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ANAMBRA HONOURS ITS HERITAGE ICONS, HIGH-ACHIEVERS AND BUSINESS TITANS ON DECEMBER 16; Chimamanda Adichie, Mikel Obi, Chido Nwangwu get Ambassador of Excellence award

Special to USAfrica (Houston), USAfricaonline.com @USAfricaLive

The Anambra State of Nigeria, nicknamed fittingly as The Light of the Nation, will have the varied, powerful rays of its high-achievers, pillars of its robust heritage, scholastic icons, business titans, religious leaders and its very own Ambassadors of Excellence shine with distinction and appreciation on Friday,

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December 16.

In the words of the convener and chief host, Governor Obiano, “I believe that it is an important benchmark and  encouraging civic excellence when we honour and celebrate our high achievers. It is in drawing from those practical reasons and strategic vision that we made the decision to pick December 16, 2016 to recognize the leading lights of Anambra State.”

Obiano who has received various awards for outstanding performance within a few years of his governorship adds “we’re the homeland of some of the greatest human achievers and leaders that Nigeria, Africa and the world know. We’re building on the pedestals of their legacy and vision.”

The honorees are in 10 CATEGORIES, namely: 

1. PILLARS OF OUR HERITAGE 

2. LIGHT BEARERS 

3.  LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT

4. PHILANTHROPISTS EXTRAORDINAIRE & BUSINESS TITANS 

5. AMBASSADORS OF EXCELLENCE 

6. OUTSTANDING PUBLIC SERVICE      

7. PILLARS OF INTER-DENOMINATION HARMONY 

8. ICONS OF EDUCATION

9. ICONS OF TRADITION & SERVICE TO HUMANITY 

10. POSTHUMOUS 

Among those being honored (post-humously) are Sir Louis Odumegwu Ojukwu, The Rt. Hon. Dr  Nnamdi Azikiwe who was the First President of independent Nigeria (1963–1966), Gen. Dim Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu who was the founding President of Biafra (1967-1970), author of Things Fall Apart, Prof. Chinua Achebe (1930-2013) and Olaudah Ekwuano (Gustavus Vassa).

All the former Governors of Anambra and the clergy will be honored.

From the business sector they include the likes of Dr. Innocent Chukwuma, Engr. Arthur Eze and Dr. Ernest Azudialu Obiejesi.

Among the honorees globally noted as  Ambassadors of Excellence include novelist Chimamanda Adichie, soccer superstar John Mikel Obi, USAfrica Founder Dr. Chido Nwangwu, and member of British parliament Chuka Umunna.

The event will hold in Awka as a formal awards dinner event co-hosted by Gov. Obiano and Anambra’s First Lady Osodieme Ebelechukwu V. Obiano.


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149 Comments

  1. Okey Ikeri

    December 19, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Congrats CHIDO – Communication Harmonization, Information Dissemination & Originality

  2. Adaeze Nwangwu

    December 19, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Congratulations big bro, the honour is well deserved.

  3. Okey Ikeri

    May 4, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Congrats CHIDO – Communication Harmonization, Information Dissemination & Originality

  4. Uju Lowell

    December 19, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Nwanne m Jim sie ike na olu oma gi

  5. Larry Nwangwu

    December 19, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Congratulation dear brother

  6. Adaeze Nwangwu

    May 4, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Congratulations big bro, the honour is well deserved.

  7. Uju Lowell

    May 4, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Nwanne m Jim sie ike na olu oma gi

  8. Okwukwe Ibiam

    December 19, 2016 at 4:54 am

    Chido, congratulations!

  9. Uzo Eric Chukwu

    December 19, 2016 at 4:00 am

    Congratulations my brother. Many more are coming your way. Keep up the great job. We are proud of your achievements.

  10. Larry Nwangwu

    May 4, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Congratulation dear brother

  11. Amaka Nze

    December 19, 2016 at 2:27 am

    Congratulations

  12. Godwin Udenka

    December 19, 2016 at 12:54 am

    Congratulations Chido…

  13. Njideka Odera Jinji Akubuilo

    December 19, 2016 at 12:52 am

    Congratulations chido

  14. Helen Nwabuoku

    December 19, 2016 at 12:50 am

    Congratulation Mazi Chido, why am not surprised? Well done!

  15. Okwukwe Ibiam

    May 4, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Chido, congratulations!

