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Nigeria Nominees Emerge for Cannes Lions 2020 Roger Hatchuel Student Academy

Updated: Sep 20, 2020

The names of the 3 nominees to represent Nigeria at the prestigious Cannes Lions Roger Hatchuel Student Academy have been released by 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

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.

Story Update, 3 April 2020

40 Students from 35 Nationalities Selected to Attend the Next Roger Hatchuel Academy

Amidst all the negative stories coming to us at this time, there's a glimmer of hope as a final year student of Babcock University, Chibuike Eze, emerged overall winner of the 2020 Roger Hatchuel Academy competition organized by CHINI Africa as part of the Future Creative Leaders Academy supported by the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON). Chibuike will join 39 other students from various countries around the world at the academy. The Roger Hatchuel Student Academy is delivered by Cannes Lions in partnership with Google Creative Campus for the third year running and is a six-day programme for students looking to launch their careers and pursue creative paths into advertising. However, with the cancellation of the 2020 Cannes Lions Festival, new directives are expected from the Festival on when and how the academy will hold.  

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