BlackHouse Media Group (BHMG) has emerged a finalist for the 2022 ‘Africa Consultancy of the Year’ award for the second year running at the SABRE Awards EMEA. Recognised as one of the world’s largest and most sought after Public Relations Awards, SABRE Awards are based on an exhaustive research process and a careful review of the performance of more than 400 firms worldwide.


Other PR firms nominated alongside BHMG in this category are BCW (WPP), Clockwork, Edelman, Razor (M&C Saatchi), making BHMG the only indigenous Nigerian company on the shortlist.


Justifying BHMG’s inclusion as a finalist, Arun Sudhaman, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, PRovoke Media, said: 


“Since its launch in 2006, BHM has grown into a US$3.7m operation offering clients a range of services — reputation management and corporate comms, media relations and training, research, and social media among others. The firm produces an annual PR industry report, created a BHM App (a resource for media and journalists) and digital agency ID Africa, as well as And BHM’s geographic growth shows no signs of slowing, either, including expansion into the UK, Ghana and Kenya.”


“Growth of 37% in USD terms would satisfy most people, but do not tell the full story of BHM’s expansion, which actually reached 87% on a constant currency basis. Adekunle’s leadership team also includes Femi Falodun, Enitan Kehinde, Oladotun Ayeni and Omolade Opanuga, who together have instilled a culture that aims to value people over profits. That has helped the firm win numerous workplace accolades in Nigeria, thanks to such benefits as premium private healthcare, fully flexible working and unlimited leave,” he adds.


In response to the nomination, Ayeni Adekunle, founder and CEO, says, “It’s an honour to be nominated again at this year’s SABRE Awards, and we are truly delighted for the wins. We consider this recognition as a testament to the collective effort of our people, clients and partners.”


The 2022 SABRE Awards EMEA winners will be unveiled at a ceremony set to hold at The Guildhall in London on May 27, 2022.