  16. Uzo Eric Chukwu

    May 4, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Congratulations my brother. Many more are coming your way. Keep up the great job. We are proud of your achievements.

  17. John Chije Nwofia

    December 18, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Congrats Chido. Well deserved!

  18. Chidi Eronini

    December 18, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Congratulations Mazi, it is an honour well deserved

  19. Ekwutosi Okorouga

    December 18, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Congratulations!!

  20. Gladys Siller

    December 18, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Congrats nwanem Chido

  21. Iphie Oma

    December 18, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Congratulations Chido

  22. Adaku Dike-Olumba

    December 18, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    Congratulations Dr. Nwangwu. Well deserved.

  23. Amaka Nze

    May 4, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Congratulations

  24. Lilian Imo

    December 18, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Jisie ike n’olu. Congrats, Chido.

  25. Godwin Udenka

    May 4, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Congratulations Chido…

  26. Njideka Odera Jinji Akubuilo

    May 4, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Congratulations chido

  27. Helen Nwabuoku

    May 4, 2018 at 9:57 pm

    Congratulation Mazi Chido, why am not surprised? Well done!

  28. Comrade Nnanna Nwafor

    December 18, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Congratulations my brother,more grace

  29. Gladys Agorua

    December 18, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Mazi congrats

  30. Eme Akwari

    December 18, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Congratulations!!!

  31. Tony Nzeribe

    December 18, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Kudos bro!

  32. Kemas Nkemakolam

    December 18, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    Congrats Chido.

  33. Comfort Okeke-Okpala

    December 18, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    Well deserving Award. All the kudos to you. Congratulations!

  34. Franca Ukpabia Stovall

    December 18, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Mazi congratulations

  35. Ngozika Njoku-Igwe

    December 18, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Congratulations! Well deserved!!!.

  36. Okey Ndibe

    December 18, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    Bro Chido, this is richly deserved.

  37. John Chije Nwofia

    May 4, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Congrats Chido. Well deserved!

  38. Chidi Eronini

    May 4, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Congratulations Mazi, it is an honour well deserved

  39. Fubara David-West

    December 18, 2016 at 5:35 pm

    Congratulations, Chido Nwangwu. You truly deserve the honor.

  40. Nkem Ekeopara

    December 18, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Congratulations, Bros. Earned! It’s an honour that transcends Anambra State.

  41. Ekwutosi Okorouga

    May 4, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Congratulations!!

  42. Gladys Siller

    May 4, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Congrats nwanem Chido

  43. Donald Onyeri

    December 18, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    Congratulations, Big Brother! You deserve it.

  44. Patsie Gal Nwachukwu

    December 18, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    A well deserved honor my Doc. Congrats. Still moving to greater heights. God will continually bless you.

  45. Ijeoma Olugu

    December 18, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Congratulations!!!

  46. Iphie Oma

    May 4, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Congratulations Chido

  47. Adaku Dike-Olumba

    May 4, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Congratulations Dr. Nwangwu. Well deserved.

  48. Clement Ezeh

    December 18, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    You go Chido. Congrats from New Jersey. Well deserved.

  49. Iyke Ekeoma

    December 18, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Chido, well deserved. You have been nothing short of incredible. Wishing you many Moore years of successes.

  50. Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo

    December 18, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Well deserved, my Oga. You’ve contributed greatly to humanity. Congratulations.

  51. Nnenna Unaka

    December 18, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Mazi Nwanneukwu, congratulations. God is good all the time.

  52. Ejindu Mang

    December 18, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    Congratulations onyi Isi, this is a testament of your bravery in journalism. We deserved.

  53. Joy Odinye

    December 18, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Man of Excellence!!!!! Congratulations.

  54. Tim Elombah

    December 18, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    Mazi Nwangwu, turu ugo!

  55. Akpokuedike Aguleri

    December 18, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Congrats Chido

  56. Chukwuemeka C. Ekemezie

    December 18, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Congratulations, Chido Nwangwu!

  57. Chinyere Asouzu

    December 18, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Great!

  58. Abraham Madu

    December 18, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Congratulations!

  59. Jessy Nwajagu

    December 18, 2016 at 3:02 pm

    Mazi congrats

  60. Theophilus Nnorom

    December 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Okuko nabu oke na esi na nwata. From the good old days of Nsukka campus I had no doubt in my mind that you are special. Congrats

  61. Lilian Imo

    May 4, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Jisie ike n’olu. Congrats, Chido.

