation, and promotion of excellence in brand development strategies.