Monday, 26 September 2011

Hugh Njemanze




Hugh Njemanze is the Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer, and Senior Vice President of Research and Development at ArcSight. He leads product development, information technology deployment, and product research at the firm. He has strong recent enterprise software experience from 18 years of relevant responsibilities.

ArcSight headquarters are located in Cupertino, California, USA, with sales offices around the globe including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Canada, Latin America, Japan and India. In September 2010, HP (Hewlett Packard) announced it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire ArcSight for $43.50 per share, or approximately $1.5 billion. On October 22, 2010, HP announced it had completed its acquisition of ArcSight


Mr. Njemanze is also an Advisor at Silicon Valley Internet Capital. He worked as the Chief Technology Officer at Verity, where he led product development. Mr. Njemanze was also employed at Apple in Software Engineering, where he was one of the key architects of the Apple Data Access Language (DAL). He was the co-architect of CL/1 (Connectivity Language One) at Network Innovations, which was later acquired by Apple in 1998.

Prior to that, Mr. Njemanze co-developed several language compiler products at Hewlett Packard.

Hugh who was named in 2010 as one of Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur Of The Year finalists received a B.S. in Computer Science from Purdue University.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Chukwudi Iwuji



Chuk Iwuji was born in Nigeria in 1975. When he was ten his parents began working for the United Nations Organization and moved to Ethiopia, sending their son to a boarding school in England. He got in to Yale University to read Economics but was interested in acting and joined the university's drama society. Whilst he was appearing in their production of 'Murder in the Cathedral' he was offered an acting scholarship. He went to a drama school in Wisconsin, graduating in the summer of 2000 and moved back to the United Kingdom, successfully auditioning for the Royal Shakespeare Company, where he has joined the ever-growing number of black actors, including David Oyelowo and Adrian Lester, who have played leading roles with no reference to their colour.

Olivier Award winner Chuk Iwuji is also part of the cast of Sam Mendes' Bridge Project. Richard III. He plays the role of Buckingham in a play spearheaded by Kevin Spacey. The last time Mendes and Spacey paired up they both won Oscars for the film American Beauty. Richard III launched in London on June 18th and will be hitting stateside in January 2012.

Monday, 5 September 2011

Lonzo Nzekwe



Lonzo Nzekwe is the producer, director and writer of award-winning movie, 'Anchor Baby'

‘Anchor Baby’ tells the story of Joyce (played by Omoni Oboli) and Paul Unanga (played by Sam Sarpong), a married illegal immigrant couple living in the US; they have been ordered by the US immigration to leave the country by voluntary departure. They agree to leave; but only after Joyce who is 5months pregnant delivers her baby inside the US. This will guarantee automatic citizenship for their child. Ignoring the deportation order, the couple goes into hiding. Paul was later caught and deported while Joyce stayed back to struggle on her own to achieve their dream.

‘Anchor Baby’ has won international awards including the Best Film award at the 2010 Harlem International Film Festival and has been officially accepted to screen at the ‘Fans of Film’ film festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.


Lonzo Nzekwe was born in Enugu State; but is a native of Abia State, Nigeria. In 1997 he moved to England, and in 1999, he triangulated between England, the U.S. and Nigeria. During that period, he enrolled in different diploma programes. He earned a Master Course diploma certificate in Recording Engineering from Audio Institute of Americaand also CompTIA A+ and CompTIA Network+ certifications. From 1999, he worked as a music producer with various local hip-hop and R&B music artists.

In 2005, Nzekwe took a break from music production and moved to Canada where he honed his film writing, directing skills. He is a self thought filmmaker and he developed his Final Cut editing skills by enrolling at WITZ Training (Canada's first Apple Authorized Training Centre). He also studied the 2 Day Film School by Dov SS Simens. He then registered Alpha Galore Films under his existing company Alpha Galore Inc.

Sources: BellaNaija, Jamati Online & Anchor Baby Movie Site

Anchor Baby is currently showing in selected Odeon cinemas across London.