Okay, that’s reckless hyperbolism. My grand arrival in that famed continental magazine was anything but sudden. That story took me all of three weeks, plus a couple of extra sleepless nights—factoring in interviews, research, transcriptions, rewrites, edits, and reverts. But one day, just as I languished in one of those Lagos traffic jams on Alfred Rewane Road, Ikoyi, I saw Ayeni Adekunle and Steve Babaeko on the cover of Forbes Africa and I was like, Wait, that’s my story.
For three weeks, Tope Jemerigbe had waited with nerves on fire for this phone call. Now that she was on it, she knew there was only one answer she could accept from the man on the other end of the line. That man, Tarek Abdelnabi, must make up his mind today or Tope and her people would be out of time. Tope didn’t like to be out of time.
Being that this is a season of political appointments, some of us continue to pray someone somewhere puts forward our name for something in someone’s cabinet. I, for example, will take any appointment haha. Fingers crossed, ladies and gentlemen. Now, if you find yourself in charge of digital media for any governor or politician, come learn from Tunde Muraina. For eight years, he did this job for Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the immediate past governor of Oyo State and Tunde’s got nuggets to share. You’ll be surprised at some of the demands:
If you asked me, I’d have said computer animation is easier to execute than stop motion animation. You know, if you’d asked me who put the most work into their product between Pixar vs Aardman, I’d have said Aardman. But Yetunde Ogundipe makes a case for stop-motion animation, especially for brands with humble budgets. She even argues that now may be the best time to look at stop motion animation for commercials–not just because it’s cheaper but because it’s different:
To tantalise, according to Google, is to tease. To torment. Now, why would anyone want to associate their restaurant to that punishing feeling?
The truth of the matter is, nobody knows. Yet, at every forum where people rack their brains about how to sanitise the industry, as more and more ad agencies spring up in backpacks across Nigeria, people keep bringing up the idea of mergers and acquisitions.