Monthly Archives: May 2016


An unexpected grace

Where do I start from, what can I say? I am short of words but my heart is overwhelmed with joy. I am grateful  for being here now in this moment, to my source and creator, to me, and to the many wonderful people who believe in me and support and encourage me. I am blessed and I am humbled and an exceedingly joyful.

I feel it is a great and special privilege to be a part of somebody’s story of change and transformation (positively). The people’s whose life I have touched through my work and experiences  have been memorable to say the least- … there is nothing more beautiful and fulfilling than that and  I am very thankful to be doing what I do. It is my passion and way of life.

I am a Family Violence Expert, Gender Based Violence Expert, Girl Child Activist, Trainer, Transformational and Inspirational speaker, a self-development coach, an entrepreneur, mentor, Critical Thinker, Idea Generator and philanthropist. I am  very privileged to be all these and more. But I have also survived things I wouldn’t even be able to imagine I survived.

I have been through very tough challenges in life but I am grateful I am still here standing stronger than ever. Now, I use my experience to support other children, young people and women who like me in the past feel ashamed of their ordeal and have given up hope and the joy of life.

I am determined to use my voice to advocate for the rights of other victims of abuse particularly family violence, and poverty. I want to see the protection of very young girls from sexual exploitation and harassment.

I want to leave a legacy and I want to contribute my share to our beautiful world. I have dedicated my time and resources to advocating for the rights and supporting victims, those at risk and survivors of family violence and poverty in Ireland and in some African countries including Nigeria, Kenya, DRC Congo.

Thankfully with the help of very supportive friends; I have raised funds to support children and women victims of family violence and donated several basic items like pads, education suppliers, body lotions, shower gels, tooth paste, food items, money, clothes to name a few to support very young girls, children, young people and women who experience family violence and poverty in Ireland and the aforementioned African countries.

I recently started a campaign against child marriage in Nigeria and have been joined by other child focused organisations like Inspire Kidz Club Ireland, Afro Euro Kidz and Family, Germany.

At the recently concluded Women4Africa Awards held in London on Saturday 21st May 2016; I was very honoured and I feel really humbled to have received with total humility a prestigious award recognizing my commitment, passion and determination in servicing and supporting victims of family violence and poverty and their communities. I am receipt of the Community Leader of the Year 2016. What an honour.

I am thankful to the people who nominated me, I am also thankful to  my  loyal team at “Love and care for People “who make our work really special and the organizers of the Women4Africa –  Sam and Tola Onigbanjo. It was a true honour to share the evening with legendary and mighty women.

Earlier in the year, I was winner of special recognition for my Contribution to Ending “Honour” Based Violence from a UK based charity “The Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation –IKWRO). I also received an Honoree award from Courage Global Frontier Ireland (Courage GF Ireland) for my contribution to humanity.






Emeka Unachukwu is the immediate past President of Port Harcourt Chamber Of Commerce and elected council member NACCIMA. He is also Regional Vice President Coalition of South-South Chamber of Commerce, board member of Nigeria-Niger Republic Business Council, Nigeria Belgium Business Council, Nigeria London Business Forum, and Nigeria-Slovenia biz council. He is also a member, French –Nigeria Chamber Of Commerce.

A renowned global conference speaker, Mr. Unachukwu is a Petroleum Engineering graduate, University of Ibadan, with working experience at Schlumberger. He also holds M.Sc in Economics (International Trade) and currently a PHD research student in Trade and Development Finance at University of Port Harcourt.

Engr Unachukwu is an accomplished entrepreneur, He is the CEO of Morflex, MorfNASTA, DAMAHAUS, and CVS-mobile Nigeria. He is also President, Developè-U.

Some of the public offices he has served include, Chairman, South- South Forum, Nigeria

Electricity Regulatory Commission. Member, Nigeria Export Promotion Council board,

Rivers State. Member, Governing Board, Bamanga Tukur Institute For Trade and

Development, University Of Port Harcourt. Engr Unachukwu belongs to several professional bodies and associations including the Nigeria Institute of Management, Institute of Strategic Management where he is a fellow and the Society Of Petroleum Engineers. He also runs an entrepreneurship mentorship programme, (DEVELOPEU),and works as a consultant to companies, communities and agencies. A talented pianist and singer, Engr Unachukwu is also an Honorary Rotarian. He is happily married with three children.

 eme


A Malawian teenager taught himself how to build a windmill out of junk and bring power to his village. He later went on to build a second larger windmill to power up irrigation pumps. He was able to achieve all this just from books he read in the library.

