Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Mildred Okwo



Mildred Okwo is a lawyer, artist, writer, manager, movie director and producer. She is also the producer of 30Days, a movie that took Nollywood by storm and opened to rave reviews and critical acclaim.

30 Days, produced by Mildred Okwo’s Native Lingua Films in association with Ego Boyo’s Temple Productions, explores the action-packed tensions that arise when very public officials start getting mysteriously executed.

Mildred who grew up in Enugu hails from Nsukka; her mother is from Mbaise in Imo State. She also manages Rita Dominic, Michael Ezuruonye and Ini Edo.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Kenneth Okolie



Kenneth (Right)

Kenneth was Nigeria’s representative at the 2010 Mr. World competition held in Korea. Kenneth Obinna Okolie who took the 2nd runner's-up position is a 25 year old graduate of Valley View University, Accra, Ghana.

He won the 2010 Mr. Nigeria competition which was organized by the Silverbird Entertainment Group and earned the right to represent Nigeria at the Mr. World competition which was held in Korea.

Mister World 2010, the 6th edition of the Mister World male pageant was held at Incheon, Korea. The competition began on March 11, 2010 and the final was held at Songdo Convensia on March 27, 2010. Over 17 days of competition, 74 delegates took part in a series of events that tested their strength, stamina, mental agility and determination to succeed in the face of adversity. Only the very best made it to the Live Stage Final where they were judged on their style, performance and star quality.

Source(s): BellaNaija, Linda Ikeji, Mr World 2010

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Ifeyinwa Aniebo



Ify Aniebo is currently a PhD student at the University of Oxford. She has a first degree in Medical Genetics from Queen Mary’s University, a MSc in Applied Bimolecular Technology from Nottingham University and has a scholarship from the Prince’s Trust.

Ify has worked at TDL Genetics, Mediserve, the Cambridge Antibody Technology (Medimmune), Illumina Inc , the Sanger Institute, Cambridge and the Wellcome-Oxford-WHO unit in Thailand. She has presented her research at leading malaria research conferences around the world.

Passionate about finding a cure to Malaria, her ambition is to discover a vaccine to the biggest killer disease in sub-Saharan Africa.

At the recent 2010 edition of the Future Awards, Ifeyinwa was named the Scientist of the Year and Future Awards most prestigious award - Young Person of the Year.

The Future Awards, described as Nigeria’s biggest youth event, is the flagship platform under The Future Project, which is an umbrella of youth development projects/programmes that seeks to empower young people and re-direct them towards adding value to themselves and society with strong, positive images/messages.

Source: BellaNaija

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Chioma Sideso



One to watch

Chioma is a Law graduate from university of Kent at Canterbury, England. She also holds an MBA from the University of Leicester England and a Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma (England) and Dip CII from the Chartered Institute of Insurance London.

She has over twelve years of experience and has worked in the financial service sector with several Insurance Companies such as Assicurazioni Generali, the Jardine Lloyd Thomson Group and other Multi-nationals including Barclays Bank Plc and Marks and Spencer Plc.

Chioma who hails from Item in Abia State is currently the President of ADIC Insurance, one of Nigeria's largest composite Insurance services providers.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Samuel Ejikeme Okoye



Professor Samuel Ejikeme Okoye (26 July 1939 – 18 November 2009) was a astrophysicist, born in Amawbia, Anambra State, Nigeria.

Okoye was a graduate of University of Cambridge, having earned a PhD in the study of Astrophysics defending a thesis regarding Radio Astronomy. Okoye was also a graduate of the University of London, having completed a B.Sc in Physics.

Samuel E. Okoye is best known as the co-discoverer of the Crab Nebula radio source now known to be a neutron star and as a former science columnist for The Guardian. He was a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science.

In 1975 , Okoye joined the staff at the University of Ibadan and in 1976 joined the University of Nigeria where he lectured in Physics and Astronomy and held a number of administrative posts, including Dean of the Faculty of Physical Sciences (1984–1986) and Acting Vice-Chancellor (July-August 1978).

