Category Archives: African Profiles

Former Nigeria’s Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Receive National Honors From Two Countries

Former Nigeria's Minister of Finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Honored By Presidents of Two Countries

Recently, His Excellency President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) , and Her Excellency, President Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia conferred respective National Honors of their countries Côte d'Ivoire and Liberia on Former two terms Finance Minister of Nigeria (2003-2006, 2011-2015)...

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Profile: Pearlena Igbokwe, First Ibo-Nigerian/Black Woman To Head Universal Television

African Personality Profile: Pearlena Igbokwe, Media Television Entertainment Personality

Pearlena Igbokwe was named President, Universal Television in June 2016.  Most recently, she was Executive Vice President, Drama Development for NBC Entertainment. Prior to that, Igbokwe was Executive Vice President, Drama Programming for NBC Entertainment.

Previously, Igbokwe was Executive Vice President, Drama Development,...

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Profile & Introduction: Our Africa Bureau Chief – Tennyson Ogueri

With honor and excitement we introduce our Africa Bureau Chief, Mr. Tennyson Ogueri - renowned Journalist, Editor, & Media Consultant:

Tennyson Ogueri, a veteran journalist from Imo State, Nigeria commenced his journalism career after graduation from Daily Times JOURNALISM Institute and Nigeria institute of journalism in 1986. After his internship with the New Nigerian...

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Jude Uzodinma Iheoma

PROFILE: Dr. Jude Uzodinma Iheoma (Phd), is an administrator, educator, doctor, bureaucrat, community advocate, and humanitarian.

Jude Uzodinma Iheoma was born August 1, 1956 to Mr.& Mrs. John Iheoma of Umuosoehi Oboama, Ezinihitte Mbaise, Imo State. After his Secondary School education at Oraifite Grammar and Obizi High School respectively, he proceeded to...

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Genevieve Nnaji

PROFILE: Genevieve Nnaji is an actress, singer, & humanitarian,

Genevieve Nnaji started her acting career as a child actress in the then-popular television soap opera "Ripples" at the age of 8. She was also featured in several commercials, some of which included Pronto beverage and Omo detergent. In 1998, at the age...

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Salif Keïta

PROFILE: Salif Keita is an Afro-pop singer, songwriter

Salif Keïta, (the long-time ambassador of Malian music) born August 25, 1949 is an afro-pop singer-songwriter from Mali. He is unique not only because of his reputation as the "Golden Voice of Africa" but because he has albinism and is a direct descendant of...

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Mosunmola Abudu (Mo Abudu)

PROFILE: Mosunmola Abudu is a media personality, TV producer, talk show host, entrepreneur, & human resources management consultant.

“If you CAN think it …you CAN do it!” Talk about “words speaking volumes”, this catchy phrase aptly sums up the life, personality and achievements of Mosunmola Abudu – more popularly know as ‘Mo...

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Oliver Oscar Mbamara

PROFILE: Oliver Oscar Mbamara, is an attorney, filmmaker, actor, writer, & poet.

Background and Legal Career: Oliver Oscar Mbamara started writing and acting while pursuing a legal career in Nigeria before moving to the United States where he was also admitted to the bar. He subsequently became an Admin Judge for the...

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Jane Maluka

PROFILE: Jane Maluka, is a singer, songwriter, composer, guitarist, producer, voice healer, & humanitarian

JANE MALUKA is a Danish Artist Musician, Visionary, Spiritual Teacher & Healer. Conventional professional backgrounds as a trilingual correspondent with experience in international corporate businesses, PA management, teacher in Danish as foreign language, co-owner of independent food business,...

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Marie Claudine Mukamabano

PROFILE: Marie Claudine Mukamabano is a humanitarian, event organizer, artist, and poet

Marie Claudine MUKAMABANO, a Rwandan genocide orphan survivor, has received recognition from The Assembly of State of New York on May 2011 on the occasion of the Africa Day Celebration for turning a life of hardship into one of leadership...

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Sylvester Okere

PROFILE: Dr. Sylvester Okere is an Administrator, Campaign Manager, Community Activist and Speaker

Sylvester Okere, D.D, happily married and blessed with three treasured children, migrated with his wife and daughter to the United States in 1999 through the US Diversity Visa Lottery and became an American citizen in 2004. He is the...

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Michael Adeniyi

PROFILE: Michael Adeniyi is a community activist, humanitarian, and administrator

Michael Adeniyi is a graduate of City University of New York – Hunter College, New York.  Michael is managing partner of SIMADEN Capital, LLC — a financial advisory, oil & gas, and real estate investment firm — which he co-founded.


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Michelle A. Mitchelle

PROFILE: Michelle A. Mitchell is an attorney, and associate of the International Trade Practice.

Ms. Michelle A. Mitchell received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center where she served as legislative counsel within the school’s Federal Legislative and Administrative Law Clinic developing policy and strategy on workplace flexibility issues and crafting federal...

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Patrick C. Wilson

PROFILE: Patrick C. Wilson is an administrator, international observer, trainer and speaker

Dr. Patrick C. Wilson serves as the Administrator of Blacks In Government (BIG) -Africa Partnerships Secretariat (BAPS).

BAPS overall mission involves providing African governments, public and private sectors, with infrastructure export-ready tools and train-the- trainer programs essential for the...

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Hilary Beckles

Sir Hilary Beckles is a professor, historian, author, and consultant

Professor Sir Hilary Beckles was born in Barbados in 1955.

He attended secondary school in Barbados and Birmingham in the U K. He received his higher education in the United Kingdom. He graduated with a BA (Hons) degree in Economic...

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Michael Blake

PROFILE: Michael Blake is a pastor, politician, associate producer, consultant, and campaign manager

Michael Alexander Blake, born in The Bronx, NY with a heart murmur on Christmas Day, is named after two historic Jamaican public servants – Michael Manley and Alexander Bustamante. This beginning probably explains his foundation of faith, politics and...

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