Slaps, Kisses and Chaos! It’s the action filled Episode 9 of the University of Cruise

There’s double unseriousness in the newest episode of the fun filled series, University of Cruise!

After the fleeting peace in the previous episode, our rascal undergraduates take an interesting decision. At the beginning, it earns them fame and respect. Afterwards? They are greeted with slaps and threats for their greed.

In the midst of all the drama, the lens focuses on Etim and Flo as they go on a date and enjoy some “intimacy” with each other. Their romance seems to be blooming irrespective of all obstacles.

Episode 9 airs this Saturday 2nd of December 2023 on ROK TV on DSTV at 9pm WAT/10pm CAT and ROK UK at 9:30pm WAT/10:30pm CAT!

Created by ‘Oma Areh and Executive produced by ‘Oma Areh and Mercy Johnson-Okojie. University of Cruise is directed by Adeoluwa Owu and stars Amanda Dara, Nancy Ameh, Esther Agunbiade, Vine Olugu, Chisom Onwuegbuzia, Scott Obilo and Solomon Mike.

You can catch the repeats on Monday mornings at 9am WAT/10am CAT, Wednesday afternoons at 4pm WAT/5pm CAT and Friday nights at 9:30pm WAT/10:30pm CAT!

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WildFlower PR and Company Bags Award for Most Innovative and Resourceful Public Relations Company of the Year 2023!

WildFlower PR and Company recently won the award for the most innovative and resourceful public relations company of the year 2023 at the 7th Prestige Excellence Award and Lecture organized by Prestige Magazine.                                           

The event, was held on Sunday, 12th November, 2023, at the Civic Center, Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island Lagos. The Prestige Excellence Award and Lecture was organized to recognize and appreciate deserving individuals, corporate entities and professional institutions that have made remarkable impact in the society.

The theme of the lecture which was Governance and sustainable development in Nigeria: Issues, Challenges and solutions for a Developing Economy was aimed at addressing the state of the nation and objectively proffer and recommend solutions.

Guest Speakers at the event were Comrade Debo AdeniranChairman, Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL; President, Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, CDHR and Aare Sooko Oladotun Hassan Esq, President, Yoruba Council Worldwide.

The award for the most innovative and resourceful public relations company of the year 2023 was presented to WildFlower PR and Company in honour of its efforts to uphold the values of hard work, diligence,  integrity and providing quality and innovative services to its highly esteemed clients.

 “We are thrilled and honored to receive the prestigious award for the most innovative and resourceful public relations company of the year, our 11-year-old agency stands as a testament to the dedication and creativity of our talented team. We are grateful to the organisers for this recognition, it fuels our commitment to pushing boundaries, crafting compelling narratives, and redefining the future of public relations and communications.’’ Communications Lead, WildFlower PR, Winifred Onyejekwe said.

The purpose of the Prestige Excellence Award and Lecture, according to the Executive Director, Wale Abiodun, was to critically assess the state of the country as well as suggest and proffer solutions while also honouring and praising worthy individuals, corporate entities and professional organisations that have had a significant positive impact in the society.

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About WildFlower PR and Company

WildFlower PR, Based out of Lagos, Nigeria, WildFlower PR is an award-winning brand communications agency with footprints across South, East and West Africa.

WildFlower PR & Company is led by Principal Consultant Ifeoma Jennifer Areh better known as ‘Oma Areh an award-winning Brand Communications and Marketing expert With over 10 years’ experience, she has a history of conceptualizing, refining and executing strategic branding, marketing and communication campaigns that grow businesses and deliver results for Not for Profits, multinationals, start-ups, e commerce brands and more.

With expertise in customized strategic campaigns in the areas of development communications, entertainment PR, new media PR, specialized corporate communications and reputation management, WildFlower PR is one of the pioneers of digital public relations and communications across Africa.

WildFlower PR is a fully integrated agency that prides itself in a blend of innovative solutions and proven result-oriented methods when addressing clients’ goals.

Our clients range from global corporations and government agencies, growing businesses to some of the biggest entertainment personalities on the African continent today. As a communications partner, WildFlower PR has been an effective brand builder for both new and established individuals and corporations.

