Nigeria Nominees Emerge for Cannes Lions 2020 Roger Hatchuel Student Academy
Three nominees have emerged to represent Nigeria at the prestigious Cannes Lions Roger Hatchuel Student Academy. According to CHINI Africa, Cannes Lions official festival representatives in Nigeria, the 3 nominees are: Chibuike Daniel Eze, final year student of Mass Communication, Babcock University; Edidiong Godwin Eton, final year student of Mass Communication, Pan-Atlantic University; and Michelle Eseoghene Issa , final year student of Mass Communication, Caleb University.
The students came tops in a competition involving over 40 students nominated by their Heads of Departments to join the Pitcher Festival Future Creative Leaders Academy from 13 universities and Polytechnics in Nigeria. The students were asked to produce a 2-minute video to demonstrate their creativity and suitability to join the Cannes Lions Roger Hatchuel Academy.
The entries were judged by Kayode Olowu, Founder and Creative Director ONEWILDCARD; Baruch Apata Lead Copywriter Livespot 360; Ayotunde Ishola, Associate Creative Director DDB Lagos; Susan Aniche, Team Director, IMS Advertising; Bolanle Akintomide
Head of Production, Up In The Sky and Omokehinde Thomas Business Lead, Red Wolf under the observation of the 2020 Academy Dean, Lampe Omoyele, Managing Director Nitro 121, Lagos.
The 3 nominees will now be forwarded to the Cannes Lions international jury including Abraham Abbi Asefaw and Maksimilian Kallhed, Co-Founders of The Pop Up Agency and 3 additional jurors to select the final winner. Read more about the Roger Hatchuel Student Academy here
The Roger Hatchuel Student Academy Prize is the first in the series of 2 major competitions open to participants of the Future Creative Leaders Academy. The next project will see the winner pick up the ticket to an all-expense-paid trip to Dubai Lynx. Also, there will be a prize for the best lecturer of the year and the school or department whose students have performed best in the competition. The FCLA is sponsored by the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria. Every year, the council extends this opportunity to students studying in advertising related courses in accredited departments and schools to participate in the programme.