Top Winners Emerge at 2022 Future Creative Leaders Academy

University of Ibadan Wins Best School for the Second Consecutive Year


Photos of the participants of the 2022 Future Creative Leaders Academy
FCLA Class of 2022

The Future Creative Leaders Academy programme of 2022 ended on Saturday 21 May 2022 following the live presentation by the 5 finalists. The gold medal was won by Ireayooluwanitemi Olota, a student of Information Science and Media Studies at the Pan Atlantic University.


The silver medal was won by Tolulope Ayomide Oyeshile, studying Communication and Language Arts at the University of Ibada.. There was a tie between Aduragbemi Victoria Ifekoya of the Mass Communication department, University of Ilorin and Nneka Lorretta Nwankwo of the Mass Communication department, University of Nigeria, Nsukka for the third position.


Dr. Chike Mgbeadichie, a lecturer at the Pan Atlantic University was awarded FCLA Lecturer of Year for his role of supervisory responsibilities to the overall winning student.

University of Ibadan for the second consecutive year won the FCLA Best School of the Year. The FCLA Best School of the Year cup is given to the institutional participants whose delegates have garnered the highest combined scores in the competition. The results were announced at the event by the 2022 Future Creative Leaders Academy Dean, Nnenna Onyewuchi,


The Future Creative Leaders Academy is the student arm of the Pitcher Festival of Creativity and together with the Young Professionals Academy completes the youth section of the festival. The Future Creative Leaders Academy provides an intensive professional immersion programme for university students who intend to practice advertising after graduation. It has also been a pathway for students to participate in Cannes Lions Roger Hatchuel Students Academy in France and the Google Campus programme in California, USA.


This year, the winner of that opportunity is Oyinkansola Epidi, a student of Communication and Media Studies at the department of Ajayi Crowther University who came first in a video contest after a very thorough judging process by the FCLA jury for the shortlist and the Cannes Lions international jury for the final nomination. She is scheduled to attend the Cannes Lions Festival this June to participate in the Roger Hatcjuel Student Academy programme with the cost of the trip being covered by CHINI Africa.