Monday , 17 June 2024


We are a full-service publishing and broadcasting company that focuses on issues of human development. This vision is reflected essentially in our flagship publication, Development Agenda. This magazine aims to be the most authoritative publication across West Africa on issues of development, especially as they relate to environment and natural resources management as well as social justice.

We think strategically, then turn strategies into actions that deliver core messages to target audiences via any platform—from digital to traditional. An agency with a client-base that trusts us to deliver, Classmasters Ltd is your indispensable partner in development.


To be a strident voice for sustainable human development 


Classmasters Limited was incorporated in 2016. We’ve been in business since then. However, we can trace our history back to 2009, with our CEO co-owning MediaXtra Limited and subsequently working as the West Africa Communication and Campaigns Coordinator for the international relief and development agency, Oxfam. He has also headed Communications in other organizations including reputable financial institutions including Premium Pension Limited and First Guarantee Pension Limited as well as being the Communications Manager of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) and the Africa Communication Officer of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

By fusing deep expertise and experiences acquired with Classmasters’ full-service marketing communications capabilities, we unpack a complete range of services under one very convenient roof.


  • Research and investigative reporting
  • Magazine design and publishing
  • Advocacy
  • Development and production of integrated marketing campaigns
  • Development of communications strategies
  • Design of brand identities and taglines
  • Launching new products and services
  • Planning of media placements (online and traditional)
  • Development of scripts and production of radio / video (jingles, commercials, TVCs, skits, animations, motion graphics)  
  • Design of successful print advertising
  • Design and production of print collateral including annual reports, brochures, promotional materials, and corporate communications of all kinds
  • Creation social media plans & social media buzz


Strategy       Design       Execution      Evaluation

We believe in putting first things first and never missing the details on the back end. That means every project starts with research. Research becomes strategy; strategy is turned into messaging and specific creative executions. Once the “creative” is ready, the message moves into the marketplace and is delivered to the target audience in whatever platform it takes (digital or traditional). Finally, we follow up with campaign results and discuss them with you.


What do you want to accomplish in the rest of the year? Whether it’s increased customer base or top-of-mind awareness about the brand and products/services, we’d like to help. Our team will translate your business goals into creative strategy with evident results.

Why Choose Us

  •  Trending News
  •  Free Magazine
  •  Accurate Reporting
  •  Distributed around Africa
  •  Balanced Reporting

The Team

Patrick Nosike Ikota is a Graduate of Economics from Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University formerly known as Anambra State University. He has over the years developed to be an expert in the area of Finance and Administration having worked in that capacity in several Organizations including HomeBase Global Integrated Limited, Mortgage Training Institute of Nigeria,and Parktonian Hotels,Ikate, Lagos.

He is the pioneer Head of Finance and Administration of Development Agenda.

Kayode Ogunbunmi is a Nigerian journalist, development communications consultant and trainer. Mr. Ogunbunmi holds a masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University, New York; a diploma in International Cooperation and Development from the United Nations University, Tokyo and a Bachelor’s Degree In English Studies from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife.

His articles have been published by several local and international media houses and organizations, including The Guardian, Lagos; Next; Telegraph of London, Aljazeera, Quartz and the Thomson Reuters Foundation. He has taught journalism and writing at the College of New Rochelle, New York and the Lagos State University. Ogunbunmi has handled communications work, including train the trainer projects, for organizations such as the USAID, UNODC, the Ford Foundation, Aliko Dangote Foundation, Environmental Rights Action and the Media Support Centre.

He is the Managing Editor of Development Agenda.

Paddy Ezeala is a seasoned multilingual communication and development specialist. He was the head of corporate communications at Premium Pension Limited.

He has also been a Press Officer in the National Park Service, Communications Manager, Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), General Manager, Daily Times newspaper, Africa Communication Officer, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and West Africa Regional Communication and Campaigns Coordinator for OXFAM.

He has a first degree in French and a master’s degree in English and Literary Studies from the University of Calabar. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants and a Chattered Management Consultant. He is also a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). He is a Life Fellow of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF).

He is the Publisher/Editor-in-chief of Development Agenda.