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It’s Love on Steroids on Episode 7 of University of Cruise

Romance is in full bloom on Episode 7 of University of Cruise as our students are enjoying the feelings they have for each other.

Jacob and Soma have reunited, despite all the turmoil their relationship faced. Etim and Flo are building the background for a loving and supportive relationship, while Nikki remains in love with the soft life.

Episode 7 airs this Saturday, November 18, 2023 on ROK TV on DSTV at 9pm WAT/10pm CAT and ROK UK at 9:30pm WAT/10:30pm CAT!

Created by ‘Oma Areh and Executive produced by ‘Oma Areh, Mercy Johnson-Okojie. University of Cruise is directed by Adeoluwa Owu and stars Amanda Dara, Nancy Ameh, Esther Agunbiade, Vine Olugu, Chisom Onwuegbuzia, Scott Obilo and Solomon Mike.

You can catch the repeats on Monday mornings at 9am WAT/10am CAT, Wednesday afternoons at 4pm WAT/5pm CAT and Friday nights at 9:30pm WAT/10:30pm CAT!

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Mercy Johnson-Okojie with Tiger Food

Multiple award-winning Nollywood superstar and home maker, Mercy Johnson-Okojie recently signed a brand ambassadorship deal with leading indigenous food processing manufacturer Tiger Foods Limited. The deal was signed in the presence of Tiger Foods Managing Director Don Ebubeogu, Regional Director West, Elochukwu Nnebedum and Talent Manager ‘Oma Areh of WildFlower PR at the Marriot Hotels Ikeja, Lagos on the 12th of July 2023.

Mercy Johnson-Okojie w/ Tiger Food
Mercy Johnson-Okojie w/ Tiger Food

Speaking at the event, Mercy Johnson-Okojie said “It is truly an honour to partner with a leading, proudly Nigerian brand like Tiger Foods. As a passionate wife, mother and homemaker, this partnership with Tiger Foods resonates with the values I hold dearly. I am an advocate for joy and the best of quality when it comes to food, Tiger Foods have proven to be the right partner to embark upon this journey, I look forward to all the projects that lie ahead.

Mercy Johnson-Okojie with Tiger Food

“We are pleased to welcome an accomplished entertainer, homemaker, and philanthropist, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, to the Tiger Foods family. Tiger Foods is born out of a passion for amazing foods and food ingredients and to provide value to our customers. Our new ambassador, Mercy Johnson-Okojie, embodies this fact as well,” he said. “In the next few months, we will be rolling out several initiatives to reward our consumers, and we are excited to unveil all in partnership with Mercy Johnson-Okojie.” He added. The deal is not Johnson-Okojie’s first partnership with Tiger Foods. In 2019, the agro-allied firm was a lead sponsor on the second season of her popular cooking show ‘Mercy’s Menu’. Tiger Foods, known for producing spices and seasonings, recently released new products, which include Tomato Stew Mix Powder, Mayonnaise, and processed, sorted, and packaged Beans free of sand, stone, and insecticide residue.

About Tiger Foods Limited

Established in 1996, Tiger Foods Limited produces various healthy spices, food seasonings, paste products and dehydrated vegetables. Operating out of a food safety-focused and state-of-the-art facility in Nigeria, the brand boost of top-of-the-line food products ranging from herbs and spices to WET products like Mayonnaise, Tomato Mix, and packaged Beans to its expansive product line.


Ifeoma Areh, Oma Areh

MarkHack launched its second edition, a hackathon event of merging media, marketing, and technology, with the theme: Unlocking the power of the creative economy on the 7th of June, 2023, at the Eko Innovation Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos.

The event was aimed at promoting innovation and creativity in the tech industry.

Ifeoma ‘Oma Areh, better known as ‘Oma Areh, an award- winning Brand Communications and marketing expert, principal consultant of WildFlower PR & Company was selected as one of the selection jurors due to her expertise and experience in the creative industry.

She stated at the event that “as a selection juror at Nigeria’s first hackathon event, it is great to witness firsthand the incredible ideas developed by the participants. The solutions presented addressed various challenges faced by the industry, such as data privacy, content creation & distribution, audience engagement, and digital advertising.”