  62. Jacqueline Audu-sylver

    December 18, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Congratulations

  63. Comrade Nnanna Nwafor

    May 4, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Congratulations my brother,more grace

  64. Kanu Victor

    December 18, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Congratulations brother, honour well deserved

  65. Ndaguba Rita

    December 18, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Congrats on yet another deserving honor.

  66. Gladys Agorua

    May 4, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Mazi congrats

  67. Eme Akwari

    May 4, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Congratulations!!!

  68. Nnamdi Ndu

    December 18, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Congrats Chido!

  69. Dr-Victor Ide-Okoye

    December 18, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Yelp!! My homie congratulations

  70. Jay Ikeme

    December 18, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Congrats Chido Nwangwu. You deserve this!!!

  71. Tony Nzeribe

    May 4, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Kudos bro!

  72. Sam Okenwa Gloryhouse

    December 18, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    You worth it. Congrats.
    From Apostle sam Okenwa

  73. Kemas Nkemakolam

    May 4, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Congrats Chido.

  74. Comfort Okeke-Okpala

    May 4, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Well deserving Award. All the kudos to you. Congratulations!

  75. Ekeoma Eme Emmanuel

    December 18, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Congrats dear.

  76. Helen Arizor

    December 18, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Congrats Chido! Well deserved!

  77. Franca Ukpabia Stovall

    May 5, 2018 at 12:01 am

    Mazi congratulations

  78. Joyce Nwosu

    December 18, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Nwa nne’m nwoke, you deserve the recognition and honor. Congratulations. More to come. You are very hard-working and deserving. Blessings.

  79. Ngozika Njoku-Igwe

    May 4, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Congratulations! Well deserved!!!.

  80. Okey Ndibe

    May 4, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Bro Chido, this is richly deserved.

  81. Chike Ofili

    December 18, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Congratulations, Chido!

  82. Nwangwu Prince Odumegwu

    December 18, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Congrats. .l look out for many more to come ur way

  83. Innocent Nduanya

    December 18, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    Congrats sir

  84. Emmanuel Nnadozie Onwubiko

    December 18, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Congratulations my brother. But tell your governor to ban this ‘Miss Anamnra’ scam.

  85. Fubara David-West

    May 4, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Congratulations, Chido Nwangwu. You truly deserve the honor.

  86. Ogonnaya Owuru

    December 18, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Congrats Nwa Chineke!

  87. Jude Azekwoh

    December 18, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Congrats

  88. Nkem Ekeopara

    May 4, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Congratulations, Bros. Earned! It’s an honour that transcends Anambra State.

  89. Uche Ohia

    December 18, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Congrats, bro. You richly deserve it.

  90. Ekenma Doris Oji

    December 18, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Congratulations well done and well deserved

  91. Donald Onyeri

    May 4, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Congratulations, Big Brother! You deserve it.

  92. Patsie Gal Nwachukwu

    May 4, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    A well deserved honor my Doc. Congrats. Still moving to greater heights. God will continually bless you.

  93. Ụzọamaka Agbasi

    December 18, 2016 at 11:58 am

    Congrats Mazi for the recognition

  94. Chuks Chuks

    December 18, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Congratulations

  95. Ijeoma Olugu

    May 4, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    Congratulations!!!

  96. Oby Okoli Dike

    December 18, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Way to go Bros. Congratulations and many more!!!

  97. Anthony Opo Okonkwo

    December 18, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Congrats Chido Nwangwu

    • Steve Oscar O

      December 18, 2016 at 11:50 am

      Well deserved honor Mazi. Hearty Congratulations. Keep representing us well. We are proud of you. God is your strength.

  98. Adinije Godwin

    December 18, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Congrats dear

  99. Clement Ezeh

    May 4, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    You go Chido. Congrats from New Jersey. Well deserved.

  100. Iyke Ekeoma

    May 5, 2018 at 12:02 am

    Chido, well deserved. You have been nothing short of incredible. Wishing you many Moore years of successes.

  101. Chidi Chiege

    December 18, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Congratulations

  102. Rudolf Ogoo Okonkwo

    May 4, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Well deserved, my Oga. You’ve contributed greatly to humanity. Congratulations.

