Sopeju adjudged best at Ellae branding designer’s Arise contest
The contest, which has been running online monthly for over two years, has ensured the exposure and award of over 100 graphic designers in the Nigerian space.
The CEO of the agency, Mrs. Noella Ekezie, said: “The purpose of the Designer’s Arise platform is to create a community for Nigerian graphic designers, giving them an avenue to interact and learn from one another, while exposing them to local and international opportunities.”
The live contest, which held in Lekki, Lagos, was attended by 40 top-notch graphic designers from around the country, who had gone through a rigorous shortlisting process.
Sponsored by Wakanow.com, Redbull and GTBank, the designers were assigned a brief by Wakanow.com to execute within a two-hour timeframe. At the end, the judges, comprising Mrs. Noella Ekezie, Mrs. Banke Alawaye and Mr. Fisayo Fosudo, selected three winners.
The first prize winner, Mr. Ifeoluwa Sopeju went home with N100, 000 and a ticket to Dubai, courtesy of Wakanow.com, while the second prize winner, Mr. Michael Smith, received N75, 000 for his efforts, and the contestant that came third, Mr. Emmanuel Oisemaye was awarded N50, 000 for his spectacular designs.
According to the agency’s management, the recently concluded contest served as the forerunner of many more editions to come.
“The Designer’s Arise Contest will be a quarterly event, addressing every aspect of design field and drawing graphic designers from around Africa. Our aim is to project Africa to the world through designs and to provide an enabling platform for creative talents to showcase their work and get discovered by the global design and tech communities,” Mrs. Ekezie said.
The Designers Arise Contest is among the many initiatives Ellae Branding Agency has packaged to empower Nigerian youth in the design and tech field.
Another of such is the Ellae Training Academy, the foremost design, branding and digital training academy in Africa, which facilitates world-class branding, design, digital and technology training programmes for youths and entrepreneurs.
Ellae Branding Agency is a full-service agency based in Lagos, Nigeria. Founded in 2011, the company provides branding and communications services to corporates and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) both locally and internationally.