She commended the participants for their creativity and determination to make a positive impact on the media and marketing landscape.

The winners were collectively rewarded the prize of $10,000 and gained the opportunity to join the Eko Innovation Centre accelerator programme with up to $50,000 equity investment.

The hackathon offered participants a unique opportunity to showcase their media, marketing, and technology skills and expertise. It brings together professionals from diverse backgrounds, including developers, marketers, and journalists, encouraging interdisciplinary collaboration.

By fostering an environment of innovation and creative problem-solving, the hackathon pushed boundaries for what is possible in the media and marketing sectors and also paved the way for innovative solutions that will shape the future of media and marketing.

Mercy Johnson Okojie wraps up Season 3 of her Kitchen talk show “Mercy’s Menu” with “Diary of a Naija Girl”!

The season finale of Mercy’s Menu features the Beautiful Media Strategist and Entrepreneur, Ifedayo Agoro, popularly known as “Diary of a Naija Girl”

The amazing duo in Episode 13 had insightful and inspiring conversations as well as fun moments while they prepared Jollof Couscous and Turkey Wings.

Ifedayo spoke on how the DANG and skin care brand came about, unveiling herself as the face behind the brand, relationship, and online trolls. She also gave out business tips and many more.

The season finale was a feast of knowledge!

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How Carbon is leading Nigeria’s ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ revolution

Once upon a time, in the not-so-distant past, it was nearly impossible to get a loan in Nigeria without going through an agent or being a salaried employee. Much like it was impossible to have a retirement savings account or get a pension plan if you weren’t attached to an employer.

As early as 2015, for example, if you wanted to get a loan from legitimate sources,

like a bank, you would have had to fill out reams of paperwork and answer questions ad nauseam, all with no guarantee you would get what you needed. But times have changed, and companies like Carbon are turning this norm on its head, making it easier and more efficient to access loans and other credit facilities.

At some point in Nigeria, the idea of owning a product, like a smartphone or smart TV, without having to pay the total amount for it was reserved for an exclusive class of people. That is no longer the case.

According to this report from Rest of World, “In a country where only 2% of the 106 million adult population have access to bank credit, credit cards are also conspicuously absent, as banks shy away from consumer lending. BNPL [Buy Now, Pay Later] is becoming a rising alternative and is set for further growth, as Nigerians embrace digital credit.” This is a far cry from what obtained a few years ago, and Carbon is at the forefront of this revolution.

Let’s take some steps back to understand where this is coming from. What was the norm? What were the challenges that came with it? What is the new reality? What are the opportunities that come with it? And what makes companies like Carbon uniquely positioned to continue solving these problems?

Historically, Nigerian banks have taken a risk-averse posture to issuing loans to individuals rather than corporations. In 2017, the Central Bank of Nigeria released a report showing that just 5.4% of Nigeria’s adult population had access to credit. In 2018, that figure rose marginally to 5.5%, and in 2019, it was 6.2%.

To encourage more banks to lend to their non-corporate customers, the central bank issued a directive in September 2019 that raised banks’ Loan to Deposit Ratio to 65%. This directive required banks to give out a stipulated percentage of their total deposits as loans. This initiative aimed to stimulate the economy and encourage more cash flow. However, it also indicated how difficult it had become for the average Nigerian to access the credit they needed to improve their businesses and quality of life.

As with anything else, there’s a flip side to this. Banks weren’t risk averse because they felt like it. Instead, they were that way to protect themselves, and, in some way, that was also a reflection of reality. To properly issue loans, financial institutions need accurate data to assess an individual’s creditworthiness. Underlying infrastructural problems coupled with a lack of agility to innovate quickly meant many financial institutions could not harvest, process, and utilise the data they needed to make significant lending decisions.

But where there are gaps like this, nature always finds a way to fill them. Where some legacy financial institutions were slow to act, other innovators –– younger and more agile –– saw a chance to create solutions that could improve the lives of others and open more doors.

