Writer of the Week

Saturday, 31 December 2011 02:47

Abi Adegboye Ph.D

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Abi Adegboye Ph.D is an educator, motivational speaker, coach, and social entrepreneur. She focuses on leadership, vision building, writing, and success strategies and believes there is greatness inside each of us. She is the author of Butterfly, a picture book, Reflections on Nigerian Christianity, a social commentary, Wanna B Prez? 10 Life Strategies from President Barack Obama's Journey to the White House, and co-author of Owanbe! Yoruba Celebrations of Life. In 2007, she founded Africhild, Inc to provide educational resources to Africa's children because she believes an educated Africa is a better Africa. Website: www.abiadegboye.com
Monday, 26 December 2011 13:54

Adeyinka Makinde

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Adeyinka Makinde trained for the law. He is a contributor to various websites on topics such as boxing, history, music and culture. His first book, Dick Tiger: The Life and Times of a Boxing Immortal was published in 2005. His latest offering is Jersey Boy: The Life and Mob Slaying of Frankie DePaula which was released in 2010. Author of JERSEY BOY: The Life and Mob Slaying of Frankie DePaula More than just a book about boxing, Adeyinka Makinde's JERSEY BOY: The Life and Mob Slaying of Frankie DePaula, is a portrait of the social and cultural mores of the…
Thursday, 22 December 2011 05:42

Femi Ajayi Ph.D

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Femi Ajayi was born in Obboland, Ekiti Local Government, Kwara State, Nigeria. After his Elementary Education he moved to Ilorin where he attended Bishop Smith Memorial Teacher's College, and College of Education. He spent his adult life, attending Schools and Teaching in Ilorin before moving to the United States of America. He is an Executive Director, Office of Secretary of State, Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to that he worked with the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus, Atlanta, Georgia as a Legislative Consultant. During his tenure with the GLBC, he successfully co-developed three major projects for the GLBC: Peach State Black Tourism Association;…
Saturday, 17 December 2011 04:05

La Vonda Staples

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She is an adjunct professor of African American history who has taught children, adults, community college students and university students as well. She has undergraduate degree in psychology as well as additional study in history and international studies that fuelled the research she took as a graduate student in contemporary European history. On first glance one would assume that her area of concentration is Europe. It isn't. She is fully focused on Europe as starting point for study of colonialism, colonization, Trans-Atlantic slavery, the American slave system and African American culture and life. Click the link for her articles: http://chatafrik.com/component/k2/itemlist/user/148-lavondarstaples.html…
Friday, 09 December 2011 08:57

Chido Onumah

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Chido Onumah holds an MA in journalism from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He was Director of Africa Programme, Panos Institute, Washington, DC, and former Assistant Editor of Third World Network's African Agenda magazine. He has worked as a journalist in Nigeria, Ghana, and Canada. He has been involved for more than a decade in media training for professional journalists as well as promoting media and information literacy in Africa. He is currently coordinator of the African Centre for Media & Information Literacy (AFRICMIL), Abuja, Nigeria. AFRICMIL is a pan-African centre dedicated to a new vision of media and…
Thursday, 24 November 2011 11:16

Akintokunbo Adejumo

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Akintokunbo Adejumo, M Sc., ACIH, MCMI, a social and political commentator on Nigerian issues, lives and works in London, UK as a housing professional. He is a graduate of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria (1979) and University of Manitoba, Canada (1985). He is also the Coordinator of CHAMPIONS FOR NIGERIA, an organisation devoted to celebrating genuine progress, excellence, commitment, selfless and unalloyed service to Nigeria and the people of Nigeria
Monday, 14 November 2011 17:34

Patrick Iroegbu, Ph.D

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Patrick Iroegbu is a social and cultural medical anthropologist. Research interests bother on African medicine, particularly Igbo medicine and culture as well as gender and development discourses. He is a published author of books and articles. Dr. Iroegbu contributes articles and social commentaries to several websites and is therefore present in the cyberwave.
Friday, 28 October 2011 13:51

Emmanuel Franklyne Ogbunwezeh, Ph.D

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Franklyne Ogbunwezeh was born in Nigeria and currently lives in Germany. He also attended seminary in Italy for 4 years. Mr. Ogbunwezeh is currently working on a Ph.D. in Social Ethics and Economics. His book "The Tragedy of a Tribe: The Grand Conspiracy Against Ndigbo and the Igbo Quest for Integration in Nigeria" was published in 2004. "Shots at Immortality: Immortalizing Igbo Excellence" and "The Scandal of Poverty in Africa: Reinventing a Role for Social Ethics in Confronting the Socio-economic and Political Challenges of Africa of the Third Millennium" will be published in 2005. Additionally, Mr. Ogbunwezeh published dozens of…
Friday, 14 October 2011 03:32

Akin Awofolaju Ph.D

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As a corporate executive with extensive fortune 100 corporate background both in personal and corporate business. Dr Awofolaju is a management guru, managed many organizations in leadership capacity. His company is one of the leading Leadership Development, Training and Executive Educational Programs in Tri States Area. He is an American Board Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Executive Leadership Development educator, Certified Strategy Planner and also a Strategic Thinking Expert. He has been a top ranked Human Capital Engineering Resources & Leadership Development for executive educational industries in NY/NJ Regions for three consecutive years and also leadership development expert for the fortune…
Thursday, 13 October 2011 18:20

Ozodi Osuji Ph.D

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Ozodi Thomas Osuji is from Imo State, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD from UCLA. He taught at a couple of Universities and decided to go back to school and study psychology. Thereafter, he worked in the mental health field and was the Executive Director of two mental health agencies. He subsequently left the mental health environment with the goal of being less influenced by others perspectives, so as to be able to think for himself and synthesize Western, Asian and African perspectives on phenomena. Dr Osuji’s goal is to provide us with a unique perspective, one that is not strictly…