ROLE MODEL OF THE WEEK- IKENNA CYPRIAN UZOKWELU- BARRISTER, COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR AND POLITICAL ASPIRANT

Ikenna Cyprian Uzokwelu is a Barrister at Law and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He hails from Aguluzigbo, a serene town in Anambra state in the South Eastern Part of Nigeria. He was a very bright student and distinguished himself as an erudite scholar in primary school and Secondary school after which he proceeded to the renowned University of Nigeria to obtain his Bachelor of Laws degree.
He thereafter attended the Nigerian Law School Abuja where he bagged his B.L and then was consequently called to the Nigerian Bar as a Solicitor and an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in the year 2003. Ikenna Cyprian Uzokwelu did his National Youth Service Corp in Zamfara state from 2003 to 2004. He did his pupillage in the law chambers of Arthur Obi Okafor (SAN) from 2004 to 2007.
In the year 2008 Ikenna Cyprian Uzokwelu opened his own law chambers in Awka, Anambra which has today grown to a big law firm with 2 senior partner, 7 junior attorneys and 2 litigations secretaries. Apart from securing many landmark verdicts for various clients in the highest courts of the land, Ikenna Cyprian Uzokwelu devotes a considerable part of his time to providing free legal services to the downtrodden who ordinarily do not have the financial resources to engage a lawyer. These pro bono services have formed the basis for his entry into politics to serve humanity at large. He believes that the greatness of a person should be measured by the difference he makes in the lives of the less fortunate and the positive influence that is made on others.
Ikenna Cyprian Uzokwelu is currently an aspirant to the Anambra State House of Assembly Anaocha Constituency II. His manifesto includes Job Opportunities, Wealth Creation, Protection of the downtrodden, Youth Empowerment, Adequate care of the Elderly and Maximum Security of lives and properties.
Barrister Ikenna Cyprian Uzokwelu is a devout Catholic and married with children.

About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Romania, Malta and Nigeria and has visited over 22 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for over five years in a row He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World
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