Top Nigerian Creatives appointed to ADC Awards Global Jury

By Anietie Udoh
The One Club for Creativity has unveiled its esteemed global jury for the upcoming ADC 103rd Annual Awards, spotlighting 13 influential creatives from the Middle East and Africa. Among them, nine hail from the African continent, with Nigeria proudly contributing two exceptional talents. This prestigious competition serves as a platform to honor excellence in design and advertising innovation across various domains.
Nigeria boasts representation through:
1. JnGospel Ebere: Founder of Syscroft in Enugu, bringing expertise in Artificial Intelligence.
2. Sinmisola Hughes-Obisesan: Executive Creative Director at Publicis Nigeria in Lagos, specializing in Fusion.
Other notable jury members include:
South Africa:
– Juliet Kavishe, VP at ICoD, Johannesburg (Discipline: Architecture/Interior/Environmental Design).
– Nomonde Mtetwa, Freelance Designer at BCKRDS, Johannesburg (Discipline: Artificial Intelligence).
– Jacquie Mullany, Executive Creative Director at FCB Africa, Cape Town (Discipline: Gaming).
– Muhammed Hadi, Founder and Type Designer at HadiType Foundry, Cairo (Discipline: Typography).
– Yaa Boateng, Managing Director and Chief Creative Officer at The Storytellers, Accra (Discipline: Fusion).
– Jaspal Singh, Architect at Sketch Studio, Nairobi (Discipline: Architecture/Interior/Environmental Design).
– Reine Abbas, CEO and Founder of SPICA Tech Academy, Beirut (Discipline: Gaming).
United Arab Emirates:
– Sandro Gelashvili, Head of Creative Works at Google, Dubai (Discipline: Gaming).
– Camila Venegas Gomez, Associate Creative Director at M&C Saatchi UAE, Dubai (Discipline: Advertising).
– Katherine Ho, Creative Lead at Brand New Galaxy, Dubai (Discipline: Interactive).
– Gianmauro Vella, VP and Head of Design at PepsiCo Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa, PepsiCo, Dubai (Discipline: Brand-Side/In-House).
The judging process is set to conclude in April 2024, with finalists slated for announcement in May. The ADC 103rd Annual Awards ceremony, a highlight of Creative Week 2024 in New York from May 13 to 17, will unveil Gold, Silver, and Bronze Cube winners.
Interested participants can submit entries now, with fees escalating after each deadline period. The regular deadline is January 26, 2024, followed by an extended deadline on February 16, 2024, and a final deadline on March 1, 2024. As the anticipation builds, the global creative community eagerly awaits the recognition of groundbreaking talent and innovation in design and advertising.


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