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Three Awards for Djembe Communications at Lusos Awards

Djembe was the biggest winner at the Lusos award ceremony, taking home the Agency of the Year Award for PR in Angola, Bronze Award for ‘My Dream’ Project and The Lusophone Award

July 5, 2016 | Angola and Mozambique: Pioneering pan-African consultancy Djembe Communications came out top at Lusos Awards, picking up three trophies including Agency of the Year award for PR in Angola at the 2016 Lusos awards ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal. In addition it took the Bronze Award for its My Dream project and the coveted Agency of the Year Award for PR in all Portuguese speaking countries – The Lusophone Award.

Lusos Awards is an annual event celebrating the very best creative output from the communications industry in the Lusophone world.

Djembe Communications, with full-fledged offices in Angola and Mozambique, has grown rapidly over recent years and is now the foremost pan-African communications firm in the African continent. Djembe’s Luanda and Maputo offices spearhead the agency‘s Lusophone client engagements where they develop and execute client programs. Furthermore, Djembe’s Maputo’s office is its African Centre of Excellence which will act as a catalyst to educate Djembe’s international team and key clients entering the region on the opportunities that Africa has to offer.

In addition to an international network that spans Dubai, New York and Zurich, Djembe’s strong Lusophone capabilities has enabled it to work with some of Angola’s biggest organizations and public sector bodies. Its success in shaping the reputations of major organizations such as Angola’s sovereign wealth fund (FSDEA) has lent it enormous credibility in the African PR community and in the Lusophone world.

Mitchell Prather, Managing Director for Djembe Communications, commented:  “Over recent years Djembe has won several awards in the English speaking world. It is, however, especially important for the company to gain recognition for the quality of work it has delivered  in the Lusophone world. We were delighted to be amongst top agencies as finalists for PR Agency of the Year and we are thrilled to be recognised by the industry and our peers.”

The Lusos Awards is an international awards ceremony that celebrates the very best creative communications output in Portuguese speaking countries. Hosted in Lisbon, 2016 was the awards’ third year and it has rapidly become an important cornerstone, bringing communicators from the Portuguese speaking world together. Prather added, “The Lusos Awards is a highly prestigious communications event. I am delighted that our unique capabilities of international expertise, strong African roots and Lusophone capabilities have been recognised.”

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About Djembe Communications
Named after the West African drum, Djembe Communications is an independently owned, pioneering Pan-African consultancy with a mission to become the communications partner of choice in sub-Saharan Africa by combining global expertise, local market capabilities and customized solutions to deliver best-in-class services to clients.

Djembe comprises an organically grown international network with local market presence in Angola, Ghana, Morocco, Mozambique, Nigeria, Switzerland, United Kingdom, UAE and the USA. The consultancy’s continued expansion builds on its remarkable success achieved in just one year and half by providing leading industry recognized capabilities.  In the first half of 2015, Djembe received a PRSA Silver Anvil Award of Excellence for the Consultancy’s Reputation Management Program for the Fundo Soberano de Angola (FSDEA), Angola’s $5 billion USD sovereign wealth fund. Djembe was also a finalist for the Holmes Report EMEA New Agency of the Year, SABRE Awards EMEA Gold, and IPRA Golden World Awards, making 2015 a break out year for the young Pan-African consultancy.