Nine corporate brands including Chevron, Promasidor, MTN, Firstbank, Airtel, and Dufil were also awarded with the LaPRIGA Award for their extraordinary acts of giving, sharing and loving which has made demonstrable difference in host communities and in the lives of specific persons.
The second edition of the Lagos PR Industry Gala and Awards (LaPRIGA) is themed “celebration of success” with the aim of recognizing excellence in communication professionals, corporate and public organisations in the industry in order to boost professionalism and more investment in the practice.
Ayeni Adekunle was represented at the award ceremony by Moruff Adenekan, General Manager, BHM and Femi Falodun, COO ID Africa – the Digital Agency founded by Ayeni Adekunle.
In a pre-recorded video which was played at the event, Ayeni apologized for not being physically present to personally receive the award and expressed his gratitude to the organizers. He further said “…this award is for everybody that has ever worked at BHM, I take all the credit all the time for what we are doing but from our first staff ever to all the interns that have joined us today, the entire management team and everyone that has worked, are currently working and that will work here in future, it is because of you that we’re able to say- we’re building a company that will surely go global…”
Ayeni Adekunle is a graduate of Microbiology from the University of Ibadan. Before founding BHM, Ayeni was a journalist Encomium, The Punch, Thisday, and The Africa Report.
Ayeni has been invited to speak at numerous conferences and workshops around the world where he teaches on new media, entrepreneurship,youth culture, public relations, and entertainment.
He is also founder of Nigeria’s premiere entertainment newspaper -Nigerian Entertainment Today NETng, as well as the umbrella entertainment conference for Nigeria’s creative sector – Nigerian Entertainment Conference.
Ayeni is a member of Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and Chartered Institute of Public Relations UK (CIPR).