  103. Nnenna Unaka

    May 4, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Mazi Nwanneukwu, congratulations. God is good all the time.

  104. Ejindu Mang

    May 4, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Congratulations onyi Isi, this is a testament of your bravery in journalism. We deserved.

  105. Joy Odinye

    May 4, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Man of Excellence!!!!! Congratulations.

  106. Tim Elombah

    May 4, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Mazi Nwangwu, turu ugo!

  107. Akpokuedike Aguleri

    May 4, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Congrats Chido

  108. Steve Ochonma

    December 18, 2016 at 10:17 am

    congrats Chido

  109. Chukwuemeka C. Ekemezie

    May 4, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Congratulations, Chido Nwangwu!

  110. Ike Mbelu

    December 18, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Congratulations Mazi,

  111. Chidimma Obioha Dureke

    December 18, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Congrats Chido

  112. Josh Amaezechi

    December 18, 2016 at 10:02 am

    Congratulations Great Lion!

  113. Chinyere Asouzu

    May 4, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Great!

  114. Abraham Madu

    May 4, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Congratulations!

  115. Jessy Nwajagu

    May 4, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Mazi congrats

  116. Theophilus Nnorom

    May 4, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Okuko nabu oke na esi na nwata. From the good old days of Nsukka campus I had no doubt in my mind that you are special. Congrats

  117. Ejike Anyaduba

    December 18, 2016 at 9:51 am

    You deserve that…Communication.H. I.D. O

  118. Jacqueline Audu-sylver

    May 4, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Congratulations

  119. Jachimike Adiele

    December 18, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Congrats Mazi. Longer shall your shadow grow.

  120. Kanu Victor

    May 4, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Congratulations brother, honour well deserved

  121. Ndaguba Rita

    May 4, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Congrats on yet another deserving honor.

  122. Nnamdi Ndu

    May 4, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Congrats Chido!

  123. Dr-Victor Ide-Okoye

    May 5, 2018 at 12:02 am

    Yelp!! My homie congratulations

  124. Jay Ikeme

    May 4, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Congrats Chido Nwangwu. You deserve this!!!

  125. Sam Okenwa Gloryhouse

    May 4, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    You worth it. Congrats.
    From Apostle sam Okenwa

  126. Ekeoma Eme Emmanuel

    May 4, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Congrats dear.

  127. Helen Arizor

    May 4, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Congrats Chido! Well deserved!

  128. Joyce Nwosu

    May 4, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Nwa nne’m nwoke, you deserve the recognition and honor. Congratulations. More to come. You are very hard-working and deserving. Blessings.

  129. Chike Ofili

    May 4, 2018 at 9:59 pm

    Congratulations, Chido!

  130. Nwangwu Prince Odumegwu

    May 4, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Congrats. .l look out for many more to come ur way

  131. Innocent Nduanya

    May 4, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Congrats sir

  132. Emmanuel Nnadozie Onwubiko

    May 4, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Congratulations my brother. But tell your governor to ban this ‘Miss Anamnra’ scam.

  133. Ogonnaya Owuru

    May 4, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Congrats Nwa Chineke!

  134. Jude Azekwoh

    May 4, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Congrats

  135. Uche Ohia

    May 4, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Congrats, bro. You richly deserve it.

  136. Ekenma Doris Oji

    May 4, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Congratulations well done and well deserved

  137. Ụzọamaka Agbasi

    May 4, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Congrats Mazi for the recognition

  138. Chuks Chuks

    May 4, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Congratulations

  139. Oby Okoli Dike

    May 4, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Way to go Bros. Congratulations and many more!!!

  140. Anthony Opo Okonkwo

    May 4, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Congrats Chido Nwangwu

  141. Adinije Godwin

    May 4, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Congrats dear

  142. Chidi Chiege

    May 4, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Congratulations

  143. Steve Ochonma

    May 4, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    congrats Chido

  144. Ike Mbelu

    May 4, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Congratulations Mazi,

  145. Chidimma Obioha Dureke

    May 4, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Congrats Chido

  146. Josh Amaezechi

    May 4, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Congratulations Great Lion!

  147. Ejike Anyaduba

    May 4, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    You deserve that…Communication.H. I.D. O

  148. Jachimike Adiele

    May 4, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Congrats Mazi. Longer shall your shadow grow.

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