In celebration of World PR Day, GLG Communications in Partnership with The Guardian has released the PR Power List, a first-of-its-kind celebration to honor outstanding PR professionals in Nigeria.
Speaking on creating the first ever PR Power List, Omawumi Ogbe, Managing Partner at GLG Communications noted that the list exclusively covers PR and communications professionals that have influenced stories shaping minds and narratives in Nigeria and Africa at large. “We thought it was essential to create an initiative that recognizes PR professionals because we are usually behind the scenes making magic happen for our clients and so often forget ourselves. The PR Power List gives us a platform to celebrate these superstars who do so much to help individuals and organizations create transformation in business and society”.
Meet some of the incredible Nigerian women featured on the list:
Amaka Onyemelukwe: Amaka is a public policy expert with proven expertise in gaining efficiencies, growing company profitability and mitigating extreme operating environments. Currently the Director of Public Affairs and Communication at The Coca-Cola Company, she has a track record of building relations with governments and public bodies; developing and executing regulatory strategies; and creating and deploying internal and external communications, among others.
Bola Balogun: Bola Balogun is one of the pioneers of lifestyle and beauty PR consultancy in Nigeria. She created and produced several popular lifestyle and fashion shows, some of which aired on Mnet. In 2012, she founded Glam Brand Agency to help position brands, personalities and their products for exponential growth with effective brand strategy and public relations services. The agency has executed projects for Yves Saint Laurent, Lancôme Paris, and Maybelline New York, among others.
Bridget Oyefeso Odusami: With over two decades of global experience in brand strategy, sponsorships, digital marketing, data analytics and other areas of communication, Bridget is a marketing and branding professional par excellence. Before joining Stanbic IBTC Holdings, where she’s currently the Head of Marketing and Communications, she was head of Sponsorship and Events at FirstBank Nigeria Plc. In addition, she had previously worked in aviation with British Airways and Aero Airlines.
Cherry Eromosele: Cherry Eromosele is one of Nigeria’s most decorated communications professionals. In 2021, she was listed in the Global Top 100 B2B Marketing Leaders in Technology by HotTopics, a global business leadership community. She was also recognised by the Women in Marketing Communications Conference, WIMCA, as ‘Outstanding Female Marketing Professional for the Year’ in 2020, among several other awards.
Elizabeth Osho: In 2017, Elizabeth Osho was listed among Nigeria’s 100 most inspiring women. A detailed strategist, communications expert, and serial entrepreneur, She is the CEO and founder of So.Me Solutions, a full-service Communications agency servicing SMEs, Fortune 500 clients and Government agencies, including MasterCard Foundation, South African Tourism, Unilever, FilmOne, Moet And Chandon, Sterling Bank, SweetKiwi and more.
Nkiru Olumide Ojo: The Kingston University of London Graduate has over 20 years of corporate reputation building and management experience. She has received numerous recognitions, including Business Day’s “50 Inspiring Nigerian Women” in 2022 and The Best Corporate Brand Manager Award at the 2017 Brands & Marketing Awards. In 2008 and 2017, she was recognised as one of the Leading Women in Marketing and Communications by Marketing World West Africa. She is the founder of The Lighthouse Network, a social development initiative empowering women in career and entrepreneurship.
Patricia Obozuwa: A member of the Forbes Council, Patricia Obozuwa has 20+ years of experience in leading communications and building teams at some of the world’s leading multinationals. The University of Oxford graduate is a board member of the Lagos State Industry Advisory Board for the Yaba ICT Hub/ Cluster Project. Popularly called the Amazon of Africa’s corporate world, she established the GE Lagos Garage in 2016, a hub for advanced manufacturing skills development that has produced over 2400 graduates in Nigeria.
Rafiat Gawat: Rafiat Gawat has a proven record of working in multiple industries, from financial services to agribusiness and consumer goods. At TGI Group, she handles public affairs/government relations, internal communication, PR and media relations, and external communication development. She is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, a Certified Associate, Institute of Strategic Management Nigeria, and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.
Folashade Adebayo: With over 14 years of journalism experience and several prestigious awards, Folashade Adebayo is the current communications officer at UNICEF Nigeria. The Chevening Scholarship Alumna and University of Aberdeen graduate works in the Maiduguri Field Office of UNICEF. She manages donor visibility, media partnerships, and strategic communications for the foundation’s humanitarian interventions across North-East Nigeria.