The amazing Tanya Vital (CEO OF VITAL CULTURE, UK )based in Bradford was one of The Africa4u Award Winners at The Africa4u Awards for African and Caribbean Achievers living in West Yorkshire. The well attended event was held on Friday the 6th of May at The City Library in Bradford.
Information about Tanya Vital can be found below
ABOUT TANYA VITAL
Graduate of The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and National Youth Theatre alumni, Tanya has worked for 2 decades in TV, Film, Stage and Voice-over.
Featuring in many award winning shows, her work includes DC’s Pennyworth, Red Sparrow with Jennifer Lawrence, Happy Valley, Emmerdale, Rules of the Game, Casualty, Doctors, Brief Encounters and more.
Tanya trained in playwriting with Madani Younis and Ola Animashawun. She produces live artistic events and launched the 1st Leeds MonologueSlam UK in 2011. Tanya has also worked extensively, co-producing countless micro-short films which have garnered various film festival nominations. Her Hamlette collaboration with Chicken Shop Shakespeare, featured at The British Library as part their Shakespeare in Ten Acts exhibition.
The amazing George Badejo- Adegbenga , a qualified Barrister based in Huddersfield was one of The Africa4u Award Winners at The Africa4u Awards for African and Caribbean Achievers living in West Yorkshire. The well attended event was held on Friday the 6th of May at The City Library in Bradford.
Information about Barrister Geroge Badejo-Adegbenga can be found below
George Badejo-Adegbenga, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of MIM Finance Company and Loans 2 Go Limited (Nigeria)
George Badejo-Adegbenga was born in Nigeria West Africa. He grew up in Lagos and Ogun State where he completed his elementary and secondary education. George went on to study accounting at an institution in Nigeria but instead of pursuing a career in accounting, he decided to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a lawyer. His dream was realised when he relocated to the UK and enrolled to study law whilst working as a credit management professional.
George qualified as a Barrister of England and Wales in 2009 and is currently the Chief Legal Counsel of Loans 2 Go Limited (UK) and the founder of several firms in the UK and Nigeria (e.g., MIM Finance Company Limited (Nigeria), Loans 2 Go Limited (Nigeria) and Ethica Resolve Limited (UK). George is blessed with four beautiful daughters and happily married. As a lawyer and entrepreneur, George particularly enjoys mentoring aspiring Africans wanting to start up a business or excel as an employee within their organisation.
In George’s spare time, he provides pro bono services to many people and enjoys every moment because he strongly believes it’s his little way of giving back to his community.
Amongst his numerous academic achievements, George holds a Master of Law degree (LLM) from BBP University College London and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Oxford.
George is undoubtedly one of the most well-rounded and versatile African lawyer and entrepreneur within the FinTech space.
The amazing Ndidi Nkwopara, A Life Coach, Author and Entrepreneur based in Leeds was one of The Africa4u Award Winners at The Africa4u Awards for African and Caribbean Achievers living in West Yorkshire. The well attended event was held on Friday the 6th of May at The City Library in Bradford.
Information anout Ndidi can be found below
ABOUT NDIDI NKWOPARA
Ndidi Nkwopara is a Life Coach, Author and Entrepreneur. She was born in the rustic city of Owerri but grew up in the Northern cities of Kano and Kaduna all in Nigeria. She returned to Owerri for her secondary education at the Federal Government Girls’ College and from there she went to the University of Jos where she graduated with a B.A English. A diagnosis and subsequent recovery of cancer inspired a new journey for her into the world of Complementary Health Therapies working with oncology patients, and eventually into the more encompassing Health and Wellbeing Industry where her focus and passion is on promoting healthy lifestyles and stress management techniques as a method of preventing stress-induced diseases/health problems. She lives in West Yorkshire and has worked on the Wise Up to Cancer project, a community health programme funded by the Yorkshire Cancer Research.
Her first book, Retreat to Rebirth – My Story is about surviving cancer and living by faith. She shares her life lessons to encourage women to recognise their worth and maximise their potentials. Through the platform of Soaring with Didi (a company founded by her, she provides life-coaching services for women of African descent. Soaring with Didi creates an opportunity for an unmet need; the need for African women to share their stories through talking, reading and writing. Through action learning sessions, they will explore strategies for overcoming and creating their own resilience/rebirth toolkits.