In June 2012, OneCredit, a company pioneering consumer lending in Nigeria, opened up shop. Its promise was simple: to make it easier for salary earners to access loans at a time when it was inconceivable to lend money without collateral. But OneCredit took the risk. In March 2016, the company evolved into Paylater, a platform providing instant loans digitally while offering payment and investment opportunities to its users. It was Nigeria’s first digital lender, another risky move in an otherwise risk-averse industry. In 2019, Paylater expanded and became what we now know as Carbon, a credit-led pan-African digital bank offering affordable loans, a deposit account, a high-yield savings account, free bill payments, free transfers, and debit cards.

By December 2021, the company generated N7.72 billion in revenue, with a gross profit of over N5.6 billion. By mid-2022, it had crossed N3.9 billion in revenue, with a gross profit of over N2.65 billion. Now, it has over 3 million customers.

In January 2021, the company launched Carbon Zero, which allows users to purchase items they want and pay in 4 instalments with no interest added. This is particularly useful with Nigeria’s inflation rate at one of its highest ever –– 21.47%, having risen steadily for ten consecutive months. Purchasing power is also at one of its lowest levels ever, much of it eroded by rising inflation rates. Products like Carbon Zero admittedly make it easier for people to purchase items with payment structures that are more pocket-friendly.

Carbon has become one of Nigeria’s major BNPL players with this product, joining America’s Affirm and PayPal, Australia’s Afterpay, Europe’s Klarna, and East Africa’s M-Kopa. According to Insider Intelligence, BNPL users grew from 50.6 million in 2021 to 79 million in 2022, and that number is estimated to reach 88.2 million in 2023 and 104.6 million in 2026. Its market size was valued at $141.8 billion in 2021, according to Global Data, and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33.3% through 2026, when it will be worth $596.7 billion.

While these figures are global estimates and, in many ways, optimistic projections, they paint a picture of what could be and the many opportunities that lie ahead.

According to Zeeshan Anwar, a corporate and retail banking expert in the UK, “BNPL is an important and growing element of the payments industry. It delivers compelling benefits to consumers by expanding the payment options for low-income customers, while saving money by helping reduce the need to pay excessive credit fees. There is significant value and ethical contribution in the BNPL proposition if delivered correctly.”

Nigeria is one of the low-income countries that Anwar describes. However, it is undergoing a digital financial revolution, which is still in its early days. Ten years ago, it would have been inconceivable that the average Nigerian could access a loan or pay in instalments for a product they dearly want. But that is not the case today. A lot has changed, but there’s more work to be done, and Carbon seeks to be at the forefront of what could be.

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“Kill them with Kindness’’- Naija Brand Chick advises in Episode 11 of Mercy’s Menu Season 3!

In episode 11 of Mercy’s Menu, beautiful host Mercy Johnson Okojie is joined by Marketing strategist, business coach, entrepreneur and social media influencer, Nelly Agbogu, popularly known as Naija Brand Chick.

The duo shared interesting and insightful conversations while they prepared Seafood and Mushroom penne pasta.

Nelly shared business and brand building tips as well as spoke on family, scam, online trolls, reasons why she seeks permission from her husband before she puts certain things online and many more.

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“Be Intentional about yourself”- Mizwanneka advises women in Episode 10 of Mercy’s Menu Season 3!

Mercy Johnson Okojie, host of popular kitchen talk show, ‘Mercy’s Menu’ in episode 10, features the beautiful hair boss and entrepreneur, Nwanneka Nkumah, popularly known as Mizwanneka.

In this episode, the beautiful ladies shared interesting conversations and amazing moments as they prepared Mandazi with Chocolate dip.

Mizwanneka spoke on family, motherhood, her hair business, influencing, women empowerment, and many more.

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“Cook food for your family, Home made food is better “- Patience Ozokwo advises in Episode 9 of Mercy’s Menu Season 3!

On the recent episode of Mercy’s Menu Season 3, the ever smiling host Mercy Johnson Okojie had in her kitchen, the Award winning Nollywood veteran, Patience Ozokwo, also known as Mama G.

Episode 9 was filled with words of wisdom and amazing conversations as the iconic duo prepared catfish pepper soup with unripe plantain.

