Afro X Digital Awards - Meet The Panel
If you dont already know what we're about you may want to check out our About page (below at page bottom)!! It's about culture, it's about excellence and extraordinary doings.
The ideation took full form during the pandemic lockdowns and so the nominee selection taken from across the continent for this maiden edition was based off of the heights of this period.
This Awards cut across not just various industries where young African creatives are thriving but also areas in which their attention is invested - Sports, tech, music, fashion and more.
We have some of the brightest high achieving individuals officiating the honors of this first of its kind awards on the panel as our panelists and it is an honor to introduce them to you.
So meet our panelists -
The convener, Talent manager, creative consultant with over a decade's experience and photographer.
Founder of WeTalkSound, and more recently, TheAfroGarage - intersecting tech creative and artistic spaces.
Laverne Lauren Thomas
Consultant on African entertainment and arts to international cultural organizations, New media & brand development strategist operating between the Uk and West Africa.
London based Creative designer with expertise in marketing campaigns, branded content design and digital advertising.
Brand manager - Christian Dior and Dolce Gabbana for East Africa, advertising executive and writer.
Obinna Agwu (Angry Mob)
Talent manager, A&R and Podcaster - The Listening Sessions Podcast
Radio head/ On air personality, Media & Entertainment Entrepreneur with big shows; R&M Mix Show & Rap Kulture, Rapper.
Entertainment consultant to top African & Caribbean Artists, based in Atlanta, United States. She is a talent manager and her company was a SXSW festival showcase partner and has a growing clientele portfolio in rights management.
Sports Journalist & anchor, government (Nigeria) & brand marketing consultant for sports. He has anchored, covered and featured on programming like the World Cup, UCL, EPL and AFCON on Nigeria's biggest media platforms.
PR & Marketing strategist and Independent music publisher and consultant in performance rights organization in South Africa.
Adeniran Abayomi (YomYom)
Digital Marketer, Music Enthusiast and brilliant Twitter Influencer.
Experienced Offline & Online tv/film editor. founder of Gist Group, A south African Post-Production company.
Co-Founder and CCO at Talent X- a creative financing company, experienced screen writer for satellite TV and Film Producer.
A super team of winners giving their energies to co-signing and crowning other winners.
We couldn't get far without the help of our partner-sibling, We-Talk-Sound the music and tech collective, more or less an army of brilliant creatives with whom we shortlisted the nominees.
Voters can vote each category twice for two different nominees and the portal ends voting on February 21st , for the final decision by the panel.
This promises to be a great experience for all of us!