In her second non-fiction work- Poverty is a Woman, Her Daughters Look Like Her- Ndidi Nkwopara, captures the travails of African women entrepreneurs as the world progresses towards gender equality by closing the financial gap. She also shares her journey as a female entrepreneur in African Shea Value Chain, working with the rural women producers to process sheanuts into sheabutter. From the farmgate, the sheabutter is transported to the cosmetic factory in the urban city and finally to the retail shelves of shops and spas as finished products like Ariella Sheabutter. The book critically looks at the reasons why in
spite of the local and international funds made available to financial and non- financial organisations for the purpose of empowering women, closing the gender gap has been very slow and insignificant. It also prefers solutions.
Ndidi was one of the commissioned artists for My World, My City, My Neighbourhood, a Leeds2023 project. She worked in collaboration with the Leeds African Community Trust (LACT) to tell the stories of African migrants in Leeds.
On Saturday the 7th of May2022 , Chief Leo Edochie was honored with a prestigious chieftancy title in Ikwerre land, Rivers State as CHIEF EBUBE AGU OF THE RUMUROLU KINGDOM.
This historical accomplishment was profound in ever sense as the New Chief was filled with gratitude.
Chief Edochie said “This chieftancy honour means a lot to me, considering that i am not from Rivers State. Its a testament to the hospitality of Rivers state indegenes and also my contribution to the community development. I GIVE GOD ALL THE GLORY”
We wish Chief Leo the very best as CHIEF EBUBE AGU OF THE RUMUROLU KINGDOM
INFORMATION ABOUT CHIEF LEO EDOCHIE CAN BE FOUND BELOW
Chief Leo Edochie, Ozoh Chinaemeze, CEO and Managing Director of Solotone Global Ventures Limited with over 30 years of unalloyed commitment to consistently improving engineering standards in the oil and gas industry.
Chief Leo Edochie is a social influencer, a revolutionary leader and peace maker, who has made friends become family and led to his being the immediate past President of Port Harcourt Polo Club.
His profound interest in human capital development has led to his providing employment and humanitarian assistance to the Community People. He has provided the Community with Electrical Engineering assistance whenever the need arises.
He has operated in our community for a very long time and his company has never defaulted in paying relevant local government dues and most importantly playing a major part in community development.
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen, Meet and greet this great Amazon, a lover of our community and a friend of all with rising profile, Chief Leo Edochie
David Owumi is an inclusive development advocate whose interests crisscross between entrepreneurship and sustainable [inclusive] development. He is a prospective PhD researcher of Inclusion & Circular Economy at the prestigious University of Bradford, where he also bagged a Master’s degree in Sustainable Development with awards of academic excellence.
Currently, David serves as Business Account Manager for Unseen UK, a charity working with businesses and the government to end modern slavery in the UK. David also worked as Sustainable Development Research Intern at the Bradford Council and founded the Bradford CleanUp Initiative and the Bradford Entrepreneurship Club.
David founder of Africa’s first inclusion research institute, SALT HOUSE—Institute for Inclusive Governance and Sustainable Development in Nigeria. His mission is to ensure NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND. Through service and entrepreneurship, He is living up to that potential with a demonstrated history of working in civic & social organisations.
David Owumi is also one of The Africa4u Award Winners for 2022.
The Africa4u Awards for African and Caribbean achievers in West Yorkshire took place on Friday the 6th of May, 2022
AFRICA4U AWARDS FOR AFRICANS AND CARIBBEANS IN WEST YORKSHIRE – CITY LIBRARY BRADFORD THIS FRIDAY 6TH OF MAY.
The event shall take place on Friday the 6th of May at The City Library in Bradford at 6pm on the dot . We are passionate about celebrating the success stories of African and Caribbean achievers in Bradford, Leeds, Huddersfield, Halifax and surrounding areas.
We will have some amazing speakers in the day living in different parts of West Yorkshire.
We will also be giving out Award certificates to some amazing African and Caribbean achievers living in West Yorkshire for their great work in various communities.
Gogo is an accomplished Commercial Business and Retail Operations Manager, HR Strategist and Administrator, Talent Manager, Employee Relations Specialist, HRM Researcher and Business Process Optimization Advocate. Initiated and facilitated the implementation of fundamental business and HR policies that enhanced organizational performance and employee experience.
I have developed business and retail management, human resource management, employee relations and research skills that will enable me to teach HRM & employment relations, lead HR transformation and drive organizational performance in national and multinational organizations.
Mr Anyanwu is currently doing his PHD at The Universitry of Leeds, West Yorkshire. He is also an accomplished artist with a wealth of talent and imagination.