ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, HENRY AMADIEGWU, FOUNDER OF AFRICAN CHILD & YOUTH EMPOWERMENT FOUNDATION

Henry Amadiegwu

Henry is the founder and Executive Chair of African Child and Youth Empowerment Foundation (AFRICYEF), www.africyef.org, a UK based charity actively involved in supporting poor African children and youths acquire basic education. AFRICYEF currently supports more than 500 African pupils back to school, providing them with books, writing materials and school uniforms. The charity provides computers and laptops to both schools and students in Africa, grants scholarships to less-privileged and indigent African children and also supports the Future Leaders Orphanage in Nigeria.

Henry is a seasoned Head of IT/Global IT Manager, Change and Transformation professional with over 17 years’ experience in a wide range of sectors and industries including banking, education, retail, concierge, leisure, charity, FinTech, logistics and transport.

He has been active in community development, particularly in Nigeria, London and Essex; actively involved in nurturing and mentoring young people, volunteered at the London 2012 Olympics. Henry served as children teacher in the church and also a member of Barking and Dagenham Residents Urban Development Forum (RUDF).

Henry is passionate about young people and education and he holds a BSc degree in Computer Science and Mathematics and an MBA in Business Management. He also supports many other charities and is a co-founder of Inspiring Women Network.

Henry is happily married and blessed with 3 brilliant children.

 

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TONT TOKUNBO ETEKA FERNANDEZ, AT YOUR SERVICE IN THE MONTH OF AUGUST

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WELCOME TO THE MONTH OF AUGUST,

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ADIRE HERITAGE FESTIVAL, FREEDOM PARK, LAGOS, 7TH-9TH OF SEPTEMBER, AN EVENT YOU CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS

ADIRE is an indigo dyed fabric which is an inherited cultural root and Heritage that has been passed from generations, and maintained in the presence.

It is a Bestowed heritage for the perquisite of the generations of the south western People of the West African country Nigeria. An ancient textile which has significantly retained its relevance from inception up till date

ADIRE is Culture and culture refers fully to the cumulative deposit of knowledge, experience, beliefs, values, art, moral and law.

Culture is the way and life of a people that is able to generate for them assets and wealth through the application of their given skill, a means by which many switch their skills into entrepreneurship tools of which they have found extremely enjoyable.

 

ADIRE heritage festival is a brand initiative of Iroko Event International. Iroko is a brand which came to play has a body which addictively Foster and promote the African culture to the Africans and non-African People in Diaspora.

ADIRE from its inception is a Festival that actively encourage the essence of unity, Self-love and loyalty to one’s Origin. It discovers and identifies with talent and interests while expanding awarness and employment opportunities among Nigerian youths and women, and also generating income for the Nigerian Nation through Tourism.

It Links indigenous entrepreneurs to funding and Growth enhancement support from the UK and Members of British African Alliance while attracting Diasporan investors .

 

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE EVENT

  1. Exhibition
  2. Fashion show
  3. Bazaar
  4. Talking Drum
  5. Concert
  6. Awards
  7. Kids play houses
  8. Black doll (children and family)
  9. Seminar (also see www.irokoevents.com)

 

 

 

EVENT VENUE

FREEDOM PARK LAGOS

1, Hospital Road, Old Prison Ground, Broad Street Lagos State.

EVENT DATE

The ADIRE Heritage Festival is set to hold from the 7th-9th September, 2017

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POETRY CORNER, “THIS MAN OF OSAYE”, WRITTEN BY KENNETH CHRISTIE – ATITI

THIS MAN OF OSAYE

there was a certain man of Osaye
who loved to dance,
and dance he would
to the forest of eni’karo:
this man of Osaye

he so loved to dance
that one day he met erhimwin’otor
beyond the far post
of aguedion:
this man of Osaye

there the spirits
danced with him
there the winds swayed
to his swift feet

this man of Osaye

and birds vomited
rhythmic shadows
as the grounds bent
to the gaily steps
of him who joined
the winds at will

this man of Osaye

the man danced and danced
and became the dance
and the spirit,
who once taken
stayed like breezing breath

this man of Osaye

he had drank from winds
and smoky pathways
where he sweetly left again
to farming lands
as he continued to roar dust
and unseen steps
from his warring feet
then unknown

this man of Osaye

and who says
when we pour libations,
only the ancestors lick their mouths
in anticipation
-of dying deities
and beggarly elements?

he had died
by the dance of the spirits:
this man of Osaye
he had drank
from the libation spot
where the dead
drum for the living
to openly dance
in the swinging automatics
of incomplete cowries
and fated ends:
this man of Osaye

he had become
a thundering lion
to only followed
the spirits’ dance away:
this man of Osaye

and at the hunter’s
aiming shout,
the dance became
a predator-god
who wears
the spirit’s mask
with this man of Osaye

and he lurched
at the threshing floor
from the willing hand
of the palm-wine’s blood:
this man of Osaye
when he sank
like shadow’s thread
in sweat’s pretense
of tricky coutre-passing
through same holes
of broken shells
and whiskers pulled:
this man of Osaye

for he had come
face to face
with the drying milk
from many mortal breasts
still in his dance of spirits

this man of Osaye

-Kenneth Christie-Atiti.
©2017.