Professor Okoye’s numerous scientific papers and publications span the ionosphere physics, solar physics, and the theory of extragalactic radio sources and cosmology. He also authored a monograph, Viable and Affordable Policy Objectives for a Nigerian Space Programme. He co-edited two books, Basic Science Development in Nigeria: Problems and Prospects, and The World at the Crossroads: Towards a Sustainable, Equitable and Livable World.

Apart from Nigeria, Professor Okoye also lectured in the Netherlands, the US, and the UK. From 1990 to 1993, he served as a visiting professor/senior research fellow at the Institute of Astronomy, and Fellow Commoner at Churchill College at the University of Cambridge.

He was a member of Nigeria’s official delegation to the United Nations Conference on Peaceful Uses of Space in Vienna, 1981 as well as a member of a panel charged in 1984 with producing an integrated energy policy for Nigeria. From 1986-1988, he was the chairman of the Board of Governors of the Awka campus of the Anambra University of Science and technology (ASUTECH).

Professor Okoye was a consultant to the United Nations on the development of space science and technology in developing countries (1979-1986).

Okoye died in London on 18 November 2009.

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Nneka Onyejekwe



Nneka Onyejekwe is an international volleyball player. She plays club volleyball for CSU Metal Galati – champions of Romania for the last three year and unquestionably the best female volleyball team in the country. Nneka also represents Romania at international level.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Chukwuemeka Aneke



One to watch

Highly rated Chuks Aneke is another product of the famous Hale End youth system, as well as being one of the youngest players to represent England at Youth level.

A central midfielder by trade, Aneke can also play wide on the right or in a traditional “number 10" play making role, using his impressive passing range to create attacks or his vision to arrive in the box and get on the end of them.

His giant powerful physique has led to comparisions with former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieria, his low centre of gravity allows him to turn and roll defenders with ease.

Touted as one of the most exciting players coming through the Academy, 2008, Chuks was one of two players named by Arsène Wenger as ‘technically perfect’, and in July 2009 he signed scholarship forms.

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Tinie Tempah



Patrick Junior C. Okogwu (born 7 November 1988), better known by his stage name, Tinie Tempah, is a rapper and MC. Tinie's first music video for promotional single ‘Wifey’, became an underground smash hit holding the Channel U urban chart top spot for 10 consecutive weeks in 2006.

In mid 2009 Patrick released his second mixtape, "Sexy Beast: Volume 1". Inspired by the Ray Winstone film, the CD featured M.I.A. on I’m Hot and proved to be so popular that the South Londoner ended up making another D.I.Y. video in New York. He has been hired by several clubs such as Rochester club Amadeus in the past as an entertainer but is now set to try to further his career by appearing alongside hit artists such as Chipmunk. Wiley once claimed Patrick would never make it, triggering a feud that signalled an end to any dual performances between the popular grime artists. Sources have stated that he is the older cousin of popular British/American recording artist Marvin Divine.

His debut single "Pass Out" has received fore play from Tim Westwood, Nick Grimshaw, Annie Mac, Ras Kwame, MistaJam, Jo Whiley and Chris Moyles while Zane Lowe declared it the "Hottest Record In The World Today" and "Single Of The Week" and is currently on the BBC Radio 1 A Playlist. In addition Reggie Yates named it as the Weekend Anthem for 20/21 February 2010.

According to MTV, Patrick's major label debut album, titled "The Disc-Overy" (pronounced discovery), is due to release in August 2010.

Sources: Wikipedia, tinietempah.com

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Kanayo Nwanze



Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze has more than 30 years of extensive experience in international agricultural research, research management, and development work in Sub-Saharan Africa (Anglophone and Francophone countries) and Asia with the centers of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).

Nwanze is a member of several scientific associations and a board member of several Africa-based institutions. In 2001, he was conferred with the title Commander of the National Order of Merit of Cote d'Ivoire in recognition of his outstanding leadership of WARDA and service to the West African subregion. Nwanze holds a B.Sc. in agricultural biology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in entomology from Kansas State University, USA.

In 2009 the Governing Council of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) chose Kanayo F. Nwanze as its next president during its annual meeting in Rome today. Nwanze, a Nigerian national, was the Vice-President of IFAD, a United Nations agency and an international financial institution, whose mandate is to help rural poor people pull themselves out of poverty.