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Miss Yewande Salisu, a 400 level students in the Department of Mass Communication has done Redeemer's University proud by emerging the first runner up at the fiercely contested Roger Hatchuel Academy (Nigeria Selection) Award, 2015 held in Lagos.By this feat, she will be representing Nigeria at the next Dubai Lynx International Advertising Festival.
The Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) organised the 2015 Roger Hatchuel Academy Nigeria Competition, in conjunction with Chini Productions.
The Nigerian competition is an annual event by APCON to select the best two students to represent Nigeria at both the Roger Hatchuel International Academy in France and the Lynx International Advertising Festival in Dubai.
The overall winner goes to France while the first runner up will represent Nigeria at the Dubai Lynx Festival.The Roger Hatchuel Academy is a high profile one-week course held during the Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity in France. It is attended by international students who intend to work in the communication industry.
In selecting the very best representatives for Nigeria this year, APCON opened the competition to students in communication and other related programmes in all Nigerian universities, polytechnics and monotechnics in Nigeria.
By this achievement, she has joined the league of Redeemer’s University Mass Communication students who have won outstanding awards for the institution. In 2013, Miss Chisom Ajuruonu, while in 400 level, won the BrandiQ MarCom Prize for the University.
In 2010, the duo of Miss Mayowa Ogundele and Mr Teleola Clement Oyeleke won the Best Student Documentary Prize of the First Nigerian Film and Television Awards (Terracotta 2010) for the university.
As eloquent testimonies to quality education and excellent training being offered by the institution, Ogundele is now a Presenter at Channels Television, Lagos, while Oyeleke, the first and only National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member to be retained by the Yenagoa based Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), is now the Board’s Press Officer.
Many other Redeemer’s University trained Mass Communication graduates are also making waves in the industry with positive attestations from their employers. They include: Bella-Rose Okojie, a presenter at City FM, Kemi Filani, a reputable blogger and Ifeshola Majakodunmi Bamidele, an Associate in the Media Team of Brooks and Blake (Nigeria) Limited, a very outstanding advertising agency that manages global brands such as Guiness, Johnie-Walker Macleans and Horlicks.