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Ayeni, Okosi named fellows of marketing institute

CEO of Black House Media (BHM), Ayeni Adekunle, alongside the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa), Alex…

CEO of Black House Media (BHM), Ayeni Adekunle, alongside the Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Viacom International Media Networks Africa (VIMN Africa), Alex Okosi, have been inducted as fellow and honorary fellow of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN) respectively.

They were honoured at a special investiture ceremony held in Lagos recently.

Okosi, who is a Nigeria-born, US-educated media executive, had transformed the media, entertainment and music industry in Africa after launching Viacom’s MTV Base 15 years ago and also spearheaded the launch of other localized Viacom brands in Africa including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central and BET Africa.

On his part, Ayeni is a public relations and marketing expert and founder of BHM Group — a flourishing group of disruptive companies that harnessed the disruptive power of new technology to birth innovative interventions in PR and marketing.

Speaking about Okosi at the investiture, the President and Chairman of Council, NIMN, Tony Agenmonmen said: “Every year, we recognize a select number of people who have made significant contributions to the development of the marketing profession in their personal capacity or through the headship of their organizations.

“Alex Okosi has been a tremendous professional in all his years in the marketing industry and he is without doubt, very deserving of this honorary fellowship.”

Receiving the award, Okosi expressed his appreciation to the council for considering him worthy of the fellowship.

“The Nigerian marketing industry is constantly evolving and is instrumental in ensuring we share the best of our culture, potential and excellence with the world. I value and am deeply grateful for the honour,” he added.

While conferring the award on Ayeni, the NIMN president described him as “an outstanding marketing practitioner whose hard work has supported and grown our industry’s professionalism.

“Our Hall of Fame celebrates those who have worked on behalf of the industry and their leadership inside and outside of it and Ayeni Adekunle is without doubt highly deserving of this recognition.”

In his remarks, Ayeni said: “This is a great honour, not just for me but everyone at BHM Group. I decided on PR because I saw a gap and an opportunity to make an impact and unlock value and that is exactly what we have done and continue to do at BHM. I am deeply appreciative of this recognition and want to express my appreciation to the council.”

Daily Trust reports that the NIMN is the leading body for marketing professionals, sales and marketing directors, customer service managers, relationship directors as well as other diverse marketing and communication professionals across the country.

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