This inspirational story teaches us that there is a bright light that shines within each and every one of us. Its beam has the energy, the strength and the wisdom to glow radiantly beyond what we see.

The story also teaches us that all Good things in Life are possible.

Let the light within you, shine beyond the limits of your comfort zone.

The journey starts when you feed your mind with the beauty of great thoughts and when you visualise the process of Self Belief.

No matter what you have gone through, No matter how bleak things might seem right now, always remember that ALL  GOOD THINGS ARE POSSIBLE, when you truly put your mind do it.

The Malawian teenager lives in each and every one of us







Ifeanyichukwu Petwise #Supernatural

Album launch date: December 4th 2016

Album release Date : December 6th 2016

The Nigerian Award Winning Business Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, Youth Ambassador and performing artist, Ifeanyichukwu Petwise has finally announced the release of his sophomore album titled ‘Supernatural’.The album is set drop on his birthday, December 6th 2016.

Mr Petwise is also the CEO of Leadership Mind Ambassadors and passionate about Youth Development, Community cohesion, Motivational Talks and Charitable initiatives. His silent and daring ambition to make a difference has attracted grass root and regional audiences in several parts of Nigeria. He is also an AFRICA$U ambassador and is managed by Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez



The album is said to be an expression of the singer’s thoughts, imagination and inspirations about life, his experience and the supremacy of God.

This is the most anticipated gospel album of our time, while the singer has also made it clear that he is not here for anything but for the good reason which is to reach out to souls and transform lives.

The album is a very well put together compilation made up of 13 tracks both the lyrics,

arrangement, production, diversity in genres, features are all very well put together, making it an album that will go well in ifeanyichukwu petwise's musical history.

Musically it’s a great album, the production is top notch, it’s entertaining, and lyrically it’s solid in every aspect.



See album track list below

• There's no limit

• Ifeanyichukwu

• Elu

• Talking about heaven

• Word of God

• Emmanuel

• It's well

• God of testimony

• Allaluyah

• Ifeanyichukwu Remix

• On his way

• Akachukwu

. Africa4u song (UK)

Produced by Bosco Tizzy Entertainment.

Graphics: Tony's Graphix.

Artiste Management:

Sonship Records & Africa4u (UK).


Today is “AFRICA DAY”and The Theme for 2016 is “Building a better Africa and a Better World” . 

Our continent is blessed with a vast range of talent, resource, opportunities and great people and with each day that passes by, the need for your Young Role Models, Community Leaders, Entrepreneurs  and Ambassadors to take ownership of the present moment and make a difference to Africa and Africans is the least we can do.

As we celebrate “Africa Day” TODAY, ask yourself three questions

  1. What am I doing RIGHT NOW ,  to make a difference to AFRICA and to AFRICANS ?
  2. What else do I need to do to make a difference to AFRICA and to AFRICANS?
  3. How do i influence more Leaders, more Youth and more followers to make a difference to AFRICA and to AFRICANS ?



Seventeen countries gained independence from European colonisers between 1958 and 1963, and to mark their liberation, several states starting celebrating African Liberation Day around that time.

The newly-liberated countries felt the need to express solidarity with one another, and in May 1963, 32 African countries met in Addis Ababa to form the Organisation of Africa Unity (OAU). It was a major political force on the continent until the 1990s.

Since 1963, 21 more states have joined, notably South Africa, who only became part of the organisation in 1994 following the end of white minority rule.

Ironically South Africa is a founding member of the African Union, which evolved out of the OAU.

The OAU became the African Union because of the increasingly economic, rather than political, nature of the challenges faced by the continent in the 1990s.

Although years in the making, the African Union was officially launched in Durban, South Africa, in 2002, and 10 years later former Foreign Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma became the first women chair of the AU Commission (the AU’s administrative arm

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is the current chairman of the African Union.

The organisation remains headquartered in Addis Ababa, although it’s legislative arm, the Pan African Parliament, is in Midrand, South Africa.

While Africa Day is only a national holiday in a handful of African countries, it is widely commemorated

The theme for 2016 is ‘Building a better Africa and a Better World’



The International Slavery Museum in Liverpool, England, is part of the National Museums Liverpool group. Its displays cover untold stories of enslaved people, including historical and contemporary slavery. There is a section about life and culture in West Africa before the transatlantic slave trade, the history of slavery and also displays and special exhibitions about the legacies of slavery and current human rights issues.

The museum is located on the third floor of the building that houses the Merseyside Maritime Museum, with the UK Border Agency National Museum, ‘Seized! The Border and Customs uncovered‘, located in a gallery in the basement.





