* ‘We’re redefining future of entertainment law’
WITH almost 400 alumni in Nigeria, the University of Westminster, London, U.K. is set to make further inroad into Nigeria’s socio-economic space to train an emerging crop of young Nigerians who will make a mark in their respective areas of professional interests. Those who already have the benefit of being trained in the university are making marks in various spheres of life.
The University of Westminster Ambassadors are Mr. Olalekan Moshood, Ms Homto Dokpesi, and Mr. Rockson Igelige. Moshood has an MSc in Business Information Technology in 2006.
Dokpesi has an Msc in International Business Economics in 2007 while Igelige bagged an LL.M in Entertainment Law in 2012, all from the University of Westminster.
Dokpesi is a successful serial entrepreneur, Author, writer and public speaker. She is currently the Managing Director at StarOil Energy Ltd. Managing Director at Duchess H Couture and Creative Director at Khaleed Skincare amongst other managerial positions.
Her writing has appeared in magazines and blogs and she has also written a collection of short stories. Following a Bsc. in Accounting, Dokpesi studied International Business Economics at Westminster and used her experience to build global connections and financial intelligence to run her businesses. She is a proud alumnus of the university and continues to actively engage with Westminster students to support their learning and development.
Igelige is a Principal Partner and specialises in several areas of law including intellectual property rights (including entertainment, sports, media and technology), litigation, alternative dispute resolution and artist management. He is the Co-Head at Felix, Igelige law office and Associates and Managing Partner at Remedium Law Partners.
Following his LLB and being called to the bar in 2006, Igelige came to Westminster for postgraduate study in Entertainment Law and has promised to redefine the future of entertainment law’ practice in Nigeria. He is co-founder and Secretary of the Board of Trustees of the Friends of the Creators Artistic Foundation (FCF), an award-winning NGO that promotes awareness of intellectual property rights in Nigeria. He has also mentored several Westminster students as part of the University’s Future Ready Mentoring programme.
In a related development, Dokpesi launched the Duchess H Couture Challenge in the much Awaited Global Enterprise Week 2021 at the University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus, London, U.K., on Tuesday, November 9, 2021. According to her, the launch of Duchess H Couture Challenge was to motivate the bright and teeming students studying BA Business Development at the university and also the Hezekiah University in Nigeria.
Speakers at the event were from Africa and the United Kingdom.
Among dignitaries present were Senegalese women’s rights activist Amy Serr Fal and the CEO of ASOS from 2015 to 2021, Neil Beighton. Other fashion enthusiasts also joined the launch.