Moemeke, ex- Lintas MD is dead

Chief Moemeke

The First managing director of Nigeria’s first advertising agency, Lintas and founding member of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Chief Ifeanyi Moemke is dead.

The immediate past chairman of Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) Mr. Lolu Akinwunmi broke the news to The Nation Saturday morning.
Akinwunmi said Moemeke died on Friday night in Lagos at the age of 82.
The Registrar of APCON, Alhaji Garba Bello-Kankarofi also said the daughter of the diseased informed him of her father’s death.
Bello- Kankarofi said Moemeke died at the time the council was planning to launch a book on his life and the role he played in building advertising in Nigeria.
“He is a major industry pillar, one who produced generations of outstanding practitioners. Whatever the ad profession is today, he played a major role in shaping it,” said Akinwunmi.
“He is the most charismatic advertising practitioner in Nigeria. He left the legacy of Lintas and started the revolution of bringing broadcaster who were like gods then into advertising.
” People like Biodun Sobanjo, Olu Falomo and many more came from broadcasting into advertising. Moemeke set the standard. He is the madiba of advertising. He developed personal and professional etiquette for advertising and most of us affected by his charm will miss him,” said Kankarofi.

NATION