LOC

To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them.
- Chinua Achebe

Afam Nwokedi

Chairman, LOC

Afam is the principal counsel at Stillwaters Law Firm and a renowned intellectual property lawyer. He is the Chairman of IP Committee – SBL, Nigerian Bar Association.

Zubbi Collins

Founder, NIPSE

Zubbi is an intellectual property professional and the founder of CoconutHead. He is a brand development scientist with a cross functional creative intelligence. As a product designer and developer; Zubbi believes in the core principles of value integration through the relentless pursuit of perfection, the art of ingenuity and rhythm of fit. Loves the arts and the digital expressions of them with a fine eye for details.

Nnaemeka Ezekwesili

Planning & Logistics, NIPSE

Emeka is professionally qualified business, media and development communications specialist with more than ten years combined experience in broadcast journalism, intellectual property education, project management, product development, marketing, strategic planning, social research, public/client and media relations, advocacy and campaigns, knowledge building, consultancy and event management. A professional trainer, publicist, writer, speaker, team builder and manager, Emeka is the Project Lead for IDEA POLICE, and the pioneer of one of Nigeria’s digital art label – EZART.

Genevieve Henshaw

General Secretary, NIPSE

Genevieve is an Associate with Stillwaters Law firm known for its intense and vast Intellectual Property experience. Apart from having a robust knowledge of the practice of Intellectual Property, she also has experience in Taxation, Real Estate and Property Law, Corporate/Commercial law Practice and General Legal/Advisory service as well as General Legal Drafting and Research. She is an astute legal mind with a raving appetite for expanding her knowledge base. She attended the University of Ibadan and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administration of Nigeria and a student member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. She is a professional member of the Nigerian Bar Association, ICSAN, CITN (in view), IPLAN, IP Committee Section on Business Law.

Nseobong Okon-Ekong

Media Director, NIPSE

Nseobong Okon-Ekong is a journalist with extensive experience which spans across the print media and radio. He has interest in culture, tourism, the arts, lifestyle, features, international affairs and celebrity reporting. His articles have appeared in some of Nigeria’s leading newspapers including The Punch, Sunday Times and THISDAY, where he
currently edits THE GLITTERATI (in THISDAY, The Sunday Newspaper), a pull-out on lifestyle, entertainment,  human interest and celebrities.

Bizzle Osikoya

Social Media Influencer

Abiodun Osikoya popularly known as ‘Bizzle’ is the CEO of Bee Entertainment, a media and entertainment consultant, A&R of Mavin Records and a social media influencer. Earlier on in his career, he worked with Storm Records, managing Naeto C. and was also the first person to manage Tiwa Savage and Kas Beats. He helped launch careers of artists like Korede Bello and others.

Noble Igwe

Spokes Person, NIPSE

Noble Chibuzor Igwe popularly called Nobs is a graduate of Urban & Regional Planning from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He holds a degree in Entrepreneurship Management from Pan African University. Mr. Noble is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the 360 Group. He founded the 360nobs Limited which birthed the 360nobs.com and is one of the leading information and entertainment forums in Nigeria today. He was the Events and Sponsorship Coordinator for Virgin Nigeria, after which he joined an advertising company, 141 World Wide in 2008. He later worked briefly as a Public Relations Officer for Mo Hits. He left Mo Hits to stage his own canopy with M.I Abaga and then to Banky W. Noble is a mentor to many, celebrity style influencer and an entrepreneur.

Nta Ekpiken

Program Officer, NIPSE

Nta Ekpiken is a Senior Associate in the Intellectual Property Department of Aluko & Oyebode. She advises multi-nationals, national and individual clients on the legal framework for the protection of IP in Nigeria. She manages
the Secretariat of the Anti-Counterfeiting Collaboration, (ACC), Nigeria and is an Alumni of the United States of  America International Visitors Leadership Program on the Protection of IP rights.

Tomi Fajolu

Marketing & Sponsorship, NIPSE

Tomi Fajolu is an astute legal practitioner with lengthy experience in contentious and non – contentious legal issues. He is also notable for his keen eye for detail and his ability to be very persuasive in the negotiation of very sensitive transactions. His ability to close the deal is impeccable and is regarded as one of the best of his time by colleagues in securing and ¬ delivering on big transactions. Subsequent to years of experience at top law offices and a leading insurance company, he now serves as the managing partner of Adeola Fajolu LP. His core expertise ranges from complex financial transactions, international arbitration, intellectual property and power.

Ifidon Oisamoje

Brand Strategist, NIPSE

Ifidon Oisamoje is a managing partner at CoconutHead. He is a proficient creative/art director endowed with the desire to always create stunning brand concepts and strategies via the marriage between art and technology. An art lover and computer scientist who has studied and worked with the Adobe Creative suite for about 8years, and has handled branding projects for Longman, DIDP, Delta State, Mercedes Benz, CGMI, STRASEC, Chapters DTV, Delta Electricity Generation Company, Mainstay Global and so on. With a knack for detail and the drive to push beyond the boundaries of brand communication and design he is adding beauty, colour and style to the corporate branding industry one project at a time.

Akinyemi Ayinoluwa

Co-ordinator (Private Sector), NIPSE

Akinyemi Ayinoluwa is a Partner at HighTower Solicitors and Advocates, his practice includes oversight of entertainment talent negotiations and superstar talent careers, assisting enterpreneurs and companies with  financing, operations, sales and acquisitions, outside general counsel services, trademarks, new technology, mediation services, expert witness testimony and reports and employment advice. Akinyemi is also a Music Publisher and Music Business Consultant. Akinyemi’s past legal experience includes: Associate at Wemimo Ogunde & Co and Awokoya & Co. Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, he was a songwriter, composer and performer; he was the lead singer of the defunct 100 degrees boy band. He has authored numerous articles in the field of music law and the music business, and regularly gets invited to deliver speeches and courses about these subjects. Akinyemi Ayinoluwa prides himself in helping clients understand the value of their intellectual property rights and to be mindful of the exploitation that is rampant in the industry.

Great Ideas

Ideas and Intellectual property should be protected and carefully nutured so that society benefits the right way, this will in turn enhance growth...

Creative Economy

The future of our creative arts lies in the legislative foundation of Intellectual Property protection. This helps foster creativity...

New World

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