Friday, 31 July 2009

Igbos on Twitter - Part 1



Adaku Okpi
http://twitter.com/adakuokpi

Adaure Achumba
http://twitter.com/adaure

Amaka Igwe
http://twitter.com/AISStudios

Ambrose Ehirim
http://twitter.com/AEhirim

Basketmouth
http://twitter.com/Basketmouth2009

Ben Chijioke
http://twitter.com/tymusic

Carman Ejogo
http://twitter.com/carmenejw

Carol Jiani
http://twitter.com/boolate

Chet Anekwe
http://twitter.com/bashari

Chidi Mokeme
http://twitter.com/chidimokeme

Chido Nwangwu
http://twitter.com/chido247

Chikezie Eze
http://twitter.com/CHIKEZIE_EZE

Chinedum Ndukwe
http://twitter.com/ndukwe

Chinwe Uwatse
http://twitter.com/CyndyNte

Chioma Ogwuegbu
http://twitter.com/africanceleb

Chuka Umunna
http://twitter.com/ChukaUmunna

Dawn Okoro
http://twitter.com/dawnokoro

Dr Uchenna Okoye
http://twitter.com/londonsmiling

Ekene Ijeoma
http://twitter.com/eneke

Emeka Okafor
http://twitter.com/emeka_okafor

Ifeanyi Chijindu
http://twitter.com/ifeanyichi

Ifeyinwa Nzerem
http://twitter.com/Ifeyfitness

Ijeoma Njaka
http://twitter.com/ijeomanjaka

Ike Ezekwugo
http://twitter.com/diversity09

John Amaechi
http://twitter.com/meech13

Justin Chinyere
http://twitter.com/JCXappeal

Kalvin Chinyere
http://twitter.com/drkal

Kele Okereke
http://twitter.com/thisisblocparty

Kizzi Nkwocha
http://twitter.com/kizzinkwocha

Kriss Akabusi
http://twitter.com/krissakabusi

lemar
http://twitter.com/officiallemar

Leo Ihenacho
http://twitter.com/Leoihenacho

Lewis Iwu
http://twitter.com/lewisiwu

Linda Ikeji
http://twitter.com/lindaikeji

Loy Okezie
http://twitter.com/StartUpsNigeria


Martin Offiah
http://twitter.com/martinoffiah

Naeto C
http://twitter.com/naetoc

Ndidi Nnoli Edozien
http://twitter.com/Nnoli

Nena Kalu Ogba
http://twitter.com/nenajanek

Ngozi Obigwe
http://twitter.com/ngeeo

Ngozi Odita
http://twitter.com/haelifestyle

Nkechi Mildred Nwosu-igbo
http://twitter.com/nkechinwosuigbo

Nnamdi Asomugha
http://twitter.com/asomugha

Nnedi Okorafor
http://twitter.com/nnedi

Nneka Egbuna
http://twitter.com/nnekaworld

Nneka Hurley
http://twitter.com/nnekasaran

Nnenna Nwakanma
http://twitter.com/nnenna

Obi Asika
http://twitter.com/Obiasika

Obiageli Ezekwesili
http://twitter.com/obyezeks

Oguchi Onyewu
http://twitter.com/Gooch_

Oluchi Onweagba
http://twitter.com/OLUCHI1

Onyeka Ibe
http://twitter.com/ibestudio

Osi Umenyiora
http://twitter.com/osiumenyiora

Pamela Mojekwu
http://twitter.com/pamoja60660

Pat Utomi
http://twitter.com/utomi2011

Philip Emeagwali
http://twitter.com/Emeagwali

Regina Agu
http://twitter.com/supernova_star

Rita Dominic
http://twitter.com/ritaUdominic

Stephanie Okereke
http://twitter.com/stephokereke

Uche Eze
http://twitter.com/bellanaija

Uche Nworah
http://twitter.com/nworah

Uche Ogbuji
http://twitter.com/uogbuji

Ugo Monye
http://twitter.com/deuscorona

Vera Ezimora
http://twitter.com/Verastic

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.