Patience Ozokwo spoke on her love for God, cooking, family, and reasons while she didn’t remarry, charity, domestic violence, infidelity, and many more

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“When you get to the stage of acceptance, it is so much easier”- Joke Silva Says in Episode 8 of Mercy’s Menu, Season 3

Joke Silva and Mercy Johnson

Episode 8 of Mercy’s Menu, Season 3 features the Beautiful Nollywood Veteran, Producer, Educator and Entrepreneur, Joke Silva.

The beautiful duo had amazing and interesting conversations as they prepared Creamy Pasta with Snail.

Read also : “People trust you when you prove yourself”- Deyemi Okanlawon says in Episode 7 of Mercy’s Menu Season 3!

Joke Silva spoke on being a Grandma, Romantic side of her husband, Husband’s health, cooking, movie industry, Lufodo academy of performing arts, domestic violence, Infidelity and many more.

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WIMCA 2022: Ifeoma ‘Oma Areh Named  Amongst Top 50 Most Influential Women In Marketing and Communications In Nigeria!

Founder and Principal Consultant of WildFlower PR and Company, Ifeoma ‘Oma Areh was honored as one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Marketing and  Communication in Nigeria.

Women in Marketing and Communications Conference/Awards (WIMCA) 2022 held it’s sixth edition on Saturday, 8th October, 2022, at the Landmark Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The recognition came as a result of her efforts in pushing the frontiers of excellence as well as contributing to the growth of brands, marketing and communication industry.

Speaking on her groundbreaking feat, Ifeoma Areh thanked WIMCA for the recognition. She stated that the recognition gave credence to her drive for delivering bespoke solutions to client’s need across diverse business verticals, which has led to optimum productivity and progression as intended.

“I am deeply humbled by this recognition. This further validates my work and focus on using the media to inspire and deliver cutting edge marketing communication solutions. I believe there is no potent force in the world like that of an inspired individual, that has been the crux of my communication.” She said

She dedicated the award to the entire WildFlower PR and company team for their hard work and consistency throughout the year.

WIMCA is the largest gathering of female brands and marketing communications professionals in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa; gathering over 700 participants at each edition of the event.

The annual event also recognizes and celebrates leading women who have weathered the storm, and have risen through the ranks to attain remarkable heights in the brands, and marketing communications industry.

“24 Hours of the Smithsonian in Lagos”- National Museum of African Art launches Global Presence in Lagos

The first NMAFA event under new director, Ngaire Blankenberg whose strategy is a 21st Century Global African Arts Museum had its first stop in Lagos, Nigeria on November 6.

Held on the 6th of November 2021, “24 Hours of the Smithsonian in Lagos” was a collaborative interactive art experience in partnership with Art X Lagos, the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF), the African Artists’ Foundation (AAF) and David Adjaye designed venue Alára to bring together the international, Nigeria and African diaspora through the worlds of film, art, photography and fashion with “Taste! 24 Hours of the Smithsonian in Lagos”

Taste! Curated by former Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow Temitayo Ogunbiyi, it is a multisensory, participative art experience which involves the use of sound, photography, and food by sound artist Emeka Ogboh, New York based photographer Iké Udé and Temitayo Ogunbiyi in collaboration with chef Renèe Chuks.

Kicking off with Taste! Mystique, on Friday, November 5, Iké Udé held a masterclass for a group of Lagos-based photographers in collaboration with the African Artists’ Foundation. A select group of young artists were tutored by Udé in his signature style, mystique at the intersection of harmony and the unexpected. The participants then took portraits of Nollywood actor, producer, and creative entrepreneur Enyinna Nwigwe next to evocative “props.”

The NMAFA board reception followed on November 6, hosted by Ghenga Oyebode at Nok. He expressed his excitement that this was the first Smithsonian experience in Africa, with Lagos as the first stop.“This is the very first Smithsonian event on the continent, proud for Lagos to lead and excited about what lies ahead.”

In the same vein, Director Ngaire Blankenberg spoke about their plans for new collaborations across Africa to create and build new immersive art experiences.

