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A Nigerian and a South African has been is listed alongside 24 other Innovators from various parts of the three continents, who are noted for making an exemplary impact in today’s marketing and communications era.

A Nigerian and a South African Named Among the Top 25 Innovators in Europe, Middle East, Africa by the Holmes Report

Timilehin Bello, the CEO of one of Nigeria’s leading PR and Digital Marketing agencies; Media Panache, and ‘Abey Mokgwatsane’ Managing executive of brand Vodacom (South Africa) have been named among the Top 25 Innovators in Europe, Middle East and Africa by the Holmes Report; a trusted global Platform for Public Relations.

Timilehin and Abey Mokgwatsane is listed alongside 24 other Innovators from various parts of the three continents, who are noted for making an exemplary impact in today’s marketing and communications era; cutting across several facets of the industry, including branding, reputation management, social media strategy, among others.

In a hearty post, the Timilehin Bello took to his social media to relay the news to his thousands of followers, writing; “We did it Nigeria! We did it! Okay, I just want to use this medium to announce that I’ve been listed as one of the Top 25 Innovators in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) by one of the world’s most trusted PR Platforms; the Holmes Report.

Being the only Nigerian on the list is beyond humbling – I am incredibly proud of the exponential growth our PR industry has achieved in recent times! I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported myself and Media Panache from the get-go. This God’s Grace is sufficient for us. ”

The Holmes Report has described Timilehin as an individual to watch in Africa’s PR industry; commending his approach to PR in Nigeria and how he has carved a remarkable niche for his company Media Panache since inception only two years back.

The platform goes on to list out some of his company’s most impressive projects handled, including Davido’s ’30 Billion Gang Concert’ and ‘Inspire Youngsters’; a campaign initiated by the company; to teach young Nigerians how to effectively use social media in the cotemporary world.

Timilehin’s company had made headlines last year; following his win at the Future Awards Africa, in the ‘Best Media Enterprise Category’. The company has gone to work with some of the most reputable names, both in the entertainment and corporate industry, some of which include; Alibaba, Jumia, Bank of Industry, Korede Bello, Adekunle Gold, MTN Foundation, Simplified Corporate Logistics, WhoGoHost and several others.

Abey Mokgwatsane

Before joining Vodacom last year to oversee the brand across South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Abey Mokgwatsane was CEO of Ogilvy & Mather South Africa for five years, where he drove the agency’s digital integration, including acquiring Gloo Digital. Known as a transformative leader, he is already helping to enhance Vodacom’s digital positioning. It’s not the first time Mokgwatsane has been in-house: he was also a brand manager at South African Breweries (SAB) and brand group manager for Miller Genuine Draft, widely credited with the successful launch of the brand into the South African market.



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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