Okoli Chukwuka Ikenna is a seasoned Entrepreneur, student leader, advocate and activist. He holds a first degree in Water resource aquaculture and fisheries technology from FUT Minna, Niger stat e, Nigeria and a second degree in Human Resource Management from KAAFUniversity College, Ghana.

Ikenna has served in various position in student associations and also upheld the need for good governance, transparency and accountability.

He is the brain behind the M.A.D initiative which is a support group in helping youth in empowering them by training them in vocational skills and also empowering women to eliminate the gender discrimination and inequality through seminars, training and skill acquisition programs. He is also the head of United Africa which is an admission recruitment agency that helps students secure admission across borders.

He is passionate about Africa and the development of the continent and has been an advocate of good governance which is the only way Africa will attain the height it seeks for.

He has knack for learning and a new found love for renewable energy which he feels it’s the solution to power and also a clean source of energy.

Ikenna has a hobby of singing and writing and loves inspiring people through what he does.

He has a favourite quote ” you can’t keep doing the same thing and expect a different result, develop a new strategy”

He is quite young, energetic and hopes to touch more lives doing the things he loves doing and making the world a better place.




The Cameroon Diaspora Convention 2016 is an amazing event you cannot afford to miss which will be taking place on Friday 10th to Sunday 12th June 2016 at The Madejski Football Stadium, Madejski Millenium Hotel Reading, RG2 0FL, Berkshire

Tickets can be purchased by The Website at alternatively you can ring 07932480655, 07956957279, 07828472147 or 07901399512

Cameroon Diaspora Convention – CDC, is a planned progression from the successful Cameroon Festival (CAMFEST) Programme that has taken place over the last three years

CAMFEST comprised three separate events; Gala, Cultural and Sports Exposition, and a

church service. These spanned May through to July. All these events have now been rolled

into one, and an enterprise element appended to create one single event, one single meeting place, at least two days to synergise, get to know each other and do business.

Come and be part of this great three day event aimed at building at creating enterprising and dynamic communities, building strong positive relationships and partnerships, networking and discovering a wide range of opportunities, products and services

What to expect at The Cameroon Diaspora Convention 2016


Friday – Starts at 8am

Business Day – Registration at 8am, all day business conference comprising roundtables,

Business to Business (B2B) transactions, keynote presentations on various sectors,

including Energy, Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Real Estate & Construction, ICT, Legal

Frameworks, SMEs, Education, Social Enterprise, Investments, Cameroon Diaspora-owned

business especially women-owned.

Saturday – Starts at 12 noon

Exhibition; artefacts, books, fashion, freight, health, alumni, spiritual,

Sports; adult and youth football, rugby, table tennis, pool, basket ball, volleyball

Children; bouncy castle, face-painting, tug-of-war, sack race, egg&spoon race, traditional

Cameroonian games

Cultural Display by 4 cultural groups,

Music; popular music by DJ Gala.

Food & Drink; Cameroon cuisine and BBQ

Sunday – Starts at 10:30am

Praise & Worship, Church service, good-buys, and depart

Key guests at the event shall include High Commissioners, Ministers of State, Mayors, Civic, community and business leaders.

Also in attendance will be participants comprising the Cameroon Diaspora in the UK and internationally, Cameroonians from home, members of the Host community (UK).



Perhaps you have always dreamt of going to  Kenya to ENJOY the best of sceneries, landscapes, wildlife, culture, music, art, history  and great people.

Perhaps a flow of ambitious thoughts and visual images sits in your mind from time to time leaving you hoping and aiming to embrace the best of East Africa

If you have never been to Kenya,  “KENYA IN THE PARK ” is an event you cannot afford to miss.

This great event will be taking place on Saturday the 30th of July 2016 at PLAISTOW PARK, Greengate Street, Plaistow, London  E13 0AS

If you have always wanted to go to Kenya but can’t afford, why not try your luck, with the raffle from Kenya Airways and Magical Kenya, you can go to Kenya for just £5.

Kenya in the park:: The place that promotes and brings originality to your door step.

For more info, get in touch with Lydia on 07853 207 075(Enquiries) or Mercy on 07403 159285 (Stalls)

Also check out the Website at



Pastor Femi Paul – Excellence in Life Advocate

Pastor Femi Paul – Excellence in Life Advocate

The current state of our nation leaves much to  desired. From the plunging Economy to insecurity. The masses are wailing and the rich also cry. From the constant decline of the value of the Naira to the hike in fuel prices which has catapulted inflation and taken it to an all time high, the common Nigerians have had to bear the brunt!

