ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, PASTOR IRUH BASED IN THE NETHERLANDS -PUBLISHER & EDITOR IN CHIEF OF THE VOICE MAGAZINE

Pastor Ndubuisi Elvis Iruh, is a trained journalist, the Publisher and Editor in Chief  of the Voice magazine. He is an ordained minister of the gospel. He was born on 9th  April 1965. Pastor Iruh had a humble yet adventurous beginning masterminded by a very discipline and no nonsense father who emphasized on education.

After completing both his primary and secondary school education, his choice of becoming a journalist overruled every other ambition of his father who wanted him to become a Doctor. His passion for journalism took him to Nigeria Institute of Journalism; Lagos where he graduated in 1991 and ever since he has grown in size and status as his CV would attest.

He has worked round the media field as a newsroom correspondent, sports correspondent, features writer, newspaper Editor, co-publisher and finally publishing his own magazine in The Netherlands, The Voice magazine which started on August 12th 1999.

The adventure into publishing the Voice magazine was simply because on his arrival in the Netherlands from Germany in September 1996, he discovered that there was absolutely nothing for the African community in terms of expressing themselves or understanding the social-cultural nature of their new homeland. He decided that what the African Diaspora in the Netherlands needed was A VOICE to showcase their lives and activities to a foreign audience that was suspicious to say the least of the so called “unknown Africans”.

The birth of the Voice magazine gave not just a voice to the Africans in The Netherlands but added a face to them and gave them a full life. Today, events and activities of Africans in The Netherlands and in extension Africans in the Diaspora are reported and covered by the magazine.

He has consistently published each month starting from a modest 500 copies of the magazine to a monthly circulation of 100,000 copies across 30 countries around the world until in 2016 when he decided to make it a digital online monthly publications the global trend demanded. Its reach has grown and expanded around the world.

He has affected the lives of many Africans in the Diaspora, with this publication and made a success of it by helping other Africans to dare aspire to go into publishing in The Netherlands. Today, there are seven other African oriented publications, several radio and television stations in the Netherlands and many more will come on board in the future despite the economic difficulties around the globe.

 

He is a holder of Advance Diploma in Mass Communication (University of Lagos); a Diploma in Journalism (Nigeria Institute of Journalism) with specialization on Broadcast and Print Journalism.

He attended Victory Outreach International School of Ministry (VOSOM) graduating with Pastoral license degree. He has subsequently done other ministerial trainings withvarious certificates.

Pastor Elvis Iruh is a passionate person with love for sports as he played football, table tennis and badminton at his youthful years and he loves to read, write and travel.

 

He is the Author and publisher of the book; “KASIMAWO LALOKO: A FOOTBALL VOYAGE (A biography)”. And he has twice contributed to other publications like “People Building Peace” (35 Inspiring stories from Around the World) published by European Centre for Conflict Prevention in co-operation with IFOR and the Coexistence Initiative of State of the World Forum. He is a former lecturer at the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam and guest lecturer at Leiden University at the department of Multi-Cultural Studies.

He has received several recognitions for his contribution to community development; notably the Amsterdam Bible College award; the government of the Republic of the Gambia recognition through its mission in The Netherlands, the Nigerian Mission in Ukraine, Bulgaria, various church organizations, the Kenyan Government for community service in that country and in The Netherlands among others and themedia fraternity in the Netherlands, Germany and United Kingdom. He has received several Ambassadorial recognitions, being a Goodwill Ambassador to the Maasai Community in Kenya and recognized as a Maasai Moran (Maasai Warrior/Elder).

Other awards and recognition includes the following:

 

  1. Community Service Award, Amsterdam, 2012
  2. Goodwill Ambassador to Maasai Community from Kenya as a Maasai Moran,

2012

  1. MBE Improver Award & Goodwill Ambassador for Black European

Scholarship Pageant, Amsterdam, 2013

  1. Award as God’s Agent of Change & Restoration, Uganda, 2014
  2. NEU Awards as Publisher of the Year, Spain, 2014
  3. African Diaspora Merits Award, Amsterdam, 2014
  4. African Media partnership Award, Germany, 2015
  5. Friendship Award, Nigeria, Amsterdam 2016
  6. Leadership Service Award, The Gambia, 2016

10.Nollywood Media Supporter in Europe Award, Germany, 2017

  1. Nigeria Diaspora Global Hall of Fame – London, 2018

 

  1. Ambassador of Hope recognition by UK Gulf Center for Studies & Business in

support of Therapeutic Diet Initiative to help children suffering from autism,

2018

He makes his services available to any organization or institution that may require him either as a conference speaker, seminar moderator, workshop organizer, debate contributor and any other things he is able to do within his knowledge and God’s giving wisdom. With his latest recognition, the Dubai based organization expects himto use his ambassadorial title to facilitate his function; working and raising awarenessfor autism children in Africa with kick off in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Pastor Ambassador Elvis Iruh is a family man married to Sandra Iruh-Monsels; theyhave two beautiful daughters, Deborah Iruh (19) and Esther Iruh (16). And twoadopted children, Risper Isioma Membo (33) and Anthony Ouma Iruh (30), bothbased in Kenya.

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HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE MANHOOD ACADEMY FOR BOYS ?

The MANHOOD ACADEMY for boys is a community based company committed to offering young men between the ages of 8 – 12 years (pre-teens), 13 – 19 years (teens) and 19 – 25 years, life changing transformational workshops.

This programme is 100% focused on helping our young people (8-25year olds) make the challenging transition from adolescence to adulthood.

