BHM

BlackHouse Media, an independent communications consultancy in Nigeria, has been listed among Africa’s fastest-growing companies by the Financial Times for the second consecutive year.

The FT ranking of Africa’s Fastest Growing Companies 2024 was compiled in collaboration with global data and business intelligence platform, Statista.

The list ranks independent African companies by their organic, internally stimulated compound annual growth rate, in revenue for the period under review.

In 2023, BHM debuted on the list and is featured this year at number 89, showcasing the company’s stability and consistency as one of Africa’s growth champions.

Commenting on the development, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of BHM, Ayeni Adekunle, remarked, “The incredible support from our clients and partners across the world has been instrumental in our growth.

“This recognition is further validation of our strategic vision and our ambition to build the first truly global communications services company with African roots.”

The firm’s Executive Director, Femi Falodun, was quoted as saying, “This is a testament to the hard work of our people and the incredible support we’ve enjoyed from partners and clients.”

Originally founded in Lagos in 2006 by Ayeni, a former journalist, BHM has, over the years, solidified its position as a leading communications and public relations consultancy in Africa.

The company currently has a staff strength of about 100 professionals operating in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and across Africa, as well as in England, Scotland and the United States.

Its client roster includes Heineken, MTN, MultiChoice and The Macallan.

The Africa Editor of FT, David Pilling, stated, “The FT ranking highlights the growing strength and innovation of African businesses.”

He remarked, “BHM has distinguished itself, displaying fast growth, made even more impressive having achieved it during the years of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Beyond its core business of marketing communications, public relations and reputation management, BHM actively invests in the African PR landscape.

The company advocates for World PR Day, an initiative that has gained recognition and acceptance in over 60 countries and is celebrated every year on July 16th.

BHM’s commitment to the continent also extends to research and thought leadership projects, including a report on the cost-of-living crisis impacting the African diaspora in the UK, as well as the Africa PR and Communications Industry report.

“Our mission is to serve clients across the African continent and globally,” said Ayeni. “Every recognition we receive along the way strengthens our resolve to succeed. We have an unwavering belief in the continent, its people, and the value we can bring to the world.”