About Us

Oxygen academy is a hands on BRANDS AND DIGITAL MARKETING COMMUNICATION CREATIVE SCHOOL that is certified by Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (Apcon) and Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN)

Our Courses

 All our courses are grouped under 3 different Schools;

Our Course Packages

  We offer two packages:- Advance Fast Track & Full-time Packages

 All our courses are grouped under 3 different Schools;


The FAST TRACK PROGRAM runs through a very intense period of 120 hours within a month which would involve portfolio creation at the end of the program.

The enrolment fee into the FAST TRACK PACKAGE is TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND NAIRA (N200, 000) only.

Upon registration you will attend specialized classes for your chosen course. In the event that you have difficulty deciding what course to study, a test would be given to you by the academy to determine your best fit course.

Our training sessions are well tailored to accommodate busy and working class people.

FAST TRACK sessions run on Saturdays and Sundays

Saturdays: 11am-5pm

Sundays: 3pm – 6pm

NOTE: 1PM – 2PM on SATURDAYS are dedicated to Masterclass Sessions with Top Industry Experts who bring valuable and up-to-date field experience and trends to the training.


The enrolment fee into the full course is Three hundred thousand naira (N300, 000)

The FULL TIME package runs through a training period of 210 hours within 2 months which would involve portfolio creation on the 2nd month.

Upon registration you will attend specialized classes for your chosen course. In the event that you have difficulty deciding what course to study, a test would be given to you by the academy to determine your best fit course.

Full Time Sessions run on MONDAYS TILL WEDNESDAYS, from 2pm – 4pm or 7pm – 9pm (to accommodate working students) and a Masterclass session on SATURDAYS from 12pm with Top Industry Experts who bring valuable and up-to-date field experience and trends to the training.

NOTE: on request the fast track candidates can be allowed to plug in for the week day programme while the full time candidates can also be allowed to plug on for the weekend programme.

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Advisory Board


A 1986 graduate of University of Calabar, and Executive Management alumnus of Harvard Business School, London Business School and Warwick Business School, Ike began his advertising career almost 30 years ago as a Copywriter.

Ike is an innovations professional with a 3-lane brand building experience in General Management, Brand Management and Creative Development. Ike’s core strengths are in creative strategy, organizational strategy, and building high performance teams.

Under Ike’s leadership as ECD, DDB rose to creative dominance as a top 3 creative Agency; Under his watch as COO, the Agency won the DDB Worldwide Impact Award for Operational Innovation in 2010; As CEO for the past 8 years, DDB Lagos has been consistently rated a top 8 agency based on the global staff VOICE survey conducted annually by PwC across DDB Agencies in over 196 countries.

Presently Ike has a mandate to drive agencies growth across West and Central Africa as the Group Managing Director of DDB and Vice Chairman of the Casers Group.

Ike is the President of the Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN); the recent past Chairman of the Lagos Advertising and Ideas Festival (LAIF Awards); and serving Chairman of the board of the SPV OMNICOM consortium for MTN Nigeria.

An avid lover of football, comedy and travelling, Ike’s passion points include helping to vision and nurture Kingdom and youth development initiatives.

He is happily married to Tolu and they are blessed with three lovely children.

Nnenna @bananaleafangel has been in the communications and marketing game for 20 years. Nnenna began in McCann’s New Business department, managing business development activities for the New York office and coordinating offices across the global network for worldwide pitches. After two years, she moved into the Strategic Planning department, where she rose to the position of Vice President. At McCann, Nnenna worked on everything from video games and credit cards to financial services and permanent markers.
While at McCann, Nnenna helped conceive Tag Ideation, a lifestyle marketing practice group. At Tag Ideation, she co-designed a proprietary branding model, developed a suite of non-traditional research tools and helped develop not just communications, but solutions spanning new beers to coffee table books.
Nnenna returned to Nigeria in 2004 and worked in experiential marketing, production and pay-tv before finding her way back to advertising in 2007. She was Director of Business Development and Strategy at Chris Parkes Marketing Solutions, an experiential marketing company before moving on a position at TBWA\Concept. After TBWA/Concept, she worked for at Small World Media, a content development company, and HiTV, a pay TV operator. She joined ZK Advertising in 2007.
In her time at ZK, she developed comprehensive strategies for clients including Zain, Dangote and several PZ Cussons brands. During her second year at ZK, Nnenna also took on the role of Creative Director, developing award-winning advertising for a variety of clients.
Since coming home, Nnenna has worked on broad range of brands including Standard Chartered, MTV, Coca-Cola, Celtel, Motorola, Microsoft, Paga, FCMB, UNICEF, Oando, Wapic Insurance, Blackberry, Jumia, FirstBank and MTN.
In 2011, Nnenna and her partners took over the agency, rebranding it as Yellow Brick Road @ybrlagos_ She is also a founding partner in Blackbox, a strategic marketing consultancy.
Nnenna sits on several boards and is the Chairman of the Board of West African Vocational Education, a non-profit committed to ending youth unemployment in Nigeria.
Her favourite thing about her job is that she can find herself working on projects for credit cards, powdered milk and gender equality all in one day. Nnenna loves to read and secretly hopes to one day wake up in a Gabriel Garcia Marques novel.

