Colette Otusheso is an experienced, value driven marketing, communications and project management professional with a proven record of championing organizational wide initiatives within cross- functional teams. With over 20 plus years work experience in companies including The Department of Trade and Industry, IBM, The London Borough of Lambeth, JP Morgan and many others.
Colette has worked with well-established global and local organizations including VIACOM International Media Networks Africa and MNET Africa. As marketing and Events Manager at MNET, Colette was instrumental in the successful launch of several Africa Magic channels across Africa as well as the marketing of MNET’s biggest properties, including Big Brother Africa, Tinsel, Naija Sings, Face of Africa and other MNET shows.
At VIACOM, Colette drove the execution and marketing of major MTV, MTV Base, Nickelodeon and BET campaigns in Nigeria including the biggest music awards in Africa, the MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMA’s), The award-winning MTV Shuga, a multimedia drama campaign which educates youths on HIV, safe sex and teen pregnancy, MTV meets, the show that allows young people to meet world leaders and influencers such as President Jacob Zuma, Former First Lady Michelle Obama, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Alike Dangote, Richard Branson, Russell Simmons and more.
Colette is the CEO of a new exciting Lagos based multi-media content creation start- up, AccelerateTV (www.acceleratetv.com) inspired by Access Bank.
In 2015, Colette was named one of the 15 most powerful women in Nigerian entertainment and in 2017 was named International Women’s day’s 10 most popular women in Nigerian Entertainment. She picked up an Award for Innovation in Recognition of New Thinking in Digital Storytelling and Television Programming for Accelerate at the Women in Journalism Africa Awards 2017.
Let’s welcome Colette Otusheso to the GAGE Academy 2022.