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MUSIC SPOTLIGHT, CELEBRATING THE MUSICAL LEGACY OLIVER MTUKUDZI FROM ZIMBABWE

Mtukudzi began performing in 1977 when he joined the Wagon Wheels, a band which featured Zimbabwean legend Thomas Mapfumo. Their single, “Dzandimomotera,” went gold and Tuku’s first album followed, which was also a major success. Mtukudzi is also a contributor to Mahube, Southern Africa’s ‘supergroup’.

With his husky voice, he has become the most recognized voice to emerge from Zimbabwe and onto the international scene and he has earned a devoted following across Africa and beyond. A member of Zimbabwe’s KoreKore tribe, he sings in the nation’s dominant Shona language along with Ndebele and English. He also incorporates elements of different musical traditions, giving his music a distinctive style, known to fans as “Tuku Music”. Mtukudzi has had a number of tours around the world. He has been on several tours in the UK, USA and Canada to perform for large audiences.

Unlike Mapfumo, Mtukudzi has refrained from directly criticizing the repressive government of President Robert Mugabe, perhaps because he still lives in the country. However, some of his most emotive hits prodded the aging authoritarian ruler, including “Ndakuvara,” which bemoans the political violence engineered by Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party and “Wasakara (You Are Getting Old),” which most Zimbabweans took as a direct plea for Mugabe to retire.

He is the father of five children and has two grandchildren, two of whom are also musicians.

 

SOURCE – FACEBOOK FAN PAGE

 

 

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THE AFRO BUSINESS EXPO 2017, HILTON, CANARY WHARF, 13TH OF SEPTEMBER, DO NOT MISS THIS

The Afro Business Exposition (ABE) is an annual conference that brings African businesses to the United Kingdom to expand their horizons and meet potential partners and international investors. SMEs are a viable foundation to ensure that the African economic renaissance is sustainable.

For businesses who know their vested interests lie in international trade, this is the platform for you.

The ABE is not a talk shop, since 2014, it has resulted in over $500M worth of investments in energy and agriculture.

Ngozi Fakeye, Program Director of Afro Business Expo says, ’Africa has vast opportunities, from our arable lands to the bourgeoning well educated population;

We are poised to shed the image of war and strife to shine as a beacon of economic renaissance. We intend be open and ready for British business who see Brexit as an opportunity to expand their horizons’.

The Afro Business Expo is a bridge that gives direct access to an international market and opens a world of funding and support.

For more information – please go to the website http://www.afrobusinessexpo.com

For the latest updates – please like Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/afrobusinessexpo and follow us on Twitter: @afrobizexpo

We look forward to you being a part of the @afrobiexpo dialogue – so join in the conversation and we’ll see you at the event.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Ngozi Fakeye +44 7985188400 or email at info@afrobusinessexpo.com.

 

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ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK, MICHEAL OGUNSHOLA, ENTREPRENEUR, ACTIVIST, SOCIAL ANALYST & NATIONAL SECRETARY, INTERNATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL

Micheal, popularly called “Justice” is a young social entrepreneur, an advocate of good governance, gender equality and a stunt believer of True leadership.

He is the founder and pioneer president, “Justice Forum International”a non profit organisation promoting open societal ideas of integrity, Corrupt-free, transparency, decency,  respect for Humanity, Peaceful coexistence.

He’s the National Secretary of International Youth Council (a United Nation youth group promoting the idea and realization of the MDGs, SDGs and ensuring a global-unified voice among the youths) was honoured by the Commonwealth Youth Council as Electoral Marshal & Youth Ambassador in 2015. Nigerian representative at the 2016 African Union Chapter. Delegate 2016 African Youth Charter Drafting in Banjul, Gambia. He represents Nigeria @the African Union Chapter South-Africa 2016. Etc

Micheal a Right Activist and Social Analyst ensuring the liberation of his people via advocacy and sensitisation, working with Right organisations across Africa also involved in diverse youth activities around the world. He is a member of The Peace Ambassadors, a network of African fellow and supporters of Peace Globally, Human Development, Youth Empowerment, egalitarian leadership govern by equity, fairness and justice.

He is a voracious reader Who finds interest in the justice & Governance Sector. Micheal is the writer of the popular Newsletter, “Pool of Wisdom”
An erudite scholar and so honoured by Institute of Supervision & Leadership as an Associate Member of the Body in 2012. Full member of the Chartered Institute of Public Management and Diplomacy (CIPDM) . GIPM Hons Award of the Institutes of Public Management Nigeria 2012, “Man of the year Award” Helpers World International 2013.

He’s a member of the ECOWAS Youth Council, Commonwealth Youth Council, United Nation Youth Association UNYA-Nigeria etc Presently, he servers as the Majority Leader, NYAN (National Youth Assembly of Nigeria).
Micheal is a nominee parliamentarian of the ECOWAS Youth Parliament 2018 Assembly.

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MISSION STATEMENT
¤ To create a  reliant nation, Egalitarian society livable for all men of patriotic minds.
¤ To build corrupt free Society.
¤ To train Young persons across Africa to be patrotic Nation-Builders.

VISIÓN STATEMENT
Ensuring the youths attain her desired height globally by doing what I can, in the Best way I can, till I can’t.

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