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Showing posts from March, 2021

Ugo Ugochukwu

  13-year-old Ugo Ugochukwu is a promising karting champion from the United States. Ugochukwu has already claimed several titles in the US and Europe and was recently crowned FIA European karting champion. This month Ugo signed a long-term deal with F1 team McLaren to develop his career through the junior categories of motorsport. The signing is drawing comparisons to when Lewis Hamilton was also signed by McLaren at 13. Ugo's mum is Nigeria's super model, Oluchi Onweagba-Orlandi Sources:  CNN, ESPN, PlanetF1  

Lawrence Okolie

Lawrence 'The Sauce' Okolie is a professional boxer who on Saturday delivered a punch-perfect display before landing a sixth-round knockout of Krzysztof Glowacki to become WBO world cruiserweight champion. Okolie was born in Hackney, London to Igbo parents. He attended Stoke Newington School. He was selected for Team GB in 2016 Rio Olympics. At the time Lawrence was studying Psychosocial Studies at the University of East London and had to defer his third year because of the Olympics. On 18 January 2017, Okolie announced his decision to turn professional, signing with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Sport to compete in the cruiserweight division. On 20 March 2021, Okolie became the WBO cruiserweight champion of the world. Sources: BBC, Matchroom Boxing, WBO, TeamGB, Dazn

Kelechi Ndukwe

  Kelechi Ndukwe is a U.S. Navy Officer serving on the Joint Staff in the Force Structure, Resource, and Assessment Directorate.  As a Surface Warfare Officer, he has served on multiple warships with extensive deployments to the Mediterranean Sea, Horn of Africa, Arabian Gulf and Western Pacific Ocean.   During his most recent sea assignment, he served as the Commanding Officer of USS DEVASTATOR (MCM 6), a minesweeper based in Bahrain.  Ashore, Kelechi served in the Navy Office of Legislative Affairs, representing the Navy on Capitol Hill as a Congressional Liaison.   Prior to joining the Joint Staff, he was the Deputy Executive Assistant to the Director for Surface Warfare on the Navy Staff.  Kelechi graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and earned a Master’s degree in National Security and Strategy from the U.S. Naval War College. On the 2nd of April, 2021, Commander Ndukwe took command of a U.S. Navy Guided Missile Destroyer, US

Oluchi Enebeli

  Oluchi Enebeli is Nigeria's 1st female Blockchain Engineer and the founder of LadiesDoTech, a community aimed at building the ideal African tech ladies, with a focus on Blockchain. She has a background in building scalable blockchain services to enhance crypto interactions across products as well as developing smart contracts with varying business logic. She is quite fascinated by the power of technology in the world and loves to try out new technologies. Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Benin, Nigeria.  Sources: Photo/Text: LinkedIn Profile, Medium, Github

Happy International Women’s Day

  Leaders of the Aba women’s protest against a tyrannical warrant chief in Nigeria in 1929. Today, and every day, we honor all of the Igbo women who have impacted our lives and society. It is time to show them more respect. "If the world were a car, then women are its wheels. A car can exist on its own but what use is a car without its wheels?" Chika Unigwe Photo: National museum of unity, Nigeria, qz dot com

Jacon Osinachi Igwe

  Osinachi (Prince Jacon Osinachi Igwe) was born Oct 24, 1991 in Aba, Nigeria. Africa’s foremost crypto artist, Osinachi made a huge splash on the digital art scene over the last year.  With an unmistakable style and a unique color palette inspired by Nigerian textiles, Osinachi’s work combats the negativity of his country’s vicious LGBT laws with stories of love and happiness. He also uses his work to touch on topics of environmentalism, racism and single parenthood. Select works by Osinachi can be found @ Nifty Gateway .  Sources: SuperRare, Nifty Gateway, Osinachi dot com