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Simeon Olaghere Foundation awards scholarship to students of Mass Communication

Four undergraduate students of mass communication, who major in advertising in the University of Lagos, and the School of
Communication, Lagos State University, have emerged as beneficiaries of this year’s Simeon Erimiakhena Olaghere Memorial Foundation Scholarship award.
The students, Olaide Seinde, Akporowve Hope, Esther Adeyanju and Simbiat Atinuke Awe were adjudged successful after individual discussion sessions with the scholarship administrator Chris Doghudje, an advertising icon and former Chairman of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON).


                                                           Olaide Seinde

                                                                       Hope Akporowve
Chairman of the foundation, Mr Jimmy Olaghere, said that the foundation was established in honour and memory of his father Mr Simeon Olaghere an icon in Outdoor Advertising in Nigeria and West Africa, to promote, develop and sustain the study and practice of advertising in Nigeria.


Esther Adeyanju

                                                                     Simbiat Atinuke Awe
Since its establishment in 2008, the foundation has been actively involved in fostering the growth of advertising profession through  its annual lecture in memory of Simeon Olaghere; creating enlightenment in the public sphere on the important role of advertising in driving the nation’s economy, and sponsorship of an award for the best creative poster during the APCON’s Advertising Day celebration .
The late Simeon Olaghere started his career in advertising after he was posted to West Africa Publicity (now LINTAS) from
where Afromedia emerged. 
He initially started working with Amels, a transporting company in Benin City, before he
moved on to the U.A.C in Lagos, as an accounts clerk. In 1973, Olaghere and other colleagues acquired Afromedia, where he rose to become Managing Director.
In line with his vision to promoting advertising practice, Olaghere wrote several books on outdoor advertising and was life
patron of Outdoor advertising Association of Nigeria (OAAN) and fellow, Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON).
The scholarship award is to the tune of one hundred thousand naira (N100, 000) for each of the beneficiaries, and according to the chairman, it is renewable. “Each of the students gets N100, 000 and it is renewable annually on the presentation and verification of satisfactory academic results.”





  1. Esther Adeyanju says

    Thanks to Simeon Olaghere's foundation. Thanks much. I'm really excited.

  2. Olaide Sehinde says

    The Foundation is a good initiative and I feel privileged to be a beneficiary.
    Thank you.

  3. Anonymous says

    Congrats to you olaide,Am I suppries no,finally the world to know how good you are,when it comes to writing.

  4. Anonymous says

    Kudos to pple behind Simeon Olaghere foundation.Ds serve as a steping stone 4 d less previl

  5. Anonymous says

    Kudos to pple behind simeon Olaghere foundation.Ds serve as a stepping stone to d less previlge

  6. Anonymous says

    Congrat Olaide mi,u make me proud.U deserv d best.Thanks to Simeon Olaghere Foundation

  7. Anonymous says

    Congratulations Laide on this achievement,I always knew that you are destined for greater things,keep the flag flying dear n I wish u all the best. Stella

  8. JayJohn says

    Congrats Olaide…am proud of you! I've always known you are smart and intelligent…now a lot more people know that as well… You deserve this…
    To Esther, Atinuke and Hope keep sustaining excellence…

  9. Awe Atinuke says

    It is said dat pple don't care abt how much one has in ones account or how much one spends daily
    But how much life one influences positively. U̶̲̥̅̊ are a blessing τ̅☺ us all
    Thanks to the foundation for such a great opportunity
    God bless you and reward you mightily
    Am indeed grateful

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