Marketing Team

PARIS PETGRAVE

Paris Petgrave is the Founder and CEO of ‘We Love Work’, a disruptive hiring app that assesses organisational culture and predicts job applicants that are the best fit. Paris is also the founding partner of ‘Rare Seed Capital’, an angel led investment fund that invests in high growth tech start-ups with diverse teams. 

Paris has worked with a number of large multinational organisations including Barclays, PWC, Virgin, Deloitte, Walmart and the NHS.

Peter Ogbu Okwoche

Senior Broadcast Journalist , BBC World News London

Peter Ogbu Okwoche is a broadcaster and has been in the broadcasting industry for 25 years, with over 14years of them spent at BBC.

He joined one of Nigeria's leading publications, Hints Magazine in February 1996. And in 2002, he resumed active broadcasting at Rhythm 93.7 FM.

While at Rhythm, he presented numerous programmes including the breakfast show, Morning Drive. In 2004, Peter's talents were snapped up by the world's leading broadcasting organisation the British Broadcasting Corporation.

Professor Duro Oni, Cultural guru and distinguished scholar

Professor Duro Oni is a cultural guru and distinguished scholar. 

Samson Igoche Attah Samson Igoche Attah

Samson Igoche Attah is a co-founder at Aiivon Innoation Hub, Abuja. 

Sandra Itu

SANDRA ITU is the CEO of Leyi Ush, a fashion brand that offers emerging and established designers space in its studio to showcase their merchandise and grow their brands. She is a certified Fashion Stylist from the School of Style, California and University of the Arts, London.

In 2016, she was nominated for the Future Awards Africa Prize for Fashion and in 2017, chosen as one of the 50 "Future Leaders: Young People to Watch" in Cross River.

 

Seun Onigbinde

Seun Onigbinde

Co-Founder, BudgIT

Oluseun Onigbinde, a graduate of Engineering from the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, co-founded Nigeria’s civic tech organization, BudgIT in 2011. After his graduation, he worked in Nigeria’s financial sector. Oluseun has worked on several projects funded by MacArthur Foundation, DFID amongst others. He is a recipient of the Ashoka Fellowship, Future Africa Awards, Quartz Africa 30 Innovators Award, Aspen New Voices Fellowship and also sits on the ONE Africa Policy Advisory Board. 

Shade A’ Akinpeloye

Brand Strategist , Platform Branding Company

Shade has an MSc in Strategic Brand Management from the University of Hull. She has 6 years’ experience in social media management, sales and brand management. Shade has built a few of her own businesses and helped others such as NACK Apparel where she worked as the Brand Strategist and Digital Marketing Manager.

Currently a Brand Strategist at Platform Branding Company, she has managed and executed the successful 2017 re-brand of Sigma Pensions Limited and the Aiteo Cup 2017. 

Steve Whitford

Steve Whitford

Since 1984 Steve has recorded Sound in the film/tv industry across a whole range of program output for international broadcasters and a host of independent TV companies. 

In 2003, Steve won a Royal Television Society Award: Entertainment Non-Drama Production  Award: Sound Team – “Fighting the War” (2004) BBC2 documentary series, where he was embedded with the Black Watch (7th Armoured) during the invasion of Iraq.

Sunday Nwabugwu

Sunday Nwabugwu

Head Facilities Operations , British Council

Sunday Nwabugwu is the Head Facilities Operations, British Council Nigeria. A Facilities Management Professional with a keen interest in the efficient management of non-core services, corporate cost reduction and a sound knowledge of Property/Building management, Valuation, Safety Compliance, Contract management and Outsourcing.

He is also a Green/Health & Safety Champion. With his team, he initiated waste recycling initiative in the British Council.

Taiwo Aiyedogbon - Performance Artist at Bloc Party Lagos 2018

Nigeria Taiwo Aiyedogbon

Taiwo Aiyedogbon engages the use of space and time through a mirage means of interpretation in drawing, painting, sculpture, installation and performance art. With performances such as African time restaurant, Ipele and many other collaborative works with artists such as Odun Orimolade, Jelili Atiku, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Raphael Etongo amongst others, Taiwo has carved a unique subject niche for herself which distinguishes her works from other performance and contemporary artists of this age.