Friday, 31 July 2009

Igbos on Twitter - Part 1

Adaku Okpi

Adaure Achumba

Amaka Igwe

Ambrose Ehirim


Ben Chijioke

Carman Ejogo

Carol Jiani

Chet Anekwe

Chidi Mokeme

Chido Nwangwu

Chikezie Eze

Chinedum Ndukwe

Chinwe Uwatse

Chioma Ogwuegbu

Chuka Umunna

Dawn Okoro

Dr Uchenna Okoye

Ekene Ijeoma

Emeka Okafor

Ifeanyi Chijindu

Ifeyinwa Nzerem

Ijeoma Njaka

Ike Ezekwugo

John Amaechi

Justin Chinyere

Kalvin Chinyere

Kele Okereke

Kizzi Nkwocha

Kriss Akabusi


Leo Ihenacho

Lewis Iwu

Linda Ikeji

Loy Okezie

Martin Offiah

Naeto C

Ndidi Nnoli Edozien

Nena Kalu Ogba

Ngozi Obigwe

Ngozi Odita

Nkechi Mildred Nwosu-igbo

Nnamdi Asomugha

Nnedi Okorafor

Nneka Egbuna

Nneka Hurley

Nnenna Nwakanma

Obi Asika

Obiageli Ezekwesili

Oguchi Onyewu

Oluchi Onweagba

Onyeka Ibe

Osi Umenyiora

Pamela Mojekwu

Pat Utomi

Philip Emeagwali

Regina Agu

Rita Dominic

Stephanie Okereke

Uche Eze

Uche Nworah

Uche Ogbuji

Ugo Monye

Vera Ezimora

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Azuh Arinze

Azuh Arinze is the editor of Encomium Magazine.

Azuh Arinze hails from Azia in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State. He attended Township Primary School, Nsukka, Enugu State, and Victoria Island Secondary School Lagos. He has an OND in Mass communication from OSISATHEC Polytechnic and a HND in Mass Communication from IMT, Enugu.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Mbonu Ojike

Eleanor Roosevelt (l), with Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe (c) and Mbonu Ojike (r)

Ojike was a man of high intellect. An iconoclast and rights activist. Mbonu Ojike took his politics from the angle of persecution and fought his battles with elevated elocution. He was the pride of the East, whose burning desire was freedom, from colonial clutches. He spoke with passion and deep from the heart. He was the boycott king, who relished in passive resistance made popular by the late Mahatma Ghandi.

Like America’s Martin Luther King, whose “I have a dream” treatise still resonates round the world four decades after his brutal killing, Ojike is best known for his “boycott the boycottables” theory. But it was not just a mere theory. He personally practicalised it by adopting native names, clothes, food, wife, etc. He lived his dream to the fullest, enjoining others to emulate him in the psychological battle against while rule. He passed on in 1956.

Osi Umenyiora

Ositadinma "Osi" Umenyiora born November 16, 1981 in Golders Green, London, England is an American football defensive end in the National Football League for the New York Giants. Umenyiora is one of three British born players to have won a Super Bowl ring, joining Scott McCready and Giants teammate Lawrence Tynes.

Umenyiora was born in London to Nigerian parents. His family moved back to Nigeria and later to Auburn, Alabama, where he started playing football in high school.

He attended Auburn High School, the same school attended by fellow Troy State alum and current Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Demarcus Ware, as well as former Washington Redskins linebacker Marcus Washington.

He currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia and Edgewater, New Jersey.

Monday, 27 July 2009

Onyeka Ibe

Onyeka Ibe was born in Anambra State, Nigeria and now lives in Atlanta, Ga. He has been described by the Atlanta Journal Constitution as one of the most exciting young painters to emerge from Sub-Saharan Africa since the 1990’s.

Encouraged by his father, a painter himself, Ibe was introduced as a child to drawing and taught how to observe and take note of things that inspired him. He achieved youthful success at the age of 16 when he first exhibited his work at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Lagos, Nigeria. He later graduated from the University of Benin in Nigeria with First Class Honors in Fine Arts

Since graduating Ibe has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Mexico, South America and Europe exhibiting his work, participating in seminars and fine art workshops, and looking for inspiration in the geography and cultures of the world. Recognition for the artist’s work has led to his membership in prestigious art organizations such as the “Portrait Society of America”, The African American for the Arts” and the “Quinlan Visual Art Center” in Georgia. Ibe, who is always willing to share his gift and passion for art with others, occasionally invites college students of fine art to his Atlanta studio to study and learn his technique and style.