Marketing Space @9: Brands, marketing professionals, to receive honours

In celebration of its 9th anniversary, Marketing Space, Nigeria’s foremost brands and advertising-focused magazine, is set to honour exceptional brands, agencies, and practitioners in the Nigerian Marketing Communications industry for their significant contributions to both the industry and consumers.

The anniversary celebration and awards presentation are scheduled from the 11th to the 13th of December 2023, spanning across the recipients’ offices in Lagos.

Notable individuals to be recognized include Mr. John Ehiguese, GCEO of MediaCraft Associates, acknowledged as the Legend of Public Relations; Mr. Udeme Ufot, GCEO of SO&U, recognized as the Legend of Creative Advertising; Mr Tunji Adeyinka, CEO of Connect Marketing, honoured as the Legend of Experiential Marketing, and Mr Emmanuel Ajufo, CEO of Opportunity To See, acclaimed as the Legend of OOH Advertising.

Other honorees include Mr Steve Babaeko, CEO of X3M Marketing Ideas Ltd; Mr Wole Olagundoye, CEO of Outori Ltd; Mrs Brenda Nwagu, CEO of QVT Media Ltd; Mr Philip Odiakose, CEO of P+Measurement, and Mr Abidoun Richard Oshinibosi, CEO of Abelinis Ltd.

Awards will also be presented to outstanding brands, with Flour Mill of Nigeria’s Golden Penny Chocoh Spread named Innovative Brand of the Year, Quality Foods Africa’s Dodo Pizza honoured as Best Pizza Brand of the Year, and StarTimes Nigeria receiving the accolade for Best TV Platform of the Year.

Agencies set to be decorated include MediaReach OMD, SBI Stagwell, Chenist Communications, RedGecko PR, Marketing + Media, and Markova Creative.

Ayobami Lukman Ishau, CEO of Marketing Space, expressed excitement about the journey of the magazine, which began in 2014. He highlighted the magazine’s role in contributing to the Nigerian marketing communication industry and emphasized the importance of recognizing and appreciating those who have made significant contributions despite challenges in the Nigerian economic landscape.

“This celebration is to appreciate and recognize brands, agencies, and individual practitioners who have contributed immensely to our operations and the industry despite several challenges in the Nigerian economic landscape,” said Ishau.

He further shared that the magazine’s goal is to expand recognition to other sectors of the Nigerian economy when they celebrate their tenth anniversary next year, honouring individuals who have contributed to the economy.

Marketing Space magazine, in operation for nine years, has been consistently reporting on and monitoring activities within the marketing communication industry. It has played a crucial role in propagating brands, marketing, and advertising messages to a global audience. Marketing Space is a monthly magazine with an online presence at


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