The “24 Hours of the Smithsonian in Lagos” main event was held on Sunday November 7 featuring the Taste! Transformation, Taste! Mystique, Taste! Sound and Taste! Memory experiences. Visitors, influencers, Nollywood stars and artists including Noble Igwe, Enyinna Nwigwe, Saga Adeolu, Emmanuel Oyeleke, Ugonna Ibe, and others were able to visit and, participate in Taste! held simultaneously at the David Adjaye designed venue Alara.

Emeka Ogboh’s ‘Sounds of Lagos’ playlist ushered in visitors with a mix of upbeat, soulful and melodic sounds inspired by the streets of Lagos.

This was followed by the Taste! Mystique portrait exhibition by Iké Udé featuring dynamic portraits of muse Enyinna Nwigwe by young Nigerian photographers from the previously held masterclass.

The Taste! Memory experience featured locally grown botanical bites prepared by Chef Renee Chuks and Temitayo Ogunbiyi reminiscent of their childhoods in Lagos.

The Taste! Transformation panel discussion featuring Azu Nwagbogu, Director Lagos Photo Festival, and AAF; ArtX founder, Tokini Peterside; AFRIFF creative director, Chioma Onyenwe; and director Ngaire Blakenberg.

The Art experience wrapped up with The African International Film Festival Opening Cocktail Party. At the cocktail event, new, and established talents of the Nigerian cinema such as Sharon Ooja, Enyinna Nwigwe, Kate Henshaw, Denrele Edun, Nse Ikpe-Etim, Ini Dima-Okojie, Diane Russet, Ojy Okpe, Colette Otusheso and others  took part in the Tableau Vivant created by conceptual artist, Iké Udé featuring regal models in ensembles by the Nigerian Grand Dame of costumes, and Chief Nike Okundaye-Davies as an addendum to his Nollywood Portraits.

“Iké Udé: Nollywood Portraits” will open at the National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C. February 5, 2022.

National Museum of African Art To Present “24Hours of the Smithsonian in Lagos”

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art is partnering with Art X, the African International Film Festival (AFRIFF), the African Artists’ Foundation and Alára to bring together the U.S., Nigeria and African diaspora through the worlds of film, art, photography and fashion. “24 Hours of the Smithsonian in Lagos” will feature “Taste!” a multisensory, participative art experience at Alára Sunday, Nov. 7, from 12h00-18h00 WAT (7 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST). “24 Hours of the Smithsonian in Lagos” comes during an ongoing explosion of creativity in Lagos and Nigeria and helps mark the end of Art X and the beginning of AFRIFF.

Curated by former Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow Temitayo Ogunbiyi, “Taste!” will include experiences by sound artist Emeka Ogboh, photographer Iké Udé and Ogunbiyi in collaboration with chef Renèe Chuks. Using sound, portraiture and food, the three artists question assumptions concerning culture, geography and identity. The experience will culminate in a living installation in which many of the celebrities featured in the upcoming exhibition “Iké Udé: Nollywood Portraits” and others become works of art by posing for photographs alongside Udé’s exuberant sets at the opening night of the African International Film Festival. 

“24 Hours of the Smithsonian in Lagos” is the launch of the National Museum of African Art’s global presence under newly appointed director Ngaire Blankenberg.  

“Iké Udé: Nollywood Portraits” will open at the  National Museum of African Art in Washington, D.C., Feb. 5, 2022. 

About the Artists

Iké Udé  

Udé is a Nigerian American conceptual artist who has been creating work since the 1990s that complicates notions of identity and perception. He uses photography to draw attention to how individuals portrayed in highly posed “performances” can reveal more truth than contrived poses that aim to be natural. Udé’s work is in the permanent collections of Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the National Museum of African Art, Sheldon Museum, RISD Museum, New Britain Museum of American Art, Minneapolis Institute of Arts and many private collections. His forthcoming solo exhibition “Iké Udé: Nollywood Portraits” will open at the National Museum of African Art Feb. 5, 2022.

