Judges

THE DAME JUDGES

Agbeke Ogunsanwo
Former Editor, Headlines, she retired as Director General, Ministry of Information, Lagos State.

Ben Lawrence
Veteran Journalist, he keeps a weekly column, Globally Frank. He is a former Managing Editor, Daily Times, and Editor of 3 titles, Evening Times, The Mail and Newbreed. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Guild of Editors.

Bisi Olawunmi
Senior Lecturer, Dept of Mass Communication, Bowen University, Iwo, he was formerly on the staff of the News Agency of Nigeria where he served as their Washington correspondent. He later joined Voice of Nigeria. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Guild of Editors.

Bunmi Sofola
Nigeria's longest running columnist, she keeps two weekly columns in Vanguard, 'Yours Sincerely' and 'Dear Bunmi', she is the knowledgeable columnist who discusses issues many would only whisper behind closed doors.

Efiom Asuquo
A former broadcaster and chartered insurance practitioner, she is also a book editor. She holds degrees in English and Public Administration.

Emiko Aruofor
CEO Pulsar Advertising. Member of APCON and AAAN, he brings to bear three decades of experience in marketing communications. An alumnus of the Lagos Business School and Ghana Institute of Journalism.

Feyi Smith
He is currently Executive Secretary of the Newspaper Proprietors Association f Nigeria, having served as a former Editor, Sunday Champion and City Editor, The Punch.

Gbemi Sagay
Advertising practitioner, printer, and artist, he is CEO of a medium-sized advertising agency, The Shops.

Jimi Disu
Marketer, journalist, television commentator, he has worked at leading Nigerian titles as business correspondent, marketer. He is managing partner of Jimi Disu and Associates, a firm of reputation managers.

Joseph Afolabi
Artist, Creative consultant, he trained at Yaba College of Technology and cut his teeth at Ogilvy Benson and Mather Advertising, before joining Hunters Publicity as a partner, from where he established Extrabold Consult.

Kenny Adamson
A graduate of Fine Art, he was for many years a celebrated newspaper cartoonist. He is a well respected sculptor and painter whose works adorn many homes and public places.

Muda Ganiyu
Author, he was formerly Editor of the Nigerian Tribune and later Head of Department of Mass Communication, Lagos State Polytechnic.

Muyiwa Adetiba
Former publisher of Prime People, Vintage People, Crown Prince and City Mail, he ran well regarded interviews on the pages of The Punch in the 70s.

Nosa Owens Ibie
Professor of Mass Communications, Caleb University, Ikota-Ikorodu, he has worked with the World Health Organisation and the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research.

Tam Fiofori
Photographer, filmmaker, critic and Author, he has held many successful photography exhibitions.

Taiwo Obileye
Actor, Producer, Broadcaster and linguist, he retired from the Nigerian Television Authority as an Assistant Director.

Tinu Odugbemi
Former chair of the Lagos chapter of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists, she runs an NGO, Head high International, which caters to the needs of widows and orphans. She holds degrees in Mass Communication, Industrial Relations and Education.

Tunde Thompson
Author and Columnist, he was a sub editor at the Daily Times, Diplomatic correspondent, The Guardian.

Victor Agunbiade
Photographer, he retired from the Nigerian Television Authority as a cinematographer and now runs his own studio in Lagos.

Wale Sokunbi
Newspaper columnist, former editor of Media Review, she holds degrees in English and Mass Communication.

Lola Akande
Author, former journalist, lectures at the University of Lagos.

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