Lanre @lanreadisa started his career in 1990 as a Trainee Copywriter at MC&A: Saatchi & Saatchi, Lagos, Nigeria. He has since then worked in different capacities as a creative in some of Nigeria’s top agencies. He was at Insight/Grey, Nigeria’s biggest agency, where he worked for six years, leaving in 2003 as an Associate Creative Director. From there he moved to TBWA\Concept as a Creative Director. He left TBWA\Concept as an Executive Creative Director in 2008 to found Noah’s Ark.
In the ten years of its existence, Noah’s Ark @noahsarkcomm has established itself as a leading new generation agency. In 2015, Noah’s Ark ended the year on top of the Lagos Advertising & Ideas Festival (LAIF) Awards @thelaifawards table with a Grand Prix. The agency repeated the same feat in 2017, making it the only agency in Nigeria to have won the Festival Grand Prix back-to-back.
At the Loeries @loerieawards Festival in 2016, Noah’s Ark emerged the #1 agency in Sub-Saharan Africa (Outside of SA). On the heel of its 10th anniversary in 2018, Noah’s Ark was crowned the Agency of the Year at the African Cristal Festival in Marrakech, Morocco.

In a career spanning over 25 years, he has created outstanding work for some of the most notable brands Nigeria such as Indomie Noodles, Airtel, MTN, Peak Milk, Three Crowns, Virgin Atlantic and GOtv among others.
Driven by a vision to put Nigeria on the world map of advertising, Lanre is actively involved in the Nigerian creative community with a special passion for inspiring and grooming the next generation. He was a pioneer member of the Management Board of the Lagos Advertising & Ideas Festival (LAIF). He has served on the juries of the African Cristal Festival and African Ciclope Festival. He served at different times as President of jury for the Young Lions Nigeria. He was the pioneer President of the jury for the Heritage category of the Pitcher Awards. Most recently, he was appointed a member of the jury at the Cannes Lions Festival, a first for West Africa.
In addition to Noah’s Ark, he has also founded other related marketing communications agencies to offer clients more robust integrated services. They are Integrated Indigo Limited, a public relations agency and Underdog Productions, a content/audio-visual production outfit and Red Wolf, a digital marketing agency.
Beyond the world of advertising, Lanre and his wife founded Roots Foods Limited in 2014. Their flagship brand, Labule @labule_ng, is a Nigerian-centric quick service restaurant chain quietly changing the narrative in the Nigerian culinary world.


As X3M Ideas’ Chief Executive Officer/Chief Creativity Officer, Steve brings to the agency his significant experience in building brands across industries. Steve’s passion for creativity matches his love for challenges. He is a writer, consumer behaviour analyst, brand development expert and motivational speaker. Steve nurtures youths to be self-reliant that is why individuals and groups always invite him to speak to young Nigerians at many seminars and workshops.

He started his advertising career at MC&A Saatchi & Saatchi in 1995, before he later joined Prima Garnet Ogilvy and 141 Worldwide where he worked till early 2012, bringing his experience in the industry to a cumulative 20 years. In 2012, he took the bold step and left 141 worldwide to start his own advertising agency X3M Ideas Limited.

Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. He is an Associate member of the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON). Steve is currently the Vice-Chairman for Association of Advertising Agencies of Nigeria (AAAN) LAIF Board, and also the current Chairman, Public Relations Committee of the Nigerian-American Chamber of Commerce.

He has attended several international Leadership trainings namely;

2016 – Executive Program for Growing Companies, Stanford Graduate Business School, USA.

2015 – Authentic Leadership Development, Harvard Business School.

2014 – Digital Marketing Strategy I & II, Columbia University Business School, USA.

2013- Integrated Executive Leadership & Performance Management, Howard University School of Business Washington DC, USA.

Steve is also the founder of X3M Music, a music record label company that is focused primarily on developing young talents.