Emeka Ogboh 

Emeka Ogboh uses sound and gastronomy to create installations that have included music, soundscapes, limited editions of artisanal beer, sculpture and collaborations with chefs. He increasingly uses these works to examine how visual art can catalyze conversations about the environment. Having exhibited at documenta 14 (2017), the Venice Biennale (2015) and the Dakar Biennale (2014), he is an internationally acclaimed artist with works in major collections worldwide, including the National Museum of African Art. In September 2020, Ogboh presented a medley of his installations capturing Lagos at the Élysée Palace in Paris to mark the close of Afrique 2020. 

Renèe Chuks  

Chuks is a culinary innovator and entrepreneur specializing in combining local and diasporic ingredients to support more sustainable and empowering food chains. She is the cofounder and CEO of Aldente Africa, an artisanal food and beverage company, an executive academic director and lead chef instructor at the Umami Center for Culinary Arts. Chuks trained as a classical French chef, graduating from Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Austin, Texas.  

Temitayo Ogunbiyi 

Ogunbiyi creates works on paper, paintings, sculptures and ambitious installations. In addition to exploring plants as they live around her, she also aims to record the socioeconomic conditions that exist within and how they are transformed in a wide range of culinary traditions. Ogunbiyi has received a 2020–2021 Digital Earth Fellowship, a 2018 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship and a 2014 Ford Foundation Fellowship. Her artwork has been exhibited at the Madre Museum in Naples, Italy, the 2019 Lagos Biennial, the Pulitzer Arts Foundation and the Centre for Contemporary Art Lagos, among other venues. She is also a director of Yinka Shonibare CBE’s Guest Artist Space Foundation.

About the National Museum of African Art 

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art is the only museum in the world dedicated solely to the collection, conservation, study and exhibition of Africa’s arts across time and media. The museum’s collection of over 12,000 artworks spans more than 1,000 years of African history and includes a variety of media from across the continent. For more information, call (202) 633-4600 or visit the museum’s website. For general Smithsonian information, the public can call (202) 633-1000. Follow the museum on Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.

WildFlower PR and Company Bags Award for Most Reliable Quality Strategic Communications Company of the Year 2021

WildFlower PR and Company has won the award for the most reliable quality strategic communications company of the year at the National Award for Excellence and Achievement 2021 organized by the National Quality Conference.

The event, which was held on Monday, 11th October, 2021, at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Ikeja, Lagos had in attendance several brands and top industry leaders. The NQC used the event   as an avenue to celebrate companies for their resilience in constantly innovating and delivering outstanding products and services to their highly esteemed customers in spite of the harsh global economic realities, the international shut down occasioned by Covid-19, and national security.


The award for the most reliable quality strategic communications company of the year was presented to WildFlower PR and Company by the Chairman of the occasion, Mr. Femi George in recognition of its effort in providing quality and innovative services to its highly esteemed customers.

 “At WildFlower PR and Company, innovation, quality and attention to detail are our watchwords. We believe there is always a fresh angle to every strategy. Our keyword is quality and we have our eyes focused every step of the process and will never relent in providing quality services to our customers.” Founder and Principal Consultant WildFlower PR, Oma Areh said represented by, Mr. Chibuzor Ugwuanyi.

Guest Speaker at the event, Mr. Patrick Okechukwu highlighted continuous improvement of skills, quality appraisal, and ability to strategize and improve quality of service in the Covid-19 era as the basis for celebrating companies at the event.

He stressed on the importance of quality management in an organization; “An organization is as strong as its strongest unit, and as weak as its weakest unit,” … Therefore, For every organization to achieve quality the whole organization must see it as a way of life. The whole organization must be integrated,” he said.

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About WildFlower PR and Company

WildFlower PR and Company is an award-winning public relations, communications and media firm, with expertise in customized strategic campaigns in the areas of personal publicity, development communication, entertainment PR, new media PR, specialized corporate communications and reputation management.

WildFlower PR is a fully integrated agency that prides itself in a blend of innovative solutions and proven result-oriented methods when addressing clients’ goals.

The agency represents leading entities in Telecommunications, Energy, Aviation, Government, Technology, Entertainment and Non-profit. Their client base ranges from global corporations and government agencies, growing businesses to some of the biggest entertainment personalities on the African continent today.

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