It is quite convenient to heap the bulk of blame on the government as usual but truth be told the citizens are equally accountable.

One major syndrome that has eaten deep into the fabric of our society is MEDIOCRITY and it is responsible for most of the pains we suffer today. We did not get to where we are in one day. It was a gradual process of letting mediocrity get the better of us and today it has become gangrenous thus becoming an uphill task to mitigate against.

“I will mange it”, “It’s not so bad”, “It’s fair enough” “What more can I do” “I have tried, jare” “I can’t kill myself joorrr”… are very familiar expressions, aren’t they? We either encounter or even pronounce them ourselves regularly. What belies these otherwise insouciant and unperturbed proclamations is the syndrome called MEDIOCRITY!

Mediocrity is clearly a negative trait we should avoid like a plague. If you do not actively REJECT mediocrity, you are unwittingly choosing it over EXCELLENCE and will be running life’s relay littered with broken dreams and failed expectations and at the end of the finishing line you will be crowned with frustrations and unhappiness.

Everywhere you go to today, across our beloved country Nigeria, mediocrity and impunity stare you in the face.  This sad development which pervades most facets of our national and private lives has now become a Sub-Culture. This also explains why most Nigerians prefer foreign products to Made-In-Nigeria ones, irrespective of price.  The reason for this is that the production of most foreign goods are driven by a Culture of Excellence.

Thankfully many Nigerians have taken the bull by the horn and have gone all out on the fight against mediocrity. One of such Nigerian is Pastor Olufemi Paul.



Pastor Femi Paul, a Lawyer by profession, is the Senior Pastor of Grace Assembly Churches, Lagos. He attended the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University, where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Law. He later went on to the University of London for two Masters Degrees in Shipping Law and Intellectual Property. He is also a certified graduate of the Oxford Princeton School of Petroleum Studies.  He practiced law in Lagos for many years, before moving into the Shipping & Maritime Industry.  His last foray in secular business was into the Oil & Gas Industry, after which he settled into full time ministry in 2001.

Dr. Femi Paul has delivered various papers, keynotes and workshops on Excellence In Life at several organizations, institutions and conferences around the world.  In 2015, he was honored with a Doctorate Degree by Northwestern Christian University for his excellent contribution towards Christian Education. He is also a pastor and the founder of Grace Assembly Church, a ministry committed to inspiring people and transforming lives.

Pastor Femi Paul is mostly known for his exceptional “Spirit and Lifestyle of Excellence”. This has earned him many accolades and also inspired him to birth the vision “Life Class with Femi Paul”, and also the Excellence-In-Life Series where he shares Life Transforming Principles that shaped his life.

Dr. Femi Paul has delivered various papers, keynotes and workshops on Excellence In Life at several organizations, institutions and conferences around the world.  In 2015, he was honored with a Doctorate Degree by Northwestern Christian University for his excellent contribution towards Christian Education. He is also a pastor and the founder of Grace Assembly Church, a ministry committed to inspiring people and transforming lives.

Dr. Femi Paul is the Convener of the EXCELLENCE-IN-LIFE SERIES, a National Transformation Initiative aimed at eradicating the prevalent culture of mediocrity in our society. According to Pastor Femi Paul, “It is in my patriotic quest to salvage our country, build a culture of excellence and leave a lasting legacy for future generations that I present to you, THE EXCELLENCE IN LIFE SERIES!”

The EXCELLENCE IN LIFE SERIES, a bi-monthly meeting is the tool by which the visionary, Dr. Femi Paul hopes to eradicate the prevalent Culture of Mediocrity and propagate in its place, the much needed Culture of Excellence.  This initiative promises to transform mindsets and inevitably optimize the potential of individuals, institutions and the nation alike.

Excellence-In-Life, is not another Certification Course, because when it comes to Excellence, you don’t tender certificates.  Excellence is simply about doing things well, and it is WAR AGAINST MEDIOCRITY!

Due to his passion for eradicating mediocrity and extolling the spirit of Excellence, Pastor Femi Paul has made The Excellence in Life Series a Bi- Monthly event featuring world class speakers. The next one holds this Saturday the 21st of May 2016 and speakers like Ibukun Awosika, the Chairman of First Bank PLC and Mrs Bukky George of the Health Plus Pharmacy chains will be some of those imparting the wealth of knowledge and experience in many Nigerian who will be attending.

We want to commend Pastor Femi Paul for this worthy and noble cause and we implore other thought leaders to help the up coming generation imbibe values as this that would help lead this nation out of the dungeon.