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Uche Ofodile

  Uche Ofodile is the CEO of MTN Benin. Before then she was formerly the CEO of MTN Liberia. She has over 12 years of experience working in roles which include Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Commercial Officer, and Chief Executive Officer. Uche also worked at Vodafone Ghana and was responsible for moving the company to 2nd in from its former position as the number 4 in Ghana’s telecommunications market. She joined Facebook as African regional head for Express wi-fi where she drove the wi-fi initiative further across Africa. Besides Vodafone, Uche has worked in other telcos including, Tigo DRC and MTS First Wireless. She joined MTN Group as the CEO of MTN Liberia in April 2018. Uche has a BA in Political Science from Ramapo College of New Jersey. Sources: ucheofodile dot com, execlibrary dot com, technext dot ng

Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu

  Ms. Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu is the CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, a leading African philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs. Ifeyinwa is focusing on strengthening relationships between the African and the global entrepreneurship ecosystem, empowering African entrepreneurs creating jobs and wealth on the continent. She holds a Post Graduate in Business and Executive Coaching from the Integral African Institute, Cape Town and a Bachelor of Law from University of Wales and Nigerian Law School. Sources:,,,

Enuma Okoro

  Enuma Okoro is a Nigerian-American author and speaker whose work focuses on our stories and our soul care. Her work covers a broad but intersecting range of topics: Transcultural Literacy, Meaning and Identity-Making, Women’s Empowerment and Culture, Story and Narrative, Contemplative Spirituality and Intentional Living, and the role of the Arts in challenging how we understand the human experience.  She is the creator and host of, “Here’s the Story: Conversations with Enuma,” (@heresthestorywithenuma) a series where she talks with artists, writers, culture-shapers and wellness practitioners about intentional living and the power of stories in our lives.  Okoro has published four books of nonfiction, and her articles and essays have been featured in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Artsy, Harper’s Bazaar, Cultured Magazine, CNN African Voices, Vogue, AEON Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Essence Magazine, and other media outlets. Born in New

Onyema Nwelue

  Onyeka Nwelue is a filmmaker and author whose book, Hip-Hop is Only for Children won the Creative Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the 2015 Nigerian Writers’ Awards. He adapted his novella Island of Happiness into an Igbo-language film, Agwaetiti Obiụtọ, which won Best Feature Film by a Director at the 2018 Newark International Film Festival and went on to be nominated for Best First Feature Film by a Director and the Ousmane Sembene Award for Best Film in an African Language at the 2018 Africa Movie Academy Awards. Island of Happiness was inspired by true events in Oguta. Nwelue is the founder of La Cave Musik, a record label based in Paris, France. Nwelue studied Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and earned a scholarship to study Directing at the Prague Film School in Czech Republic. He is currently a visiting assistant professor and Visiting Fellow of African Literature and studies in the English Language Department of the Faculty of Humanities, Manip