Pitcher Awards 2021 Juries Announced

Countries represented are Algeria, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa


Pitcher Festival of Creativity has released the list of the Pitcher Awards 2021 jury members. Four juries will judge and award entries submitted across the 5 main categories - Channel, Digital, Entertainment, Good and Heritage. Digital and Good will be judged by the same jury. All the sub-regions in Africa - East Africa, West Africa, Central Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa are represented as well as the island nations of Cape Verde in the central Atlantic Ocean and Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. The winners will be announced at the 2021 Pitcher Awards Show to be broadcast on Africa TV networks and streamed at the Pitcher Festival website on 22 May 2021.


Nnamdi Ndu, CEO CHINI Africa, Cannes Lions Festival Representative in Nigeria and organizers of the Pitcher Festival of Creativity says "We're very proud of the team we have put up to judge, award and benchmark African creativity in 2021, all of them working on the African continent. Pitcher Awards is set up not only to promote and showcase Africa's creativity on the world stage, but also the talent and creative leadership that reside in Africa. This selection is one more way we're demonstrating that".


The jury membership has been listed as follows:


Channel Jury

Jury President - Akua Owusu-Nartey, Regional Managing Director, Ogilvy Africa

Tokunboh George-Taylor, Managing Director, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Lagos, Nigeria

Aristide Mabatto, Managing Director, ACMAR Media Group, Douala, Cameroon

Austin Efienamokwu, Founder & CEO Ubiquity Media Holdings, Lagos, Nigeria

Demola Salami, Chief Operating Officer, BrandEye Media, Lagos Nigeria

Graham Deneys, Group Strategy Director, Carat, Cape Town, South Africa

Stephen Onaivi, Managing Director, mediaReachOMD, Accra, Ghana


Heritage Jury

Jury President - Alistair King, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of King James Group Africa

Vincent Montocchio, Managing Director CIRCUS! Mauritius & Chief Creative Officer Publicis Groupe Africa

Max Ngari, Executive Creative Director, Isobar, Nairobi, Kenya

Ranti Atunwa, Executive Creative Director,TBWA\Concept, Lagos, Nigeria

Kayode Olowu, Founder/Creative Director, ONEWILDCARD, Lagos, Nigeria

Muriel Kla, Executive Creative Director, Caractère, Dakar, Senegal

Junior Lisboa, Mindful Owner & Creative Director, Mantra, Praia, Cape Verde


Digital & Good Jury

Jury President - Juliet Ehimuan, Director, Google West Africa

Emmanuel Amakwah, Creative Director, Now Available Africa, Accra, Ghana

Mariam Ayoade, Director Media/Digital, VISA, Sub Saharan Africa

Solomon Osafile, Creative Lead, The RedWolf Company, Lagos, Nigeria

Alemu Emuron, Chief Creative Officer, Betika.com, Nairobi, Kenya

Obinna Chuku, Partner, Creative Director, Bloom Interactive, Accra, Ghana

Karim Yermeche, Chief Executive Officer, Lotus Conseil, Hydra, Algeria


Entertainment Jury

Jury President - Femi Odugbemi, Founder/CEO, Zuri24 Media Lagos and Academy Director Multichoice Talent Factory, West Africa

Bamidele Ariyo, MD/Chief Creative Officer, Adeptus Advertising, Lagos, Nigeria

Bada Akintunde-Johnson, Country Manager, ViacomCBS Networks, Africa

Kyle Cockeran, Creative Director, 3verse, Cape Town, South Africa

Colette Otusheso, Head Accelerate TV, Lagos, Nigeria

Sakia Ambofo, Directeur Général, Agence Efées, Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire

Vino Sookloll, CEO & Executive Creative Director, FCB CREAD, Mauritius


View profile of jury members here.