Chido Benedict Nwakanma is a communication strategist, marketer and scholar with extensive media and industry experience consulting in Nigeria and Africa. He has 30 years communication management experience covering roles in media, industry, consulting and education. Nwakanma’s specialties are in communication strategy development and execution, branding and identity, content development, custom publishing, media engagement, editing.
Nwakanma is chief executive of Blueflower Limited, a strategic communication management firm. He had been chief executive of Taijo Wonukabe Limited; Export, Institutional Sales as well as Media Relations Manager at Cadbury Nigeria plc. He was also General Editor of BUSINESS magazine and regional correspondent (PH) covering the South South and South East for the defunct ThisWeek magazine. A respected voice in Nigeria’s communication circles, Nwakanma is President of the International Association of Business Communicators, Nigeria and was President of the Public Relations Consultants Association of Nigeria (PRCAN) (2012-2014).
Nwakanma holds memberships in various professional bodies including the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Public Relations UK. As Adjunct Faculty in the School of Media & Communication, Pan Atlantic University, Nwakanma teaches undergraduate and postgraduate diploma courses in the History and Development of Nigerian Media, News Reporting, News Writing and Editing.
He also supports professional education programmes with courses in Business Communication, Professional Writing, Development Communication, Media Trends, and Public Relations. Nwakanma holds an Upper Honours BA in Mass Communication from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, MSc Media and Communication of Pan Atlantic University and MSc Sociology from the University of Lagos.
History and Development of Nigerian Media, News Reporting, News Writing and Editing.