Our unique ‘rites of passage’ programme is a fusion of mentoring and transformational coaching encompassing:

  • Transformative workshops.
  • Mentoring – which includes ensuring our young leaders receive intensive one-to-one life coaching and support from volunteers and coaches.
  • A life changing ‘Coming of Age’ rites of passage ceremony.

 

 

Through our ‘rites of passage’ programme we:

 

 

  • Teach our boys about manhood
  • Expose our young leaders to images of positivity and responsibility.
  • Become more empathetic towards community issues, encouraging them to become active and responsible citizens.
  • Create tangible goals that are in direct relation to their value system, passions and expectations.
  • Understand their most powerful weapon is at their disposal; and having the ability to communicate effectively is the key to unlock that power
  • Better understand themselves and the world around them.
  • Respect and practice materialising their dreams, future and their potential.
  • Understand that with confidence and a powerful sense of self, they have won every battle, even before they have started. We want our young leaders to be balanced.
  • Have a vivid vision of what they want from life and the steps necessary to get there; we want our boys to become unstoppable, focused and iconic!

 

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GET TO LEARN THE YORUBA LANGUAGE IN LONDON WITH BROTHER KOLA

Come and learn the ancestral tongue of Yoruba Language in 2019

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KENYA IN THE PARK CELEBRATES 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY ON SAT 27TH AND SUN 28TH JULY 2019, DO NOT MISS IT

#Kenyaandfriendsinthepark NEXT YEAR WE ARE CELEBRATING OUR 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY AND TO SHOW OUR APPRECIATION @kenyaintheparkuk KENYA & FRIENDS IN THE PARK WILL BE HELD ON 2 DAYS SAT 27TH AND SUN 28TH JULY 2019 Date to Save.! #Kenya#Africa #eastafrica #westafrica #northafrica#southafrica

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ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, SOLOMON OMORUYI (TUBRAIN) PERFORMING ARTIST BASED IN GERMANY

Solomon Tu Brain Omoruyi, artist name Tu Brain, was born in 1986 Omoruyi of Edo State in Nigeria.

From young age his musical talent was positively influencing and directing the royal orchestra and choir. Growing up with sweet whistling early-morning-birds and the various sounds of nature, to him the rhythm of the earth and life, deeply raise his natural talent. After graduating from  university, his life mission to become a popular musician has led him to become an afro beat singer, songwriter and performer.

In 2010 Tu Brain successfully released his first solo album titled Papa-Mama in Nigeria. In 2014 he travelled to establish his music career in Europe. Also started promoting African Culture in diaspora. In 2015 he won the title ,,The Best Male Artist Of The Year” at Diaspora Night Award, Germany. In 2018 he won the title ,,Afro Beat Artist” at Gala Night Award, Germany. You can meet and listen to him all over the world, on social media, radio, on TV, also live in concert.

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HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT JJIMP ENTERTAINMENT IN BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

JJIMP Entertainment is a leading Belfast-UK-based entertainment, event management and planning outfit founded May 2015. Our major goal is to create epoch-making events with a midas torch.

We are known as a one-stop event shop with an extensive pool and network of top event vendors across the world. JJIMP Entertainment owns a reputation for innovative concepts and designs, attention to detail, experienced and passionate staff base and good customer relations.

Our service delivery is based on passion. We take our time to understand our customers’ ideals from which we then base our operational approach. This level of customization and flexibility in the way we do business with our customers helps us to achieve customer satisfaction.

JJIMP Entertainment delivers its services through J’D Events and Ariya Promotions. It is adept in promoting both established and up-coming musical and recording artists, cultural performers and disc jockeys. JJIMP Entertainment houses a roster of producers, disc jockeys and artists and is into partnership with a lot of promoters in United State, England, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland etc.

JJIMP Entertainment passionately specialises in organising corporate dinners and awards, galas, fashion shows, parties, board retreats, conventions, seminars and grand opening celebrations. Its annual Christmas’ Winter Wonderland and Valentine’s La Saint Valentin dinners are places to be during these festive periods in Belfast. We use these corporate dinners to celebrate people and to elevate people’s social lives. It is in our tradition to award individuals, organisations and companies who have done exceedingly well in their areas of specialty.

Our social events and dinners have carved a niche for themselves and are usually Grand Ceremonies that attract the who-is-who in Belfast and its environs. Ariya Promotions (A.K.A Mr. Ariya) is an entertainment outfit which specialises in promoting cultural and indigenous music and is aimed at taking entertainment to its zenith.

We focus on bringing African cultural and indigenous musicians, who have left indelible marks in their different genre of African music, to Northern Ireland with the aim of promoting their music and this will also afford Africans and local people in Northern Ireland the opportunity to enjoy their live performances. We have brought several African indigenous musicians to Belfast. Some of them include: Wonderboy Solek, Sunny Melody, Yinka Melody Maker, Makola Mambo, Anjola King Bravo Leo, BJ Tempo, Lagosboy (Mega Michael) etc.

Our Services

  1. Event Management and Planning
  2. Dinners, Awards and Gala Nights
  3. Conferences, Seminars and Launching
  4. Birthday
  5. Graduation Party
  6. Wedding
  7. Kids’ Parties/Fun-day
  8. Celebration of life
  9. Concerts
  10. Promotions/Marketing
  11. Carnival/Festivals
  12. Fashion Show
  13. Picnics
  14. Holidays/Leisure/Picnic

 

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AFRICAN UNION DAY TO TAKE PLACE IN DORTMUND, GERMANY IN MAY

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The African Union DAY 2019 celebrations shall be taking place in Dortmund, Germany on the 24th and the 25th of May at Fussball Museum in Dortmund, Germany.   This is an event you cannot afford to miss

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