Our Faculty

Management Team

Ozoemena Mbanefo (Ozone) – Provost 

Passionate, driven and determined are a few ways to describe Ozoemena Mbanefo. With a HND in Mass Communications from the Institute of Management and Technology, Enugu, he has mastered the craft of art direction. With core values aimed at achieving corporate goals, his experience spans over a decade with leading advertising powerhouses; LTC/JWT, INSIGHT COMMUNICATION, DDB, TBWA, BATES COSSE and 141Worldwide.
Ozone as he is fondly called by friends has worked on local and multinational brands like: Fanta, Limca, Goldspot, Eva table water, Calypso coconut liqure, Shell, Magnum trust bank, UBA, WEMA BANK, Pale soda, Trebor peppermint,  Knorr cubes, Close up, Lux Lipton, Nigerian breweries coperate, Eco bank, Legend extra stout, Diamond bank, Glo, Lg electronics, Sony, Conoil, Equitorial trust bank, Fidelity Bank, MTN, FSDH, Indomie, Nandos, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Nigeria, UBA, Wema Bank, Etisalat, Dstv, Multi choice, British American tobaco, Cadbury corporate, Tom Tom, cadbury bournvita etc.
Alongside his very demanding career, he has a passion for helping and strengthening the weak. This passion drove him to create a youth empowerment NGO that is focused on putting a smile in the faces of orphans and the less privileged around us. Created in 2009 , City Greeters seeks to clean the tears of some of the kids and teenage youths who do not have the same equal opportunities as some of us. This is a Non-Governmental Organization that is made up of a team of upwardly mobile male female professionals who believe that the real essence of life is to live life to give life to other lives.
His strong faith and belief in others has always being his driving force and source of inspiration.
With a clear understanding of the importance of human capacity building and personal development he decided to go the extra mile to empower a larger scale of the Nigerian youth populace. He assembled a team of advertising industry experts to start a 16 weekend hands-on programme that is designed to help each student generate content and create a career path for themselves in the brand communication s world.
Since 2007 till date, this initiative has produced hundreds of admen working in most of the reputable ad agencies across Nigeria.
Ozone is a motivator, a teacher and a mentor to hundreds of Nigerian youth. He believes in creating ample opportunity to every willing heart not out of charity but because it is the common good that holds us together.
According to him, the real value of life is determined not just by the value we carry but by the value we can add in other lives.
Ozone loves to unwind by choosing from his numerous hobbies, such as playing 3D games, drawing, painting,interacting with friends and inspiring others.

Ozorbemem Uche – Associate Provost

Also known as “creative nerd” is a prolific visual storyteller. His passion for Digital/visual art propelled him beyond basic graphics based computer software and in addition he learnt photography, film making, 2D animation and 3D modeling. A rare feature most art directors can only covet, Uche is also creative with words and has a firm grasp of brand strategy. His never-back-down personality has him doing what otherwise would have been labelled “impossible”. His best moments are when he achieves amazing results from underdog scenarios.
Uche is passionate about problem-solving, impacting knowledge, visual storytelling, travelling and honestly, anything creative.
“To him creativity is connecting the dots that life gives to produce a useful shape that solves a problem”
He has successfully led his team to work on brands like Dangote Flour to launch the first ever World Puff Puff Day Campaign, Winnie Supermarket’s Purple Friday Campaign , Topfeeds Day-Old-Chick Product line launch and repackaging, ruff ‘n’ tumble, householdmax.com, tranos, konga, purple academy, Tambo Mobile, TAL Logistics, Fiesta condoms and a lot other brands producing impactful and effective communication. “Creative nerd” has directed and produced some short films, anticipating his own feature length movie. He has also played a major role in some original TV content like the reality tv show “the adoption” and “whos the better cook? (Mom or wife). Living a life of Impact and driven by problem-solving, Creative nerd joined in the vision to restore hope to six million Nigerian youths through capacity building bringing all his acquired knowledge and skills to the table.

Chamberlin Ukenedo – Dean of Studies

Chamberlin Ukenedo @chamberwwoh is an innovative communications manager with huge expanse of hands on experience. He’s arguably one of the fastest and most creative illustrators in Nigerian advertising industry.
Chamber as he is fondly called, has helped develop diverse local and multinational brands with his communication abilities and brand building expertise. Brands including Chevron (Texaco), Motorola, Federal Ministry of Health, Accenture, Vestergard Frandsen, LG Electronics to say a few.
For leisure he can be found at sports fields, kicking footballs or at his home studio – painting portraits
Chamberlin is currently an Associate Creative Director at 141 worldwide @141_worldwide.

Okpe Mathias Okpe – Lead Instructor, Strategy & Digital Marketing

fondly called “Mart” is a multi-skilled, entrepreneurial, result driven and resourceful brand strategist, with the ability to translate moods, thoughts, and under-developed ideas into concepts, imagery and experience.

Born in Oshodi Lagos Nigeria, Mart Studied Economics Education in Lagos state University Ojo, and has over 9 years of experience in Oil and Gas, Marketing Communication and Advertising, having worked in Companies such as Linetrale Petroleum Limited as a trade finance operator, Max-Edge Marketing Consultancy Limited as an art director/strategist, and Blueseal Communications Limited as a strategist and new business development manager.

 Mart has the outmost desire to live life to give life to others. In order to achieve this, He recognized the importance of impacting people and sharing knowledge. He subsequently joined 02 Academy Lagos, a hands-on advertising Academy, training young minds on how to use modern creative tactics and marketing technology to promote and grow revenue for businesses.

Mart is currently the Resident Dean of studies at 02 Academy Lagos where he also Teaches the students about Strategy development and digital marketing.

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